Speaking Engagements (Events, dear boy, events)

fileI will be speaking on Waiting for the Etonians and other matters with Daniel Johnson of Standpoint at the LSE on 28 April at 6.30.

Two days before I will be at the Cambridge Wordfest
Nick Cohen
Waiting for the Etonians
Date: 26 Apr 2009
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: The McCrum Lecture Theatre
Price: £7.00
Nick Cohen, one of the most important commentators of our generation, asks if after the Great Crash of 2008, the disappearance of Woolworths and the part-nationalisation of eight banks, Britain is now a bankrupt nation? Waiting for the Etonians claims that we are dealing with the fall-out of Labour’s ten year love affair with the Right. Introduced by Phillip Augar, writer and former investment banker, author of Chasing Alpha; the strange alliance of the City and New Labour.

I will be at the Bristol Fesitval of Ideas on 12 May 09, 18.00-19.00
Watershed Media Centre, Bristol.

Nick Cohen is one of our leading political commentators; honest and forthright, he writes with a passion quite unlike anyone else today. What’s Left was described as brilliant, controversial, brave and provocative. His new book, Waiting for the Etonians, brings together his recent writing covering Labour’s love affair with the Right which, Cohen argues, has done little more than betray traditional values and warm the seat for a Conservative Prime Minister. He is in discussion with Tariq Modood, University of Bristol.

Nick Cohen is a journalist and commentator for the Observer and Evening Standard. He is also the author of What’s Left?, regarded as one of the most important and provocative commentaries on how the Left lost its way. His latest book is Waiting for the Etonians: Reports from the Sickbed of Liberal England.
Tariq Modood is Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy and the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol. He is also a founding editor of the new international journal, Ethnicities. Modood is a leading authority in the field of ethnicity and was the principal researcher of the Fourth National Survey of Ethnic Minorities in Britain, published as Ethnic Minorities in Britain: Diversity and Disadvantage (PSI, 1997). He has recently completed an ESRC project on Ethnic Diversity and Public Policy in Britain and a Nuffield Foundation sponsored project on South Asian Women and Employment. He is currently working on several comparative cross-national projects on ethnicity and public policy with colleagues in the US and Canada. Modood was awarded an MBE for services to social sciences and ethnic relations in the 2001 New Year Honours list.

How to book

Price: £6.00 / £4.50. Contact Watershed Media Centre, Bristol on: 0117 927 5100 or visit in person.

6 thoughts on “Speaking Engagements (Events, dear boy, events)

  1. Bristol eh? I might have to pop along and see the great man in action.

    Are you taking on this Madood character mano-a-mano or is he just ‘facilitating’?

  2. Nick, should you need to go, Bristol has an Ikea. In fact I think on the day when you are speaking, there is something on called the Bristol Festival of Ikeas!
    On the bill are thousands of customers, and great musical entertainment repeatedly played by the cd machine. And, of course, every event must have a strapline and I think this one’s is ‘Where you can get absolutely everything you want but you just can’t ever leave.’

    George Osborne, shadow chancellor, I’m always hearing, is being introduced in the media as the man likely to be chancellor, come the next general election. However, I’m yet to hear Alistair Darling being introduced as the man not likely to be chancellor, come the next general election.

  3. Cor blimey, Mr Cohen, I’ve just finished watching your long talk with D. Orr, and I bet that drink at the end of it disappeared quicker than a 10p piece in a magician’s fingers.
    I see in The Observer you’ve got Tariq Modood in a bad mood as a signatory of the letter to you. Was Peter Oborne really meant to be included too, do you think?

  4. Don’t bother with Quantum, it’s deoivd of the charm which made the franchise so endearing. Or perhaps do bother and then disagree.Bond is trying so hard to become Bourne anyhow I like your point about Bourne though, becoming his environment. Immersing himself in it and letting it become his ally as opposed to Bond’s brashness to his surroundings. I’m reading a lot about geospacial design thinking and I can see it’s where technology might start to do the same for us. Using information to actually help do more than simply navigate.

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