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Peter Frankopan, in conversation

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Oxford historian Peter Frankopan talks about the history of the Silk Roads and about how we need to look at the past in a different way. The world is changing – but the way we understand the world around is not.

First Story is delighted to invite you to our upcoming event with Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, the No. 1 Sunday Times and international bestseller. In conversation with Sameer Rahim, Managing Editor of Prospect Magazine, Peter will discuss the history of the Silk Roads and how we need to look at the past in a different way. The world is changing – but the way we understand the world around us is not. In this timely and thought-provoking event, Peter will offer a fresh perspective on world history, which will explore the forces that have shaped the global economy and the political renaissance in the re-emerging Middle East.

This event is hosted in partnership with Asia House. Profits from the event will go towards First Story's creative writing programme in secondary schools across England.




Venue: Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, W1G 7LP
Time: Doors open at 6.15pm. Peter Frankopan will be in conversation from 6:50pm. After the discussion there will be an audience Q&A.

From 8pm - 9pm there will be the opportunity for book-signings and a selection of refreshments including wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee will also be available for purchase.

Ticket Price: General Admission £25

Tickets for this event are expected to sell out quickly, so please do book in advance.



About Peter Frankopan

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he has been Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College Oxford since 2000. His book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the world has been described as ‘magnificent’ (Sunday Times) ‘ dazzling’ (Guardian), ‘a rare book that makes you question your assumptions about the world’ (Wall St Journal) and ‘not just the most important history book in years, but the most important in decades’ (Berliner Zeitung). It has topped the Bestseller lists all around the world, including in the UK, India, UAE and China.



About Sameer Rahim

Sameer Rahim is Managing Editor of Prospect Magazine. He won a 2013 William Hazlitt Award for an essay on Islam's historical origins.




About First Story

First Story changes lives through writing.

We believe that writing can transform lives, and that there is dignity and power in every young person’s story.

First Story brings talented, professional writers into secondary schools serving low-income communities to work with teachers and students to foster creativity and communication skills.

By helping students find their voices through intensive, fun programmes, First Story raises aspirations and gives students the skills and confidence to achieve them.

You can find out more about our work at firststory.org.uk



About Asia House

The Arts and Learning Programme at Asia House is the not-for-profit division of the organisation’s activities. It is completely unique in the UK in presenting a pan-Asian artistic and cultural programme with a scope of more than 40 countries in the region. Through our programme of events on arts, culture and education we act as a catalyst for the discovery of the diverse arts and cultures of Asia and the Asian diaspora, and serve as a bridge of understanding between the UK and Asia.

Our mission is to inspire and attract new and diverse audiences to our dynamic programme of live events from exhibitions and panel discussions to music, literature, dance, performance, visual art, film and fashion.

We are committed to delivering artistic and learning outreach programmes of excellence to local communities in London and across the UK and promoting artistic exchange between Asia, Europe and Britain.

You can find out more about Asia House's work at asiahousearts.org

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