2024 Festival Event

Vernon Bogdanor

Vernon Bogdanor – ‘Making the Weather’

Sir Vernon Bogdanor evaluates the far-reaching impact of six-post war politicians upon our country. None of these men became prime minister but collectively Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan, Roy Jenkins and Tony Benn on the political Left, and Enoch Powell, Keith Joseph and Nigel Farage on the political Right, all shaped the debates about Britain’s future. In Making the Weather, Vernon identifies how and why these politicians remain such live figures today and addresses their profound ideological beliefs on immigration, Europe, the NHS, and electoral reform, which continue to drive political debate.

Vernon Bogdanor - Making the Weather
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2024 Festival Schedule

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A printed version of this schedule can be found on the back of the programme booklet available at the Barnes Bookshop, 98 Church Road.