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Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, the Berlin Wall and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth

Iain MacGregor Interviewed by Michael Crick

Sunday, 7 November 2021

2:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

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Editor and publisher of non-fiction Iain MacGregor talks about his book on the history of Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall that divided East and West during the Cold War.

MacGregor includes interviews with men who built and dismantled the Berlin Wall, children who crossed it, relatives and friends of those who died trying to cross it, policemen and soldiers who guarded the checkpoints, spies who oversaw operations, politicians who shaped it and journalists who told the stories.

‘This remarkable book about the Berlin Wall offers a riveting panorama of everyday life as it was actually lived at ground zero of the cold war’ Jeremy Bowen

MacGregor has been an editor and publisher of non-fiction for 25 years, working with authors such as Melvyn Bragg, John Nichol, Simon Schama, and Max Hastings. Here he talks to television journalist Michael Crick, who is best known for his investigative reporting for Panorama and Newsnight.

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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 The Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Emily Rose and James Marrow Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Jill Dunsmore Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Marlene Hauser Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 12th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Critchleys Owen Mumford Sponsor of programme on science and medicine HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford 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 Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Ironbridge Gorge Museums Foodbuy Siren Communications Corporate consultants Chêne Bleu Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Seacourt Printers Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd