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Reassessing the seventies: the benighted decade

On 23 September 2009, the British Academy hosted a workshop to take a fresh look at the 1970s – a watershed in post-war British history. It was followed in the evening by a public panel discussion, chaired by Professor Laurie Taylor (presenter of Radio 4’s ‘Thinking Allowed’). Dr Lawrence Black and Dr Hugh Pemberton introduce the issues that need to be tackled when studying a decade that continues to resonate strongly in our recollections of the recent past.

• Lawrence Black and Hugh Pemberton

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in British Academy Review, Issue 14 (November 2009).