Saturday 16 March
Rule Britannia – Brexit and the End of Empire

Can we blame Brexit on the legacy of the British Empire?

Is ours a nation as much at odds with its own history as with Europe? And is Brexit the cure for Britain’s unhealthy relationship with its past?

In this illustrated talk, Danny Dorling looks at the impact of the long drawn-out end of the British Empire on the Brexit vote….and asks whether the rupture could have a silver lining.

Dorling, who is Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford and a frequent commentator on TV and radio, argues that now is the hour to turn our attention to what really went so very wrong for Britain: accepting gross inequality.

An authoritative, insightful and entertaining look at our controversial past, the anxiety-filled present….and the possibility of a fairer future.

‘He is that rare university professor; expert, politically engaged and able to explain simply why his subject (inequality) matters’. The Guardian

80 minutes with Q&A.

Copies of Danny’s new book Rule Britannia will be available to purchase.

Danny’s website here

Doors and bar 7.00pm, start time 8.00pm

Tickets: £10 advance, £11 door, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £7 under 18s, students with ID, unwaged.

Click here for tickets or phone 01726 879500

Local tickets also available from Limekiln Gallery, Calstock. Opening times 11.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday during December and then Calstock Arts on Fridays 4,11,18 and 25 January 10am-12pm, and at January events 7.00pm-8.00pm.