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The Founding Fathers and 21st Century America


Event Description

What would the men who created a nation (the United States of America) and a constitution make of modern America?

This talk explores the ideas that motivated the Founders and whether or not these concepts have stood the test of time. From civil war, racial conflict, and modern identity politics to controversies over gun ownership. Moving through American history, from Jefferson to modern-day Trump.

PLEASE NOTE: To enable a longer Q&A session and discussion following this talk, all participants will be sent a second Zoom link ahead of the event. We will ask you to click this link after the talk if you would like to hear and engage in the topic for a further half an hour (until 5:30 pm).

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Chris Forse

Meet the Host, Chris

Chris Forse is a retired teacher and administrator who spent 33 years in Hong Kong where he was also a sometime columnist and radio panel guest. He has travelled widely and globally and enjoys travel photography and self-publishing. He is chairman of a large U3A in the Midlands.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!