Peter Morgan In Conversation with Griselda Pollock

Screenwriter and BA History of Art alumnus, Peter Morgan, returns to Leeds for this ‘In Conversation’ event with Griselda Pollock (Professor of the Social & Critical Histories of Art).

Peter Morgan graduated with a BA History of Art from the University of Leeds in 1985 and is one of the country’s leading contemporary screen dramatists, famed for his films concerning high profile figures from The Queen to Richard Nixon.

He is known for shining a light on key moments in history and in 2006 received a Golden Globe for The Queen and a BAFTA in 2007 for the screenplay for The Last King of Scotland. Peter went on to receive an Oscar nomination in 2009 for his first play, Frost/Nixon. His other film credits include The Damned United, depicting Brian Clough’s 44 day reign as the coach of Leeds United.

Peter is the creator and writer of Netflix drama series The Crown which recently won Best Television Series – Drama at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards. He is also an acclaimed playwright and has enjoyed success in both West End and Broadway productions. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Leeds in the summer of 2016 for his achievements as a leading contemporary screen dramatist.

Griselda Pollock is Professor of the Social & Critical Histories of Art in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. Griselda is a prominent feminist art historian and cultural theorist whose interests include feminist, social and postcolonial studies in art’s histories, feminist interventions in psychoanalytical aesthetics, and trauma and cultural memory and the Holocaust.

The event takes place in the Great Hall at the University of Leeds, starting at 6pm. It will be followed by a reception in the School’s new Student Common Room and Project Space.

Bookings are now closed for this event.

The ‘In Conversation’ event will be preceded by an officially opening of our new School building on University Road at 5.00pm, with alumna Ingrid Roscoe, Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire (BA Fine and Decorative Arts; PhD) and Sir Alan Langlands, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds. See here for more information or email