A Personal History of Europe

Mon 9 Oct 2023, 15:00 - 16:00

Accessible parking
Hearing loop
Wheelchair accessible venue

Further information about the venue's accessibility can be found on the Cheltenham Literature Festival website. The ticket office advises that accessible bookings are made for ground floor stalls seating and that interested potential attendees should contact [email protected] or phone 01242 850 270 to ensure your booking is suitable.

Portrait of Timothy Garton Ash
Town Hall, Baillie Gifford Stage

This event is part of the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Drawing on half a century of travel and firsthand experience, historian and former British Academy Book Prize Winner Timothy Garton Ash explores Europe’s progress in its post-war decades of hope – and why so much went wrong. In conversation with his friend, novelist Ian McEwan, they consider how Europe’s past will shape its future and issue an urgent call for us to understand and defend what we have collectively achieved.

Timothy Garton Ash was awarded the British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding in 2017 for his book 'Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World'.

The British Academy Book Prize is awarded annually for a non-fiction book that has made an outstanding contribution to global cultural understanding for a wider public audience.

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