In this intimate and exclusive online event followed by a live Q&A, Polly Toynbee will be talking about her latest book.
2010-2020 left the country stripped bare, the fabric of civilisation itself worn thin by extreme and needless austerity. Things people take for granted turn out to have all but vanished. Things most prized have often been lost.
In this intimate and exclusive online event followed by a live Q&A, Polly Toynbee will be talking about her latest book - and how the people she interviewed across all walks of life fared in this decade. She will be looking ahead to how the Coronavirus crisis may change Britain's future priorities, with the warning: don't let austerity happen again.
Date: 30th Sept
Tickets: Released soon
Polly Toynbee is one of the most influential columnists in the UK and has been a political and social commentator for the Guardian since 1998. She is a winner of the Orwell Prize, was named Political Journalist of the Year and Columnist of the Year in previous British Press Awards. In 2008 she topped a poll of 100 opinion makers, carried out by Editorial Intelligence.
She was the BBC's TV social affairs editor, and has been a columnist and associate editor of the Independent, co-editor of the Washington Monthly USA and feature writer for the Observer and the Radio Times.
She has written several books including Hard Work: Life in Low-Pay Britain (2003), Lost Children: Story of Adopted Children Searching for Their Mothers (1985).
With David Walker she has co-authored Unjust Rewards: Exposing Greed and Inequality in Britain Today (2008), The Verdict - Did Labour Change Britain? (2010), and this year, The Lost Decade 2010-2020 - and what lies ahead for Britain.
Appointed President of the British Humanist Association in July 2007, she has served as the BHA's Vice President since 2012. She is a trustee of Political Quarterly and a member of the NHS Assembly.