In Conversation with John Bercow
4.00 – 5.00 pm Sat 16th June
Tickets £10 to include a free copy of First Confessions
Having been unable, at the last minute, to attend last year, we are delighted to welcome Chris Pattern to BuckLitFest this year. Lord Patten’s political career took a sharp turn in 1992 when he unexpectedly lost his parliamentary seat. The irrepressible Patten, however, went on to hold a series of prominent public offices – including the last Governor of Hong Kong, Chancellor of Oxford University and Chairman of the BBC. In his latest book, First Confession: A Sort of Memoir, he reflects on his time in these offices and, in exploring his own identity, also examines the dangers of identity politics. An extended Q&A session hosted by the Speaker, John Bercow, will follow Lord Patten’s talk.