Britain is leaving the European Union and will be on her own again. Through history, Britain has always had close links to her continental neighbours but only in recent times has been tied quite so closely. Does it matter that we will soon be unshackling ourselves? What can history tell us about our chances of maintaining our prosperity and global influence? Chaired by Mary Ann Sieghart, Lynne Olson, Lord Owen and Professor Brendan Simms will discuss this critical issue.
Festival talks by Lynne Olson
In the early days of World War II, London became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of occupied Europe. In their struggles against the mightiest military force in history, Britain become known as “Last Hope Island’. Acclaimed historian Lynne Olson will describe how the British and their European guests joined forces to restore order to a broken continent.