The Royal Academy "Sensation" Furore, Royal Institution, London W1 (0171-344 4444)

The cultural commentator Robert Hewison chairs what may well turn into what Mrs Merton would describe as "a heated debate". Tom Phillips RA, chairman of the Academy's Exhibitions Committee, historian and journalist Professor Lisa Jardine, columnist Simon Jenkins and writer Howard Jacobsen will present arguments about the notorious exhibition of work by young British artists from the Saatchi collection which has caused such a stink. None of the panellists could be described as shrinking violets but the plan is to take brief presentations from the distinguished panel before opening the debate up to questions from the floor. Sparks, one suspects, will fly. The bar will be open from 6pm, which will doubtless help oil the wheels of discussion.

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