Festival talks by Ali Ansari

53. THESE ISLANDS: A LETTER TO BRITAIN

THE CVHF DIRECTORS’ LECTURE
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In our first ever CVHF Directors’ Lecture, Professor Ali Ansari will reveal, in a passionately eloquent plea, why Britain should re-examine some of its historical myths, and why misrepresentations of the past are harming the unity that is the bedrock of our United Kingdom. It is the talk, above all, we urge you all to come and listen to this history festival week.

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37. MODERN IRAN: REVOLUTIONS, REPUBLIC AND WAR

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Iran remains an enigma to most of us in the West: once Persia, a land rich in culture, exoticism and history, but more recently a country embroiled in wars and an Islamic revolution. In this talk, Ali Ansari, Professor of Iranian History at the University of St Andrews, will explain why modern Iran has evolved in the way it has.

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