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Reaching for Utopia: Making Sense of an Age of Upheaval

Jason Cowley Interviewed by Matthew Stadlen

Friday, 5 April 2019

2:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

New Statesman editor Jason Cowley takes advantage of his access to party leaders of left and right to provide insight into the political and cultural transformations of the last decade.

Cowley is fascinated by the men and women creating the history or our age. His book includes profiles of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Ed Miliband, Jeremy Corbyn, Alex Salmond, Nigel Farage, David Cameron, George Osborne and Theresa May. It also includes essays on writers such as George Orwell, John le Carré, Kazuo Inshiguro, and Ian McEwan, and a conversation with political philosopher Michael Sandel.

Cowley is known both as a political and literary journalist. He has been editor of the New Statesman for 10 years and is widely credited with turning around its fortunes. He is a three-time winner of the British Society of Magazine Editors editor of the year. Here he talks to LBC radio host Matthew Stadlen, a former Telegraph interviewer and BBC presenter.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden