Photographs of lectures and back stage parties by Sandra Lousada

The Jocelyn Herbert lecture series was established at the National Theatre with a grant from the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation to provide funding for ten lectures. The aims of the lectures are to increase public awareness of a largely invisible discipline within an otherwise closely monitored activity, to increase the status of the discipline within the academic environment and to honour Herbert for her role in revolutionising the look and feel of post-war British theatre.

The Jocelyn Herbert Lecture with Michael Billington

Friday 2rd November 6.00-6.45pm.  Dorfman auditorium, National Theatre

Now writing for the Guardian, which he has done since 1971, Michael began his career as a theatre critic in 1961 and this span of experience makes him uniquely placed to review the changes to stage design which he has witnessed over the decades.