Sir Richard Evans Lecture

"The Pursuit of Power, Europe 1815-1914"

Tuesday 15th November 2016



Sir Richard Evans Book


Drawing on a lifetime of thinking about nineteenth-century Europe to create an extraordinarily rich and entertaining panorama of a continent undergoing drastic transformation. The book reignites the sense of wonder that permeated this remarkable era, as rulers and ruled navigated overwhelming cultural, political and technological changes.

It was a time where what was seen as modern with amazing speed appeared old-fashioned, where huge cities sprang up in a generation, new European countries were created and where, for the first time, humans could communicate almost instantly over thousands of miles. Richard Evans explores fully the revolutions, empire-building and wars that marked the nineteenth century, but the book is about so much more, whether it is illness, serfdom, religion or philosophy.



17:00 Refreshments

18:00: Introduction

18:10: Lecture

19:00 Book signing

*The author will be signing copies of his book after the talk at the discounted price of £16 (RRP £35)

 About the author:

Sir Richard Evans

Professor Sir Richard J. Evans is President of Wolfson College, Cambridge and Provost of Gresham College. Until 2014 he was the Regius Professor of History at Cambridge University. His books include In Defence of History, Telling Lies about Hitler, The Coming of the Third Reich, The Third Reich in Power and The Third Reich at War.  He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Historical Society, and an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and Birkbeck College, London. He was knighted in 2012.

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