Satirical Cartoons: A History - Martin Rowson

Gresham College Lectures

12-02-2024 • 1 hr 17 mins

How do cartoons and visual satire operate?

This lecture will look at when humans first created art and at the dawn of satire.

Examining the work of Swift, Hogarth, Gillray, David Low and Ronald Searle, this lecture by celebrated cartoonist Martin Rowson will also examine the role cartoons play in giving offence. Covering the Danish Cartoons scandal and the Charlie Hebdo massacre, this talk will also look at Martin Rowson's own cartoon output over the past 40 years.


This lecture was recorded by Martin Rowson on 25th January 2024 at Barnard's Inn Hall, London

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:
https://www.gresham.ac.uk/watch-now/satirical-cartoons-history

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