2 October 2015
Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Venue: Great Hall, People's Palace, Queen Mary University of London , Mile End Road , London, E1 4NS
"Writing the history of one's own times"
In this lecture at Queen Mary University of London, Peter Hennessy will examine the pleasures, pains and pitfalls of writing contemporary history and the potent impact of memory - individual and shared - on how we react to breaking events.
This lecture is free of charge and is open to all. It will take place in the Great Hall, People's Palace from 6.30pm on Friday 2nd October.
Peter returns to QMUL to deliver this keynote lecture as part of a School-wide event, a reunion for history alumni on Friday 2 October 2015.
If you are interested to learn more about the whole day event, and a dinner in the Octagon in the evening, please visit the website for more information - /qmpublic/alumni/events/Items/140242.html
About Peter Hennessy
Peter Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at QMUL where he helped set up the influential Mile End Group (now Mile End Institute) which hosts public lectures on contemporary British history, focusing on Whitehall and politics. He is Patron and Senior Advisor to the Mile End Institute. He is also a Fellow of the British Academy.