The astounding story of a Bedfordshire man involved in almost every major event in the first half of the 20th century. A regular visitor to Cliveden, his friends included Nancy Astor, Winston Churchill, Amy Johnson, and Lawrence of Arabia. His influence was far-reaching and yet, sadly, he is virtually unknown today. Robert Henry Brand was a Victorian who saw two world wars and lived into the Space Age; the changes and events he lived through and witnessed are incredible. Although born to an aristocratic family and raised as a servant of the British Empire, he was a very forward-thinking and liberal-minded individual, as is shown by his writings, both published and private. We thought he was a man worth knowing more about.
- Duration: 45 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
Meet The Speaker, Sun Jester
Graham, Towse and Bronwen Harrison have presented a variety of informal talks and musical entertainments for adult groups since 2014. Offering a wide range of topics, their aim is to enlighten, divert and amuse. For over 25 years, Sun Jester have worked in the education, heritage and entertainment sectors with many and varied organisations such as English Heritage, National Trust and prominent heritage sites and museums. Graham has a passion for military and social history, Towse is a historian and museum professional; both are archaeology enthusiasts while Bronwen is a professional musician and vocalist.
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!