Cultural value is questioned

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THERE will be a lecture about the value of culture covering everything from Facebook to ancient monuments tonight.

Professor Justin Smith will lead the lecture at the University of Portsmouth’s Portland building from 6pm to 7pm.

Prof Smith said: ‘Our online, digital, 24/7 rolling news, multi-channel, video-on-demand, social media world has re-shaped the way we live.

‘Physical media – printed photographs, CDs, DVDs – is losing its status in our lives and, at the same time, many of us now make as much media as we consume.’

Prof Smith will pose questions such as whether it is right for the public to have to subsidise art and culture.

The lecture is open to the public and admission is free. To book, visit and search for Portsmouth.