Book Event

Chris Patten (e)Chris Patten

Politics & Identity, Who Am I? Who are We?

Sat 7th Oct 2017, 12.15-1pm

Baillie Gifford Big Tent, Festival Site


‘The best Tory Prime Minister we never had’Observer

Chris Patten charts his life from the outer suburbs to the House of Commons, Hong Kong, the BBC and now Oxford University. In First Confessions, he uses each phase of his life to reflect upon its contemporary situation – education, America, conservatism, Ireland, China, Europe and the links between violence and religion. A meditation on personal and political identity, Chris reveals himself as someone who continues to think passionately about the world around him.

Chair: Stefan Stern
Stefan Stern is a former FT columnist who still writes for that paper, The Guardian and other titles. His new book: 'Myths of Management - what people get wrong about being the boss', has just been published by Kogan Page.

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