19 August 2001

Deep and True? Reflections on the cultural life of the English countryside.

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The Proms Lecture as broadcast on BBC Radio Three from the Victoria & Albert Museum at 5.30 pm on Sunday 19 August, 2001

Delivered in the shadow of the foot and mouth and BSE crises, this lecture summarises the results of my investigations into ‘Deep England’. It cites Julian Barnes, H.J. Massingham, Mary Butts, G.K. Chesterton, Arthur Bryant among others, and suggests reasons to be cautious about imagining the countryside as an endangered zone.Download full text PDF

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