Lunchtime Lecture: High Minds, The Victorians and the Birth of Modern Britain
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19 December 2013, 13:15-14:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
The achievements of the Victorian era, which shaped the world we live in, were made by great men and women of unique drive and vision, many of whose portraits hang in this Gallery. Simon Heffer, whose recent book High Minds: The Victorians and the Birth of Modern Britain, chronicles the progress they made, and will talk about the people who transformed Britain in the mid-19th century.In a career of more than 25 years in Fleet Street, Simon Heffer has written columns for and held senior positions on The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator. He read English at Cambridge and holds a PhD from that university in history. His previous books include: Moral Desperado: A Life of Thomas Carlyle, Like the Romans: The Life of Enoch Powell, Nor Shall My Sword: The Reinvention of England, Vaughan Williams and Strictly English.