politics and contemporary history

Brady Lecture: Christopher Clark

Friday 28 November 2014, 7pm
HMS President (1918), Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0HJ
Admission free (booking required)
Information: Tel. 020 7596 4000
Christopher Clark
Christopher Clark

We are delighted that Professor Christopher Clark (Cambridge) will present this year’s Brady Lecture in honour of Philip Brady (1932 – 1997). Brady was a Reader in German at Birkbeck College, London, and an inspiring broadcaster, writer and lecturer whose knowledge of German culture was remarkably wide-ranging. The lecture celebrates Brady’s contribution to British-German exchange for which he was awarded the Goethe Medal in 1996. Previous guest speakers in the Brady-Lecture series were AS Byatt, Richard Wentworth, Ian Kershaw, George Benjamin, Sir Peter Jonas, Tacita Dean, Anthony Beevor, David Goodhart, Sir Norman Rosenthal and David Chipperfield.

The Sleepwalkers (c) Christopher ClarkChristopher Clark's research interests are centred on the history of nineteenth-century Germany and continental Europe. Clark’s latest book The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 was published in London in 2012 for which he received the 2014 Bruno Kreisky Prize for Political Literature. Clark has currently a podcast series on the BBC about the Crisis that Led to the First World War.

Coinciding with the 1914-1918 WWI commemorations the Brady Lecture will be held on the HMS President which has been camouflaged in Tobias Rehberger's contemporary Dazzle Ship design. The 'Dazzle Ship' is part of 14-18 NOW, WWI Centenary Art Commissions and Totally Thames. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Goethe-Institut London.

David Kew

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