Has the British elite’s role changed over a century?
This evening’s event will investigate the changing role of the political elite in the period of almost a century since Noel Coward produced his one act comedy Hands Across the Sea. For this play Coward drew upon his intimate friendship with Lord Mountbatten and his wife Edwina, who went on to preside over British withdrawal from India. The decades since Coward’s play have seen World War II, the Suez Crisis, the Winds of Change, and entry into Europe in 1973, as well as now, in the 21st century, Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Our panel will discuss whether the composition of the British political elite and its role has changed over this period.
The panel discussion will be followed by a student-led production of Coward’s one act comedy Hands Across the Sea, by the LSE Student Union Drama Society and the LSE Language Centre.
Lord MacPherson is former Permanent Secretary to the Treasury.
Dr Joanna Lewis is Assistant Professor in the Department of International History at LSE, author of Empire of Sentiment (2018) and an expert on the politics of the British Empire.
Dr Angus Wrenn is Co-ordinating Language Teacher (EAP) with special responsibilities for Literature.
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This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shape the World running from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020, with a series of events exploring how social science can make the world a better place.
Cost: Free of Charge
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Reserve tickets at this website2020-03-04 18:30 2020-03-04 18:30 Europe/London Fog in Channel: continent cut off This evening’s event will investigate the changing role of the political elite in the period of almost a century since Noel Coward produced his one act comedy Hands Across the Sea. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/03/04/fog-in-channel-continent-cut-off-226848 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE),Lincolns Inns Fields,London,London
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