#16: What did the Nineties do for us?

19 Oct 2016

Event times

Doors open: 6.30pm. Talk: 7.30pm.

Cost of entry

£15 (including booking fee). Places Limited. Booking is essential.

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The House of St Barnabas and BUG present: 37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain


The House of St Barnabas and BUG are excited to announce the next discussion in the 37 Things You need to Know about Modern Britain series.

From New Labour and Cool Britannia to the feminism-lite of the Spice Girls, the 1990s shaped much of how we live today. But what is the true legacy of the decade? Did it usher in a brave new Britain of fun, diversity and forward-looking politics? Or sow the seeds for a more materialist and less equal society than ever before? 

What did the Nineties do for us? Join our speakers, Miranda Sawyer and biographer, journalist and critic Richard Benson, who will debate the pros and cons of a pivotal period and ask if anything about the Nineties is worth saving or if we need to forget the decade in order to face the future. 

This will be the 16th event in the ongoing series, 37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain, which is a partnership between BUG and The House of St Barnabas, forged from a mutual desire to affect positive social change by asking provocative, open-ended questions about life as we live it today.

37 Things is part of The Culture Series at The House of St Barnabas: a series of events championing emerging talent, conceived to inspire and provoke thoughtful yet lively debate. Previous events have included curated acoustic gigs by Gilles Peterson, Jarvis Cocker and Andrew Weatherall. Former 37 Things talks have featured panellists including David Lammy MP, Owen Jones, India Knight and Laurie Penny amongst others.

‘What did the Nineties do for us?’ will take place on Wednesday 19th October in the beautiful chapel of St Barnabas. 

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