The Centre for Policy Studies is hosting a panel debate on state art versus liberty at the 2014 Margaret Thatcher Lecture on Liberty, 'Who pays the piper – is state art the murderer of invention?', to be held at the Guildhall on Wednesday 18 June 2014
The panel will also be asked for their views on the future of the BBC and whether the organisation should remain fully taxpayer funded when its Royal Charter is renewed in 2016.
The conference is being held to mark the anniversary of the CPS, which was founded by Sir Keith Joseph and Margaret Thatcher 40 years ago this year.
Lizzie Noel comments: "I am delighted to be chairing a panel of such lively and distinguished people who will have much to say and much to disagree about. Certainly no group hugs. "
CPS Director Tim Knox comments: “This contentious debate is taking place within the biggest political conference of the year. The conference will examine what liberty means in the modern world – particularly in regard to arts and culture within the free market.”
Attendance is by strict invitation but the CPS is actively encouraging journalists to attend.