King's Fellows discuss the history of weeping on Radio 3

Simon Goldhill

Simon Goldhill

King's Fellows Peter de Bolla and Simon Goldhill will discuss the cultural history of weeping this Sunday on BBC Radio 3. They will contribute to a programme called 'Margaret Are You Grieving? A Cultural History of Weeping'.

Presented by King's alumnus Thomas Dixon, the programme will explore why writing, music, theatre and film can make people cry. Professor Goldhill, who is a Fellow in Classics, will talk about what we can learn from Classical theatre and aesthetics. Professor De Bolla, who is a Fellow in English, will discuss what more recent cultural history can tell us about people's reactions to works of art.

The programme is produced by another King's alumnus, Natalie Steed, and will be broadcast this Sunday at 7.45pm. See the BBC Radio 3 website for details.

Update (28 Janaury 2013): if you missed this broadcast, you can still listen to it on the Radio 3 website by following the link above.

24 January 2013