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Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee: An Uneasy Inheritance: My Family and Other Radicals

Thursday 30 May | 7 - 8pm

£12 plus £1 transaction fee for non-QUAD members Venue: QUAD, DE1 3AS

Thursday 30 May, 7 - 8pm, QUAD

Kindly sponsored by Geldards

Esteemed Guardian columnist and social commentator Polly Toynbee scrutinises her own remarkable family to consider class mobility.

While for generations her ancestors have been committed left-wing rabble rousers, railing against injustice, they could never claim to be working class; settling instead for the prosperous life of academia or journalism.

By examining her own family, which includes her writer father, Philip, and her historian grandfather, Arnold as well as everyone from the Glenconner's to Jessica Mitford to Bertrand Russell, Polly explores the myth of mobility, the guilt of privilege, and asks for a truly honest conversation about class in Britain.

Polly will be in conversation with Professor Keith McLay, our Festival Chair and Provost for Learning and Teaching at the University of Derby.

Please note: Each QUAD ticket is subject to a £1 transaction fee at checkout with the exception of bookings made by QUAD members. This £1 goes directly towards the running of QUAD.

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