Roy Jenkins (Lord Jenkins of Hillhead) in conversation
Issued: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 00:00:00 BST
Roy Jenkins (Lord Jenkins of Hillhead) will be in conversation with eminent journalist and writer Alan Taylor on Friday 22 November,12.30 - 1.30 pm, in the Kelvin Gallery, Hunterian Museum, Main Building, University of Glasgow
This event is free and open to all without ticket. (No restriction on numbers.)
Roy Jenkins' new book - Twelve Cities - is due to be published by Macmillan on 8 November; Glasgow is one of the twelve Cities featured in this collection.
The Twelve Cities are cities of the world which have been either intertwined with Roy Jenkins' life, or have otherwise aroused his particular interest. Three of them are British - Cardiff, which was the metropolis of his Monmouthshire childhood, Birmingham, which he represented in Parliament for twenty-seven years, and Glasgow, which he did not know well until he won a famous bye-election there in 1982, and which then aroused in him an enthusiasm far transcending politics.
Four North European cities feature: Paris, Brussels, Bonn and Berlin, and two South European ones: Naples and Barcelona. New York, Chicago and Dublin complete the set of Twelve Cities.
Copies of the book - list price £20 - will be on sale at this event.
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