28 Sep The Age of Decadence : Britain 1880 to 1914
Saturday 10th November
17.30 – 18.30
The folk-memory of Britain in the decades before the Great War is of a powerful, prosperous and proud country. Yet below the surface, this was a time of turbulence and transformation. From ‘Votes for Women’, Irish Home Rule and the radical Labour movement to the invention of the motor-car, the sensationalist press and the science fiction of H. G. Wells.
Join acclaimed historian and journalist Simon Heffer as he gives a fascinating panoramic view of these whirlwind decades and explores the contradictions at the heart of the politics, culture and society of Britain during ‘The Age of Decadence’.
‘A magnificent account of a less than magnificent epoch.’ Jonathan Meades
Venue: The George Farha Auditorium, Dulwich College
Price: £15 including a copy of The Age of Decadence (RRP £12.99)