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Symposia, public lectures, panel discussions etc.


  • ‘Turner and the Moderns’, National Gallery, April 2003


  • ‘Turner, Catholicism and the Constitution’. Turner Symposium, The Barber Institute, Birmingham University, October 2004


  • ‘Turner’s London’. Turner, Whistler, Monet exhibition symposium, Tate Modern, April 2005

  • 'Turner and the Thames', Metropolitan History Group, University of London, January 2006


  • ‘Turner’s Shipwreck Subjects’. Study weekend on Turner and the Sea, National Maritime Museum, May 2007


  • ‘Charles Saatchi and Contemporary British Art’. The Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, June 2008


  • ‘Water, the Image of the Mind’. Turner and the Elements symposium, Warburg-Haus, Hamburg, November 2010


  • Tate Debate: why save anything? Tate Britain, October 2011. (To listen to the debate, please see the audio player below.)


  • ‘The Turner Prize: its history & controversies’. Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, July 2013


  • ‘Constable: the Makings of a Master’. Guildford House, October 2014


  • Turner v Constable. The Salisbury Museum, September 2015

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