Timothy Phillips

The Curtain and the Wall

County Buildings
Sat 24 Sep
15:00 UK

For decades after the end of the Second World War, Europe was divided between east and west, capitalism and communism, by what Churchill called in 1946, 'an Iron Curtain.' Since the end of the Cold War, Europe has transformed itself but with Russia now at war in Ukraine, Europe's old fault lines are reopening. So what do those divisions - the Curtain and the Wall - mean today? Author Timothy Phillips talks about his 5,000km journey of discovery along the route of the Iron Curtain, from the Arctic to Turkey.

About the Author

Timothy Phillips grew up in Northern Ireland. He holds a doctorate in Russian from Oxford University and has written extensively on Russian and British history. His previous books include Beslan, about the tragic events around the school shooting in North Ossetia in 2004, and The Secret Twenties, about Soviet spies in Britain in the years after the First World War.

Copies of Timothy Phillips book The Curtain and the Wall can be found here.

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