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Althorp Literary Festival

Saturday 2 July 2016


Our sixth annual Oxford University Three Shires trip to the Althorp Literary Festival.

We had a war era theme ( Art and Nazis then Churchill's perilous finances) from Oxbridge scholars.

Another enjoyable event.

Art and Architecture in Hitler's Third Reich

Sir Richard Evans 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sir Richard Evans, recently described by the Daily Telegraph as 'the greatest living historian of the Third Reich', is Regius Professor Emeritus of History and President of Wolfson College at Cambridge University. He has written many books including a three-volume history of Nazi Germany and most recently The Third Reich in History and Memory. Evans joins the Althorp Literary Festival to present an illustrated lecture which will demonstrate the contradictory nature of Nazism's artistic policies and preferences, and to show that they went far beyond simple hostility to modernism.

No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money

David Lough 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm.

Shortlisted for the Longman-History Today Book Prize 2016, as well as a slew of other awards, No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money is the previously untold story of Winston Churchill's precarious finances. The popular image of Churchill conjures up a man of wealth and substance, but the reality is that - through astonishing high-living - Britain's most celebrated 20th century statesman spent most of his life on a financial cliff-edge. Now Oxford History scholar David Lough brings us the most original and surprising book about Churchill to emerge for many years.

The Festival

General information about he Althorp Literary Festival is on their website here.  If any Alumni are planning to attend independently you are welcome to join us at lunchtime.