A talk by Professor Simon Heffer: Bolsheviks and Nazis
We are very pleased to announce that the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar series will be returning to the McCrum Lecture Theatre Friday 24 November for a talk by esteemed journalist, historian, author and Corpus alumnus, Professor Simon Heffer. In this seminar, titled Bolsheviks and Nazis: Internal and External Threats to the British State 1919-1939, Professor Heffer will draw on his new book Sing As We Go: Britain between the Wars to discuss the state’s fear of internal revolutionaries and its response to fascism during the 1920s and 1930s.
This event will start promptly at 17.30. If you are attending in person, please ensure that you arrive in good time.
About Professor Heffer
Simon Heffer is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Buckingham. A best-selling author, his most recent books include High Minds, The Age of Decadence, and Staring at God. He has also edited the three-volume edition of the diaries of Sir Henry ‘Chips’ Channon.Sing As We Go is an ambitious overview of the political, social and cultural history of the country from 1919 to 1939. It explores and explains the politics of the period and puts such moments of national turmoil as the General Strike of 1926 and the Abdication Crisis of 1936 under the microscope. It offers pen portraits of the era's most significant figures. It traces the changing face of Britain as cars made their first mass appearance, the suburbs sprawled, and radio and cinema became the means of mass entertainment. And it probes the deep divisions that split the nation: between the haves and have-nots, between warring ideological factions, and between those who promoted accommodation with fascism in Europe and those who bitterly opposed it.