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The English: who are they and what do they want?
Mon 7 November 2016, 18:30 – 21:00 GMT
After a summer of political turmoil - which is still unfolding - we are left reeling and asking - who are we? Who are the British? And, increasingly, who are the English?
Soon to divorce from the EU - and who knows, maybe even from the UK? - the nature of Englishness is now a cultural and political topic in the way it hasn't been for centuries.
Theos is hosting a discussion between two leading thinkers on this topic: Prof. Robert Tombs, author of The English and Their History; and Prof. Michael Kenny, author of The Politics of English Nationhood. The discussion will look at what has made the English English, what they want today, and what we might expect for and from them in the future.
Robert Tombs is Professor of French history at St John's College, Cambridge, and has worked extensively on the history of the relationship between the French and the British. He is the author, Isabelle Tombs, of That Sweet Enemy: The French and the British from the Sun King to the Present, and also of The English and their History.
Michael Kenny is Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, and inaugural Director of the Mile End Institute. He was one of the co-editors of the Oxford Handbook of British Politics and is author of The Politics of English Nationhood.
Join us at Theos on Monday 7th November, 6.30pm for 7pm start.
77 Great Peter Street
Theos Friends and Associates: Free
Concessions and Students: £5 (plus £1.34 admin fee)
General admission: £7 (plus £1.40 admin fee)