British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture Series 2019

Tuesday 19 February 2019 -
18:30 to 20:30
The Pod, Level 16, National Library

British Council Nanyang Technological University and S Rajaratnam School of International Studies,


Learning from the Past or Repeating Mistakes: The policy application of historical analogy

A lecture by Dr Andrew Blick. Part of the British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture Series

About the Lecture:

Join Dr Blick as he discusses the idea that we must ‘learn the lessons of history’, a powerful idea in the contemporary world. The fact that it is a cliché does not diminish its power. Political leaders have always looked to history to inform and help them to explain their decisions.  Dr Blick will argue that to be useful in politics and policy making historical analogies have to be carefully separated from popular myths and must not be used to give cover to wishful political thinking

Timings and Location:

The Lecture will take place on Tuesday 19 February 2019 at 6.30 p.m.  The venue is The Pod, Level 16, National Library, 100 Victoria Street; Singapore 188064.  Registration will commence promptly at 6.00 p.m.

Pre-booking is essential and places are limited. 
Dress code for the evening is business attire
Please note: All registrations are subject to availability. We reserve the right to limit and/or refuse registration without assigning any reason. We will confirm all valid registrations with a reminder email. If you do not receive a reminder email but have a valid registration please email us at education@britishcouncil.org.sg for confirmation before arriving at the venue.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Andrew Blick is Director of History & Policy think tank, King's College London. He is also Director of the Centre for British Politics and Government at King's and a member of the Prime Minister of the UK's History Steering Working Group.

For more details and to  register please click  here