The British Society of Aesthetics sponsored three lectures in Cambridge between February and April this year. Eileen John gave a paper entitled ‘Aesthetic Reasons and Living with Ourselves’; Renee Conroy gave a paper entitled ‘Rust Belt Ruins’; and Dawn Wilson gave a paper entitled ‘Does a Photograph Capture a Moment in Time?’. Although the talks were greatly appreciated by those who attended, the difficulty of getting an audience big enough to justify the speakers’ time suggested that, in future, talks should be held in the period of October to December. Hence, we held over the remaining three talks until the end of the year. I am grateful for to the BSA for sponsoring this series, which is enjoyed by those both inside and outside academia in and around Cambridge.
Professor Derek Matravers, The Open University