Wednesday, 25th October 2017 at 6.00pm
Waterstones, 2nd Floor, 24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL
Two famous and powerful men of the late Victorian and early Edwardian era, Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914) and George Cadbury (1839-1922), towered over one of the great cities of the British Empire – Birmingham.
Together, they offer a fascinating window into the rapidly changing world in which they lived and the preoccupations of their generation.
Throughout their lives both men pursued a common mission – to improve the lives of their fellow citizens – and zealously pursued a philosophy of social and civic responsibility rooted in nonconformist religion. However, these were very different characters sharing a single stage.
At the launch event Andrew Reekes will discuss highlights of his book with Dr Malcolm Dick, Head of the Centre for West Midlands History at the University of Birmingham.
Drinks and snacks will be served from 6.00pm and the discussion will begin at 6.30pm.
The event is free and open to all.