Dear Cumann Staire members,
An Cumann Staire is delighted to have Professor Richard Vinen (Kings College London) give a guest lecture titled ‘Thatcherism’. This will be held this wednesday at 7pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Richard Vinen specialises in twentieth century history. His current research is on Modern Britain and in particular on the Thatcher governments of 1979-1990. We will open the floor to questions for Dr. Vinen after he has finnished his lecture. We will then be serving light refreshments afterwards.
Previously Dr. Vinen has worked mainly on twentieth century France and produced a number of publications on Vichy, the fourth republic and the Algerian War. These researches culminated in the publication of The Unfree French: Life under the Occupation (Penguin, 2006) which looks at the consequences of the French army’s defeat in 1940 through the daily lives of those caught up in the horrors of war. He has also written a general book on twentieth century Europe, A History in Fragments: Europe in the Twentieth Century (Little Brown, 2000).