Ben Pimlott Memorial Lecture 2019

Britain and the making of Global Order after 1919

Tuesday 9th July 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand, London

Patricia Clavin is Professor of International History at the University of Oxford, and Zeitlyn Fellow and Tutor at Jesus College. Her books include Securing the World Economy. The Reinvention of the League of Nations (Oxford, 2013), and Internationalisms. A Twentieth-Century History (edited with Glenda Sluga, Cambridge, 2017).

On the centenary of the Paris Peace, Patricia Clavin (Oxford University) explores Britain’s pivotal role in the development of a rules-based global order. The lecture reveals how Britons fashioned the practices and norms of new international institutions, including the League of Nations, to manage relations between states, markets and civil society. Drawing on the correspondence of key internationalists – including women usually excluded from the canon of international thought – it uncovers how economic, social and even environmental issues took on as much
importance as the more familiar concerns of border protection and weapons’ control as Britain searched for security in its relations with the Empire, Europe and the USA.

All Welcome
Free Admission, but booking is essential
Reception to Follow

About the Ben Pimlott Memorial Lecture

The Ben Pimlott Memorial Lecture is hosted by Twentieth Century British History, OUP Journals and King’s Contemporary British History. This lecture series was established in 2006 in honour of the late Ben Pimlott and in association with the Institute of Contemporary British History, with which Ben had close ties. Each lecture is published in the journal and is available free online.

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About the KCBH 2019 Annual Conference

This event is taking place alongside the King’s Contemporary British History annual conference, this year on the theme of ‘Britain’s Futures’.

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Please note it is not necessary to register for the conference in order to attend the Pimlott lecture. However, all those who do register for the conference will also be automatically registered for the lecture.

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