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The Ben Pimlott Memorial Lecture 2016

Pimlott 2011

2016: 'Telling Tales of a New Jerusalem: A Personal History' by David Kynaston

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 6:00 p.m.
King's College London

David Kynaston, a professional historian since 1973, has been predominantly engaged since 2002 on an ambitious multi-volume history of post-war Britain. The three volumes to have appeared so far are Austerity Britain, 1945-51; Family Britain, 1951-57; and Modernity Britain, 1957-62. Each has received a warm critical reception, with the Sunday Times in late 2009 declaring Austerity Britain to be its book of the decade. In this lecture he describes the project as a whole, including its genesis, its underlying approach, its research methods, and what he sees as its strengths and weaknesses.

All Welcome
Free Admission
Reception to Follow


Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29)
6th Floor, King's Building
King's College London Strand Campus

The reception to follow will be held at KCL's Chapters Restaurant (2nd floor King's Building).

Directions: Arrive at the Strand Campus of King's College London, next to Somerset House, opposite the Aldwych and St Mary le Strand. The nearest tube stations are Temple and Charing Cross.
Take the lifts to level 6, turn right and K6.29 is on your right.

Map of the Anatomy Lecture Theatre:

About the Ben Pimlott Memorial Lecture

In honour of the late Ben Pimlott, Twentieth Century British History, the Institute for Contemporary British History, and Oxford Journals have established this annual lecture series. Each lecture covers a subject of interest to scholars of Twentieth Century British history. Each lecture is published in the journal and is available free online.

Previous lectures:


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