Bernhard Schlink

For the good of the others

‘Inform, educate and entertain’ This week, Radio 4 has been broadcasting a series of 45-minute programmes by Melvyn Bragg under the title The Value Of Culture. It’s a sign of the strength and quality of public culture in Britain that such programmes are an unexceptional part of everyday broadcasting. Melvyn Bragg’s excellent radio series, In Our Time, from which The…

The Shoreline and the Sea

What is the difference between culture and heritage? It’s a question that has often arisen in my work and which, if it doesn’t have a neat solution, is still a good lens through which to examine some of our more unconscious attitudes. In February 2012, I was invited to contribute to a conference hosted by…