Talks are usually held in the Town Hall on the third Thursday of the month (apart from December) and start at 7.30pm.
T S Eliot and Chipping Campden
Graham Pearson, CCHS
Who do the English think they are?
Derek Taylor, historian and former international TV reporter
As you’d expect from a race 1600 years in the making, the English are a complex lot. They value democracy, but took centuries to give everyone the vote. They’ve been tolerant, yet at times persecuted minorities. They’ve been eccentric and funny, but also conformist and straight-laced. They revere the rule of law, but put a military dictator’s statue outside parliament. Bewildered? Derek will sort it out, and tell us who exactly the English are.