Friday, 6th May 2016
 
CLEM ATTLEE, 1956, & UK 1980–82
8.30pm
Chipping Campden School Hall
£7

Free to full-time students
Doors open 8pm CCSPAʼs Bar.

The Welfare State, Lady Chatterly’s Lover, London Docklands Development Corporation … Francis Beckett, biographer of Attlee and co-author of 1956 The Year That Changed Britain – “a wonderfully evocative … account of a year that saw the ends and beginnings that explain why and how we got to today.” Michael Rosen – and Andy Beckett author of Promised You a Miracle: UK80–82 – “Lively … Provoking … Brazenly anti-nostalgic.” Hilary Mantel – discuss the changes that swept across Britain in the last century. Chair Lydia Gray
Francis Beckett read history and philosophy at Keele University. He contributes to The New Statesman, Guardian and Independent and won 2009 Ted Wragg Lifetime Achievement Award for educational journalism. His seventeen books include What Did the Baby Boomers Ever Do For Us? and biographies on Bevan, MacMillan, Brown and Blair.
http://www.francisbeckett.co.uk @francisbeckett
Andy Beckett read modern history at Oxford University and journalism at the University of California in Berkeley. A feature writer at the Guardian, he also writes for the London Review of Books and the New York Times magazine. He is author of When the Lights Went Out (2010) and Pinochet in Piccadilly (2001)
Lydia Gray, educated at Chipping Campden School, graduate in War Studies from King’s College London, has an MSc in Security Studies from UCL. After working in publishing at The Writers’ Workshop, she is now employed by the Civil Service.
clf_noelarms_smThis evening’s events are sponsored by The Noel Arms Hotel Tel 01386 840330
http://www.bespokehotels.com/noelarmshotel
With thanks to Chipping Campden School Parents Association @CampdenPA


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