Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly
General Admission: £10
Tickets available here.
This event is part of a collection of talks on Burma between 19 – 21 March. For the first time in the UK, Hatchards, in association with Akroyd Art, Grammar Productions and sponsors, will bring together the world’s leading writers, artists and filmmakers on Burma to share their insights on how the Burma we see today came to be, and what the future holds. Click / tap here to find out which other events you could attend.
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Here in the UK, Burma remains an exotic enigma in many ways – it’s so often in the headlines, yet so little understood. But the shared history of Britain and Burma runs deep across 3 centuries, and there are few who have sought to understand that connection more than Thant Myint-U. Thant will be in conversation with an award-winning author turned politician, Rory Stewart MP, to explore how the troubled nation of Burma we see today came to be, and where it might go from here.
Thant Myint-U is Burma’s leading public historian and a best-selling, award-winning author. He is a former Cambridge University fellow and advisor to the President of Myanmar, as well as founder and chair of the Yangon Heritage Trust.
Thant will be in conversation with Rory Stewart MP OBE. Rory is a best-selling author, diplomat, broadcaster and serving politician. He is currently the Minister of State at the Department of Justice, formerly DFID & DEFRA.
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A special thank you for this event is extended to Thomson Tyndall for sponsoring the evening. Thomson Tyndall offer a truly bespoke financial planning and investment service for Private Clients and their families. Please visit their website here for more details.