Scandal ’63 Revisited: Symposium

The symposium for the exhibition ‘Scandal ’63 Revisited: Reframing the Profumo Affair via Art and Artefact’

Curated by Fionn Wilson and Steve Chibnall
Including a performance/talk by feminist artist Caroline Coon, a Q&A with Christine Keeler’s son, Seymour Platt, and a talk from feminist art historian Sue Tate on the work of artist and Pop Art pioneer, Pauline Boty


10:20: WELCOME: with Steve Chibnall and Leicester Gallery manager Hugo Worthy

10:30: Steve Chibnall: Portraits of a Scandal: The Art of Stephen Ward

11:15: Creative writings: Christine as Muse

with writing from Caroline Collett and poetry readings from Sarah Caulfield, Guinevere Clark, 

Mari Ellis Dunning and Gemma June Howell (via MS Teams).

12.15: Melanie Williams: Christine Keeler and Fashion in the Early Sixties

13.00: BREAK FOR LUNCH at the Food Village

13:40: Gallery visit and informal ‘Meet the Curators’

with curators Fionn Wilson and Steve Chibnall.

14:15: KEYNOTE: Carol Dyhouse: Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women

15.00: Richard Farmer: The Profumo Scandal in Popular Culture

15.45: Q&A with Christine Keeler’s son, Seymour Platt (via MS Teams)


16.30: Sue Tate: Pauline Boty’s ‘Scandal ’63’ and the Politics of Gender

17:10: Caroline Coon: I AM WHORE  

17.50: In Conversation: Artists Cathy Lomax, Dameon Priestly and Marguerite Horner

hosted by Hugo Worthy.

18.30 FINISH

Tickets to the symposium are free but please reserve seats via the Eventbrite link: