In honour of the late Ben Pimlott, the prolific historian and political biographer, Twentieth Century British History and Oxford Journals, together with the Centre for Contemporary British History have established an annual lecture series.
The inaugural lecture will be delivered by author, historian, essayist, and columnist
Timothy Garton Ash. Ash is Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford and author, most recently, of Free World: why a crisis of the West reveals the opportunity of our time. His subject will be "Why Britain is in Europe." As Britain holds the presidency of the European Union, amidst the ruins of the EU's project constitutional treaty, Professor Garton Ash will explore the basic geographical, historical and political questions around Britain's place in Europe.
The Inaugural Ben Pimlott Memorial Lecture will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday October 26, 2005, in Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London. This is a free event, and is open to the public.
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