Fri, January 30, 2009 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, HRC 3.206
Even today, the 1960s are usually seen as an unprecedented age of dramatic change, sweeping aside old conventions and ushering in a 'cultural revolution' that changed British life forever. Dominic Sandbrook believes that there is a much more complicated picture of an anxious, often highly conservative society in which change came slowly-or, according to many at the time, not at all. Did British politics really change during the supposedly 'Swinging Sixties'? Did the youth culture of the Beatle
Educated at Oxford, St. Andrews, and Cambridge, Dominic Sandbrook has been a lecturer in history at the University of Sheffield and senior fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford. He is now a writer and newspaper columnist, his work appearing regularly in the London Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times. His first book, a life of Senator Eugene McCarthy, was published in 2004, but he is best known for his two best-selling books on Britain in the 1950s and 1960s, Never Had It So Good (2005) and White Heat (2006). He has recently finished a history of America in the 1970s (to be published by Knopf).