Melbourne - Lunch with Author Jeremy Black
The Cambridge Society of Australia (Victoria) welcomes alumni and guests at their next lunch event on Wednesday, 28 March with their special guest speaker, author Jeremy Black on 'The Politics of James Bond'.
Jeremy Black MBE graduated from Queens' College, Cambridge, with a starred first and then did postgraduate work at St John's and Merton Colleges, Oxford.
Jeremy will present an insightful and thoroughly entertaining exploration of the political context of the Bond books and films. He offers a historian’s interpretation from the perspective of the late 2010s, assessing James Bond in terms of the greatly changing world order of the Bond years—a lifetime that stretches from 1953, when the first novel appeared, to the present. Black argues that the Bond novels—the Fleming books as well as the often-neglected novels authored by others after Fleming died in 1964—and films drew on current fears in order to reduce the implausibility of the villains and their villainy.
If you would like to attend this event, please contact Peter Baines on the link below, bu no later than Monday 16 March.