The School of Life Sunday Sermon

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Host: The School of Life
Location: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Speaker: Edmund De Waal

Edmund de Waal believes tact is a dangerous virtue. As a wise man once said, tact ‘is the ability to make a person see lightening without letting him feel the bolt.’ One poorly judged move and we’re in trouble. We need to be at our most diplomatic when the stakes are high. But in our fast-paced, high-pressure culture, where we fire off blunt messages without a second glance, we're at risk of losing this vital art. His current exhibition, at Waddesdon Manor until 28 October 2012, looks at the idea of collecting, and how objects are kept together, lost, stolen or dispersed.

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