Chris Patten in Conversation with John Bercow


Chris Patten

In Conversation with John Bercow

4.00 – 5.00 pm Sat 16th June

Festival Tent

Tickets £10

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.

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