FRIDAY 22ND NOVEMBER 8PM (DOORS 7.30 PM) £8
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE, BRIDPORT
AN EVENING WITH JOURNALIST HORATIO MORPURGO
A ‘LECTURES ON EVERYTHING’ EVENT.
Horatio Morpurgo has written on Europe for over 20 years. Starting from Prague as the Cold War ended, he will take us on a journey through Europe’s deep past, into its 20th century conflicts and so to the present. Whether or not we leave, he argues, only some such journey can resolve the underlying turmoil.
A witness himself to the collapse of Communist rule in Czechoslovakia thirty years ago, Horatio Morpurgo will tell the longer story of Britain’s Czech connection and how much has depended upon it. Few people are aware of the Czech philosopher who was invited to address England’s parliament in 1641. But his visit would have far-reaching consequences. Morpurgo will show how the memory of this vital connection was kept alive even during Chamberlain’s betrayal of 1938. It turned up in songs of resistance to the Soviet invasion of 1968 – songs which were sung once again in 1989. Lest we forget.
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Horatio Morpurgo writes for magazines about European affairs, the environment, books and film. As an activist he participated in the successful campaign to close parts of Lyme Bay to scallop dredgers and has written widely on the sea-bed’s recovery since. Publications include Lady Chatterley’s Defendant (Just Press, 2011) and The Paradoxal Compass (Notting Hill Editions, 2017). For more information visit www.horatiomorpurgo.com