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David Kynaston

in conversation with David Aaronovitch

A Northern Wind: Britain 1962-65

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Sunday, 23 June 2024
1.30 PM - 2.30 PM
The Henrietta Barnett School

Social historian David Kynaston will discuss with journalist and BBC 4 presenter, David Aaronovitch, A Northern Wind: Britain 1962-65, which examines the period from the seismic coming of the Beatles, via a sex scandal that rocked the Tory government to the arrival at No 10 of Harold Wilson.

Named a Book of the Year 2023 by The Times, Telegraph, New Statesman and Spectator, historian and author David Kynaston’s ‘A Northern Wind’ brings the Swinging Sixties vividly to life. Drawing on an unparalleled array of diaries, newspapers and first-hand recollections, Kynaston’s masterful storytelling recalls familiar events between October 1962 and February 1965 such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of JFK, the Big Freeze, the funeral of Winston Churchill and the Profumo Affair - while revealing, in all their fascinating variety, the experiences of people living through this period of great social change in the UK.

David Kynaston’s acclaimed ‘Tales of a New Jerusalem’ series has transformed how we see and understand post-war Britain; ’A Northern Wind’ continues the journey.

Addictively readable….Kynaston’s tireless research turns up plenty of gems’ Dominic Sandbrook, The Sunday Times;

'the most entertaining historian alive' The Spectator;

David Aaronovitch is a writer, journalist and presents BBC Radio 4’s The Briefing Room. He is author of the digital newsletter Notes from the Underground on Substack.

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