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David Cannadine

Victorious Century: The United Kingdom 1800 -1906 SOLD OUT

David Cannadine

Saturday, 24 March 2018

2:00pm

1 hour

Lincoln College: Oakeshott Room

£8 - £13.50

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Historian Professor Sir David Cannadine talks about his new history of Britain in the 19th century – a work that describes both its dynamism and its darkness.
Cannadine paints a picture of a country that sees itself at the summit of the world but also of a society beset by doubt, fear and introspection. He argues that British society was far from being one characterised by self-belief. In reality, it was obsessed by its sense of fragility, whether as a great power or as a moral force.

‘This is stupendous. The British 19th century, in all its complexity, all its horror, all its energy, all its hopes is laid bare. This is the definitive history, and will remain so for generations.’ A N Wilson

Cannadine is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, visiting professor at Oxford University and president of the British Academy. His books include The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, and The Penguin History of Britain.

This event is part of a series in association with the British Academy.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services