Not much, I tell the Guardian.
I will be giving a talk on the above on Feb 16th as part of the Bishopgate Institute’s Monarchy and Republicanism series. Details here.
I’m taking part in this discussion organised by Neil Denny of Little Atoms at the Bishopsgate Institute along with Dan Hind, Bibi van der Zee and Alex Butterworth. 3 November @ 7.30pm.
Info over here.
My musings on PJ Harvey’s Mercury Award winning album ‘Let England Shake’ published in the Guardian yesterday. Paul Lay at History Today picked this up and gives his top five musical evocations of Englishness, including one of my favourites, Roy Harper’s ‘When an old cricketer leaves the crease.’
In other news, I’ve now uploaded my talk to the Suffolk Book League over here. Thanks to all who come, especially for the excellent questions afterwards. Anyone who lives in the area and likes books (historical or otherwise) would be well-advised to take a look at their programme of events.
Update: apologies to those who tried to download the Suffolk talk podcast earlier. I’ve now fixed the link which was to a non-public bit of my web filestore.
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 was on Radio 3 last night as part of a discussion of student extremism and the history thereof. You can listen again via i-player for the next week or so, it’s the first segment.
I will be talking radicalism and rebellion at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival on Sunday 5th June at 1pm with David Horspool, author of The English Rebel. More details here.
I’ve now put up the recording of the Thomas Paine Society lecture given on 5th March here.
Apologies for the sound quality at the beginning, I was struggling to be heard over the sound of screaming Japanese fan-girls (not screaming at me but attending the Manga convention also in Conway Hall.)
A revised and edited version of the lecture has been submitted to the Society’s journal.
I am honoured to have been invited to give the Thomas Paine Society’s Eric Paine Memorial Lecture.
The talk will be at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, WC1 4RL at 2pm on Sat 5th March.
More details here.