Have you signed up for our last Zoom talk?
As Lockdown comes to an end (fingers crossed) and the publishing industry slows for the summer we are giving our Zoom events a summer holiday as well.
Not to worry though, we will be back in the Autumn discussing timely issues from our upcoming releases. If anyone has checked our YouTube channel recently they may have noticed the minor rebrand of our Zoom talks as our Talking Points series. We’ve chosen this new title particularly to differentiate from any other types of Zoom events we may host in the future... (watch this space!)
For our final talk we’ve picked one of the biggest, knottiest and it seems ever-relevant contemporary issues: Brexit. Now we are guessing there might be some of you which might be thinking really? Brexit? still? And the answer is yes, now that Brexit has happened (for better or worse) we believe it is vital to ask what this Brexit-future holds, particularly for future generations of Britons.
We will be asking Our Children and Brexit: What’s Next for their Future? (< click the link to sign up!)
We have curated a fantastic panel of guests for this:
Tim Luscombe is a celebrated theatre director and playwright whose plays have gone from the West End to New York. Learning German (badly) is his first book and it chronicles his experience as an Englishman who works in England but lives in Berlin in Germany. With Brexit he needed to get German naturalisation status and to do that he needed to learn German and it goes badly. What he writes is a witty and deeply personal engagement about what it is to be English in a 21st century multicultural globalised world.
Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas is a sociologist and Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths College here in London. Melissa's research focuses on the relationship between childhood and public life with a long-standing interest in childhood and youth participation. Most recently she led a large international study in childhood and public life in three cities, London (UK), Athens (Greece), Hyderabad (India) that was funded by the European Research Council, that looked at the encounters, experiences and engagement of younger children with public life including politics.
Denis MacShane has worked as a journalist and political activist all his life. He was a football reporter for the BBC, the youngest ever president of the National Union of Journalists, and MP and Minister for Europe, and predicted the Brexit vote in his 2015 book Brexit: How Britain will Leave Europe. He has has written books on politics in France, Poland, South Africa and the Balkans and on global anti-semitism. He has four children who're born in Switzerland and France when he worked and lived on the continent and a brand-new grandson born in February in Lewisham.