Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture

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Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series: Lord Peter Hennessy

Monday 12 June

Tickets: Free entry (registration required)

Keeping Calm and Carrying On?

British Crises Since 1945 and the Special Case of Brexit

Join us at The Bramall Music Building, on Monday 12 June, for a special lecture, to be delivered by historian, crossbench peer and Brexit commentator Lord Hennessy.

Peter John Hennessy, Baron Hennessy of Nympsfield is one of our best-known, most distinguished, and most engaging and engaged contemporary historians.  He is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London, and a Fellow of the British Academy. In 1986 he co-founded the Institute of Contemporary British History and was Gresham Professor of Rhetoric between 1994 and 1997.

Before joining Queen Mary’s, London in 1992, Lord Hennessy was a Journalist for twenty years with spells on The Times as a leader writer and Whitehall Correspondent.  He is a regular and accomplished broadcaster.  His publications include:

Never Again: Britain 1945-51

Having It So Good: Britain in the 1950’s

The Secret State: Preparing for the Worst 1945-2010

The Kingdom to Come: Thoughts on the Union before and after the Scottish Referendum

His lecture will be as memorable as it will be topical and engaging.

This lecture forms part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture series, which aim to reflect on the major social, cultural and policy issues of our time.  The Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture series have become an established part of the University’s calendar, and have brought many outstanding speakers to the University of Birmingham.

Venue: Elgar Concert Hall, The Bramall

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