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This month’s topic is “Reliving Our Own Story – Postwar Britain” with our guest speaker Andrew J Baker

Reliving Our Own Story – Postwar Britain

A portrait of a turbulent society, unrecognisable from the bankrupt and exhausted Britain of 1945. Change since 1945 has been remarkable. This portrait of Britain’s post-war revolution embraces homes; social class; families and marriage; earning a living; day to day life; transport; crime; attitudes and values; religion; choice and the consumer; race and immigration; the growth of a more permissive and inclusive culture and, not least, public expenditure and the role of government in the lives of the people .

Speaker: Andrew Baker is an engaging and entertaining speaker who has spoken to us a number of times. He has a particular interest in social, cultural and political change since the First World War. He gives lectures and presentations to a range of audiences and is a regular and highly acclaimed cruise ship lecturer.
Andrew taught in Grammar Schools for over 40 years and is the author of a best-selling book on Contemporary British Politics. Drawing on his experience of over 22 years as Headmaster of Westcliff High School for Boys, he recently published a further volume on Education and the Pursuit of Values: A Headmaster’s Reflections. He now works as a freelance lecturer and also as an education consultant.