Dominic Sandbrook Lecture

King Edward VI High School for Girls is delighted to announce that historian, author, columnist and television presenter Dominic Sandbrook will be delivering our second Parents’ Association lecture at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre; the title of his talk will be:  ‘How the West Midlands Made Modern Britain.’

Dominic has written a series of books exploring British history during the second half of the twentieth century including such titles as ‘Never Had it So Good,’ ‘White Heat,’ ‘State of Emergency’ and ‘Seasons in the Sun’.

Dominic also writes exclusively for the Sunday Times as well as a monthly column for BBC History Magazine. Since 2012, he has made several television documentaries focusing on such diverse topics as Britain in the Cold War, the history of science fiction and the history of Britain’s popular culture.  His most recent TV series, The 80s, was shown on BBC Two in August 2016.


There will be a Drinks Reception in the Performing Arts Centre Foyer from 5:45pm.

Entrance to the site is via the KES gates on Edgbaston Park Road. To access the site for parking you will require a gate code which is: 2541 for this event, this will be printed on the parking permits available to book with your ticket.

Parking is available along the main drive in the bays provided.

Should you have mobility issues, please contact the Box Office to book seats. Parking for the accessible route in to the Performing Arts Centre is available by entering the site from the Bristol Road, down Park Vale Drive, B5 7SP. Disabled parking is available at the rear of the Centre, and access is through the rear doors and via lift to the auditorium and foyer.

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