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Alastair Sooke

Journalist and broadcaster. Critic at Large for The Daily Telegraph and columnist for BBC Culture. He has written and presented documentaries on BBC TV and radio, and is the author of three art books published by Penguin. He joined the Telegraph in 2003 and reported regularly for BBC Two’s The Culture Show from 2009–14. In 2016, he sat on the British Council’s Venice Biennale Selection Committee and was a judge for the inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture. He serves on the Courtauld Association Committee, on the advisory board of the Classical Art Research Centre at the University of Oxford and is a trustee of The Ampersand Foundation. Alastair was educated at Westminster School, where he was a Queen’s Scholar, at Christ Church, Oxford, and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.