Simon Schama

J.K. Rowling Is Right - Denying Cultural Exposure to Israel Will Not Solve Anything

Gabriel Samuels | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gabriel Samuels

It is my hope that the boycott will be cut short and art permitted to flow free once more in Israel. Let's keep culture as our own 'magic place', where the horrors and difficulties of this world can be put to rest, just for an hour or so.

Rod Liddle And Simon Schama Shouting At Each Other On Question Time Is TV Bullion

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Politics

Journalist Rod Liddle, fresh from penning a column on the 'Great British Bake-Off' that drew praise from the EDL, appeared on Thursday’s 'Question T...

Childhood Friend Abandons Saatchi 'Over Nigella'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Nigella Lawson has received belated support from an unlikely source, in Simon Schama. The TV historian and writer has told how he hasn't spoken to...

Margaret Thatcher: Gone With the Wind...

David McAlmont | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

By the time I got home somebody on Facebook was expressing concern about the fact that Ding Dong the Witch is Dead had entered the i-Tunes chart. Lyricist Yip Harburg would be delighted. He was a staunch socialist targeted by the House of Un-American Activities Committee. He wouldn't have liked Thatcher any.

Downton Blasted As 'Cultural Necrophilia'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Historian Simon Schama has attacked Downton Abbey, saying it "serves up a steaming, silvered tureen of snobbery". Writing in Newsweek, Schama, an e...

Travelling Light at the Whitechapel Gallery

Neil Simpson | Posted 19.02.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

How would you explain Britishness? If we were introducing a foreign ambassador to Britannia with no prior knowledge of her, save for the embarrassing 'ums' and 'ahs' of Mr Bean and Hugh Grant, we would surely draw on a few comfortable self-induced stereotypes.

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Simon Schama Discusses England's History Curriculum | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2011 | UK

When asked about his role in overhauling England's national history curriculum, famed historian Simon Schama understates his contributions. "It's n...