7th to 23rd July 2017

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Chris Patten

First Confession
About the event

Chris Patten was a cradle Catholic, became one of the most prominent Tory ‘Wets’ of the 1980s and 1990s, and went on to hold a series of prominent public offices – Chairman of the Conservative Party, the last Governor of Hong Kong, European Commissioner for External Affairs, Chancellor of Oxford University, Chairman of the BBC, advisor to the Pope – as he self-deprecatingly puts it ‘a Grand Poo-bah, the Lord High Everything Else’. He takes us behind the scenes and showing us unexpected sides of many of the great figures of the day. In exploring his own identity he also examines the dangers of identity politics, which he encountered in several of his jobs, from Northern Ireland to Asia and the Middle East.

Dates

Thursday 13 July

Times

10.15am–11.15am

Price Range

£12.50

Venue

Buxton Opera House

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