Jason Cowley, Stephen Bush & Helen Thompson
The Story of a Magazine and British Politics

Since its founding in 1913, the New Statesman has been at the centre of British political and cultural life. And through writers such as HG Wells, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf and John Gray, the new anthology Statesmanship tells the story of modern Britain. To mark its launch, the magazine’s editor-in-chief Jason Cowley and political editor Stephen Bush are joined by Helen Thompson, Professor of Political Economy at the University of Cambridge and New Statesman columnist, to discuss the magazine’s journey through more than a century of turbulent change.

Chaired by Helen Lewis, Staff Writer at the Atlantic and former Deputy Editor of the New Statesman

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