Ted Harrison

Ted Harrison’s art installation ‘Innocence Betrayed’ seen under the dome at St Paul’s in November last year, was the cathedral’s 2011 Remembrance Day focus. It was made from 8000 poppies which formed an image of 3 children damaged by war. In his recent book Remembrance Today; poppies, grief and heroism Ted argues for the poppy once again to be worn as a symbol of dedication to peace and not the badge of patriotism it has become.

Ted is an artist and writer and for many years was a BBC reporter, correspondent and Radio 4 presenter. He is the author of over 20 books ranging from popular biography, to satirical fiction to theology. He divides his time between the two places he calls home – near Folkestone in Kent and the island of Unst, Shetland.

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Sunday 21 October 2012, 9.30am Conservatory

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Rememberance Today (Reaktion Books, 2012)

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