'There's a Carp in My Bathtub!' Life in Communist Europe or a Story of a Provincial Modernisation

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 6th November 2019

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Queen's College, Taunton

Description: This talk will outline the peculiarities of life behind the Iron Curtain: constant invigilation of the population, institutional ‘social’ queues, new architecture and cities. It will retell the history of Eastern European Communism as a story of provincial, delayed and never quite full modernisation.

How to book: There is no need to book though a school party or a large group might alert the organiser beforehand that they intend to come along.

Price: £2.00, payable on the door

Tel: 01823 353749

Email: gb@queenscollege.org.uk

Organiser: Geoffrey Bisson

Lecturer: Dr Janek Gryta, University of Bristol

Comments: Tea, coffee, and biscuits are available free of charge.

Region: South-West England

Branch: Taunton Deane

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