Lord Christopher Tugendhat A History of Britain Through Books: 1900 - 1964 Saturday 22nd Jan

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All Saints Church, Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2LE

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Former journalist, businessman and European commissioner Lord Tugendhat talks about his unique take on the history of Britain in the first half of the last century told through the books that were written.

Tugendhat explains how literature both shaped and reflected public concerns over the decades. He includes titles by writers such as Doris Lessing, Margaret Bondfield, CP Snow, Ernst Gombrich, Noel Coward, Evelyn Waugh, Robert Tressall, Elizabeth David and George Orwell, shining new light on both world wars, the end of empire, social change, the nuclear age, feminism, gay rights, race and immigration.

Lord Tugendhat is a Conservative member of the House of Lords. In a distinguished career in business and government he was a European commissioner between 1977 and 1985 (where he survived a personal IRA assassination attempt); and chairman of: Abbey National; Blue Circle Industries; and of the Civil Aviation Authority. He was also Chancellor of the University of Bath, and a Financial Times journalist for 10 years.

A Q & A Session will follow.

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Lord Christopher Tugendhat A History of Britain Through Books: 1900 - 1964 Saturday 22nd Jan (22 Jan 2022)
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