Wednesday 15 July, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kingston University will be hosting these new virtual book clubs in Microsoft Teams. Joining details will be sent nearer the event date.
This summer Kingston University will be hosting our first ever virtual Book Club. During these unique online events, you will be able to hear a wide variety of Kingston staff members talk about how what they do, study or teach relates to specific chapters from Airhead - our 2020 Big Read by Newsnight host Emily Maitlis. These talks will be held weekly from 8 July -16 September 2020. This is a great opportunity to connect our entire Kingston community, those arriving and those already here.
This week's talk will be focusing on the chapters titled Donald Trump and Miss USA (p.9); Two days with President Clinton (p.25); Anthony Scaramucci on the White House Lawn (p.303).
We will be considering US politics right now, and what can be learned from interviews Emily has carried out in the past. This is particularly timely as she will be reporting on the forthcoming US presidential election later on this year. Dr Pete Finn will dive into the fascinating context and consequences of the turbulent landscape that is contemporary American politics.
Booking closes at 3pm the day prior to the event.
Week 2 Wednesday 15th July 2020
Speaker: Dr Pete Finn, Politics
Title: Donald Trump – Airhead?
Chapters: Donald Trump and Miss USA (p.9); Two days with President Clinton (p.25); Anthony Scaramucci on the White House Lawn (p.303)
An online event hosted by Kingston University.
Host: Professor Alison Baverstock, Director of the Kingston University Big Read