LOOSE ENDS AND EXTRAS
Asa Briggs is one of our most venerated social historians. His influential academic career encompassed the Vice-Chancellorship of the University of Sussex and prestigious posts at Oxford and Harvard. His books include the groundbreaking Victorian trilogy; an account of his time as a cryptographer in Bletchley Park, Secret Days; and the first instalment of his memoir. He discusses the latest instalment, Loose Ends and Extras, with renowned novelist, Ian McEwan, whose most recent book, Sweet Tooth, is partially set in the University of Sussex, where he was a student. Chaired by Michael Farthing, Vice Chancellor of the University of Sussex.