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Max Hastings – The Cuban Missile Crisis

27 March @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Max Hastings - Cuban Missile Crisis

Legendary journalist Sir Max Hastings comes to BRLSI to discuss his latest book on the Cuban Missile Crisis and what relevance this key event in history holds for the world of today.

The Ukraine war has forced an anxious world to contemplate the possibility of nuclear weapons being unleashed. In this talk, Sir Max dissects the events of an earlier nuclear crisis, which was initiated when the USSR embarked on a plan to site nuclear weapons on Cuba, just 90 miles from the soil of the United States of America. Sir Max gives a gripping account of the events that pushed the world to the brink of Armageddon six decades ago, and of the key personalities involved, including John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev. The relevance of the Cuban Missile Crisis to today’s volatile world can scarcely be overstated.

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The Bath Royal and Literary Scientific Institution (BRLSI), supports Science, Literature and Art to the City of Bath and now, thanks to the power of digital technology, the wider world. They provide a community hub for those interested in cultural activities and a host of smaller cultural societies that meet in our building. As if that were not enough, they also maintain a rich geographical and ethnological collection of world renown and importance. BRLSI are celebrating their 200th anniversary this year. Find out more about what is happening

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Bath, Bath & North East Somerset BA1 2HN United Kingdom
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