CORONA VIRUS UPDATE :

It is with much sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone our literature festival. Given current conditions and advice, we want to ensure that all our audiences, authors, volunteers and staff remain as healthy as possible and we feel it is our duty and responsibility to protect others by not proceeding with our events at this time.

We are currently investigating options for rescheduling events and ask that you bear with us in the meantime whilst we talk with different venues and authors. We are also in talks with our box office - run externally - and appreciate your patience whilst we finalise information for those who have purchased tickets for events due to take place at the end of March. We will keep you informed as soon as we have further information.

Thank you all for your continued support - as a charity we rely so much on income from our audiences and sponsors to keep running and hope that, however uncertain the future is at present, we can continue to bring high-quality, inspiring multi-arts experiences to the Midlands.

(Last Updated: 17th March)

Lichfield Festival Box Office:
01543 306 150

Michael Clarke

Date:

Thu 07 Mar 2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue:

Swinfen Hall Hotel
Price: £10

Michael Clarke 

The Challenge of Defending Britain 

ONLINE BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT HAS NOW CLOSED. TICKETS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE TO BOOK ON THE DOOR OF THE EVENT (30 MINUTES PRIOR TO START TIME, CASH PURCHASES ONLY).

A matter of weeks before Brexit officially happens, Michael Clarke looks at the transition of the British defence policy against a backdrop of uncertain change and ever unstable world politics.

Drawing on the most up to date information he examines all the elements that go to make up Britain’s defence policy as it goes through the most significant transition since the end of the Cold War in 1991. By analyzing the costs of defence, the equipment issues, the personnel, the technical and intelligence back-up for it, and the strategies to employ military forces, Michael sets out a guide to understanding an area of policy that many people find baffling. The questions of who represents the greatest threat to Britain, and whether it is prepared for the defence challenges it may face in an increasingly uncertain world, will be revealed by one of Britain’s foremost experts on military strategy.

Michael Clarke is Professor of Defence Studies and a vice president of the Royal United Services Institute.

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