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Distilling the frenzy - writing the history of one's own times

Series: Keynes Public Lecture Series

Starts: 30 November 2012

Prof Peter Hennessy, Queen Mary's

Friday 30 November 2012, 1pm
Room 0.31, Humanities Building, Cardiff University

Peter Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of several books, including Whitehall (1989) and Having It So good: Britain In The Fifties (2006). He was a journalist for twenty years with spells on The Times as a leader writer and Whitehall Correspondent, The Financial Times as Lobby Correspondent and The Economist. He was a regular presenter of the BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme and a co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary British History. In 2010 he was awarded a peerage and now sits on the Crossbenches as Lord Hennessy of Nymphsfield.

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