The Lion and the Unicorn Revisited: Socialism and England in the 21st Century - seminar

Thu 04/02/16 6:00 pm

 George Orwell’s "The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius" was
published in 1941. In it, Orwell argued that combining patriotism and a distinctive
English socialism was not only possible, but essential to secure the future.
In this lecture Tristram Hunt will explore what a progressive English patriotism might
look like in 2016.
Tristram is the MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, was a Shadow Cabinet member until
2015, and is a visiting lecturer at Queen Mary University. A widely published historian,
his most recent book is ‘Ten Cities that made an Empire’.