Department of History and Classical Studies
3rd Annual Homecoming Lecture and Reception
A Brief History of Gay Marriage and Brexit in the Disunited Kingdom
Professor Brian Lewis*
Department of History & Classical Studies, McGill University
Saturday October 14, 2017
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Leacock Building, Room 232
855 Sherbrooke St. West
For more information:
lorenz.luthi [at] mcgill.ca ()
Professor Lorenz Lüthi at 514-398-4400 x. 094519
David Cameron’s government will be remembered above all for three things: introducing gay marriage, winning a referendum on keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom, and losing a referendum on keeping Britain in the European Union. What connects these events? How have national and social questions intertwined? How did the Conservative Party become such a curious mixture of reaction and revolution? This talk explores the historical background to Britain’s current existential crisis.
*Brian Lewis is Professor of Modern British History, specializing in the history of the middle classes, urban history and queer/LGBT history. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a winner of the H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Faculty of Arts and of the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching.