Sir Christopher Frayling

We are honoured to present the Roy Stringer Memorial Lecture in honour of FACT’s inspirational late Chairman and in partnership with Amaze. 

This year’s lecture is part our winter exhibition Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life which seeks to re-examine the relevance of our traditional notions of the eight-hour working day and is the culmination of our year long programme celebrating 10 years of the FACT Centre.

Sir Christopher Frayling is a historian, critic and award-winning broadcaster. In his lecture he will explore public images of work and the office, from the origins of cinema, via the heyday of time and motion, a scientific method used to analyse work procedures, to the present day and beyond. 

Sir Christopher will be looking at how the physical environment of the office has mirrored wider assumptions about 'work' as a separate sphere. From uniform ranks of desks to the latest ideas of working from home, or within the highest-tech of settings, differing ideas of "time and motion" have never been far below the surface. 

In the products of the movie business, the office is nearly always the enemy - but what does "the office" really mean today....? What public images can plausibly capture ideas of work in the early twenty-first century?

His examples will feature cinematic rarities alongside better-known films.

FACT Director Mike Stubbs will introduce the lecture and is joined by Wendy Stonefield, Chief Commercial Officer of Amaze and Eddie Berg, former CEO of FACT who will talk about FACT’s relationship with Roy Stringer and his legacy.

Tickets are free but strictly limited.