I will be giving a talk on my A Radical History of Britain to the Suffolk Book League on Tues Sept 6 at 7.30pm. Details here.
I’m giving a talk to the Central London Humanists on radicalism and the struggle for religious freedom in Britain. Details here.
Belatedly, here are some links to recent talks/interviews wot I have done.
A chat with Neil Denny on the Little Atoms radio show on resonance fm. You can download here.
A podcast for BBC History Magazine to accompany my article on Gerrard Winstanley.
A recording of my talk as part of the St Albans festival here.
In other radical news, Tom Paine has a new statue in Lewes.
I’m on the wonderful Little Atoms radio show tonight (Fri 11th June) at 7pm talking about A Radical History of Britain. Tune in to Resonance 104.4fm if you live in London, or listen online via their website if you live elsewhere in the world. The show will be available as a podcast later.
I’m doing some talks in June and July. On Sat 5 June it is Republic’s annual conference and I will be discussing Britain’s republican heritage alongside Geoffrey Robertson QC of Tyrannicide Brief and Putney Debates fame. On June 17 I will be taking part in the Firestation Bookswap. On 22 June I will be speaking as part of the St. Alban’s Literary Festival and on 12 July I will be talking to the Liberal Democrat History Group about Thomas Paine’s impact on subsequent radicals and liberals while Professor Ted Royle will be talking about Paine himself.
Tour t-shirts to follow.
In other news, there was a nice review of the paperback of A Radical History of Britain by Ian Pindar in the Guardian a few weekends ago.
I’ve got five advance copies of the paperback edition of A Radical History of Britain to give away. To win one, just reply to this post saying, in twenty words or fewer, why you think it should win the Orwell Prize.
Competition also running via the facebook group, so hurry, hurry, hurry before they are all gone!
My A Radical History of Britain has been entered into this year’s competition…along with another 211 books.
Chances of winning? To quote from The Naked Gun,
“Doctors say that Nordberg has a 50/50 chance of living, though there’s only a 10 percent chance of that.”
In other self-obsessed news, my The Glorious Revolution has now been released as an e-book by its US publisher, Pegasus. Download here. Price: a cent under a ten-spot.
The paperback edition of my A Radical History of Britain has an exciting new cover. I personally approved the shiny new helmet this gentleman is wearing. Out March 2010.
Well, it turns out I didn’t delete the audiofile – so if you couldn’t make it, you can listen to my talk (about 30 mins) by downloading the wma file from here (about 7mb).