Neal Ascherson is a journalist and writer, who has written for the Manchester Guardian, the Scotsman, the Observer and the Independent on Sunday. During his time at the Observer, Ascherson was the Cold War-era foreign correspondent. He is the author of several books, including Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland, Black Sea, The Struggles for Poland and The King Incorporated. Neal’s books on Poland and his collected essays on the strange Britain to which he returned from Europe in the mid 1980s were deeply influential. In 1995, Black Sea won critical praise in many languages and several literary prizes. He continues to write for the Guardian, has also written frequently for the New York Review of Books and is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
May 12th, 2017, Lecture Hall