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Peter Aspden

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Arts Writer for the Financial Times (1994-present)

Veteran Journalist

Leading commentator on the West’s changing cultural landscape

Peter Aspden is the Financial Times’ arts writer, having previously been its arts editor for five years. He joined the paper in 1994, as deputy books and arts editor and a general feature writer on Weekend FT. He has written on numerous subjects, including travel, religion, politics, history, most art forms and sport. He covered the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, and the World Cup in France in 1998.

He was educated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics, before going into journalism. He joined the Times Higher Education Supplement in 1985, where he went on to become deputy editor.

He has been writing a weekly column on contemporary culture since January 2004; it appears in the Life & Arts section of the Weekend FT every Saturday.

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"One of the art world’s most eloquent commentators, Peter is as comfortable discussing the finer points of modern art and eccentricities of pop culture as he is exploring it’s cultural and economic context."

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