So how close to reality is ruthless politician Frank Underwood (or, if your memory stretches back that far, Francis Urquhart)? Before House of Cards was on TV it was a book, written by Michael Dobbs. He's one of the speakers at a series of free talks about politics at the British Academy this June.
With Great Power (which, if you know your Spider-Man, you'll know is followed by "...comes great responsibility") is 10 events at the British Academy's gorgeous building at Carlton House Terrace.
Watch a screening of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, introduced by historian Melvyn Stokes; go on a walk and hear a panel discussion about Mary Wollstonecraft; discuss the impact of social media on politics; discover the art of political cartooning; and of course, hear Michael Dobbs talk about the blurred line between fact and fiction when it comes to politicians.
The British Academy's With Great Power series runs 1-30 June at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH. All talks are free but we recommend booking in advance.