Thursday, 14 March 2013, 3:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

The Radiant Illusion - Middle class recruits to Communism in the 1930's (Seminar)

Professor Nicholas Deakin CBE

"I knew what I was supposed to feel, what it was fashionable for my generation to feel... We had spread our feelings over the whole world; and I know that mine were spread very thin" - Christopher Isherwood, 1946.

Professor Nicholas Deakin summarises the history of the Communist Party of Great Britain.

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Nicholas Deakin has worked as a civil servant and in local government and chaired national and local voluntary bodies. He was a founding member of the Runnymede Trust. From 1980 to 1998 he was Professor of Social Policy and Administration at the University of Birmingham. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Baring Foundation.

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