This year is the fourth that Four Culture client Charleston has awarded its annual Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize, established in 2015 to honour the late economist, who wrote his famous book, The Economic Consequences of The Peace, while staying at the Sussex farmhouse. This year’s winner was none other than naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, who was guest of honour at the festival, delivering a lecture on whether or not some animals could justifiably be described as animals – an idea that divided Charles Darwin and fellow naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.

The team had arranged for Sir David to be interviewed by The Sunday Times’ Bryan Appleyard ahead of the lecture, with an accompanying photo shoot in the beautiful artist’s studio in the house. If you weren’t among the rapturous crowd in East Sussex on 21 May then you can read about the lecture at various news outlets including Irish Independent and Evening Express, with the lecture itself due to be broadcast on BBC Radio later in the summer.