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Melvyn Bragg

Back in the Day: A Memoir
In conversation with Sarah LeFanu

Starts at: Friday 21 October 6:15 PM
Finishes at: Friday 21 October 7:15 PM

His voice is amongst the best-known on the airwaves and the breadth of his scholarship is equally widely recognised. Yet ‘back in the day’ young Melvyn simply lived above a pub in the Cumbrian market town of Wigton, expecting to leave school, as most did, at 15. This memoir is a celebration of the close-knit community which shaped the young Melvyn Bragg, giving him the strength and encouragement to continue his education and win a scholarship to Oxford. So began the leaving of Wigton.

A long-time champion and promoter of the arts, Lord Bragg of Wigton has written a beautifully lucid elegy to a vanished era, an unforgettable tribute to another time.

Sponsored by John Jackson