Lord Peter Hennessy of Nympsfield FBA
Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History
Queen Mary, University of London
Writing the history of one’s own times
7.30 and 9pm, Tuesday 28 June 2016
But what are the pleasures and the pitfalls for professional historians who chronicle their own country in their own era? Can they detach the personal from the general? Should they even try to? Can autobiography fit easily into national biography?
Lord Peter Hennessy will also be in conversation with Alun Evans, Chief Executive of The British Academy at 7.30pm entitled: The Future of The Union