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Featured Event

Richard Porter: From Top Gear to The Grand Tour…and Everything in Between

June 18 at 5:00 pm

Richard Porter was the script editor on the last iteration of Top Gear, from the disastrous pilot show of 2002 right up until the ignominious end in 2015...

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A week after Allan Little took to the stage at the Brewin Dolphin Marquee for the inaugural Brewin Dolphin Lecture, you can now sit back and watch the event on our YouTube channel. He brilliantly explains how the liberal order we have lived with for seventy years is coming apart at a dizzying speed. Europe is fragmenting into rival blocks with competing, often mutually hostile, visions for the future. The US has elected a protectionist ‘America First’ president. Russia is back as a global force – nationalistic, authoritarian and anti-western. The rise of Asia means five hundred years of western hegemony in the world is coming to an end in our lifetimes. Can liberal democracy survive? Allan Little, who has reported for thirty years from more than eighty countries, takes us on a tour of a rapidly changing world and asks – what kind of world are we in transition to?The liberal order we have lived with for seventy years is coming apart at a dizzying speed. Europe is fragmenting into rival blocks with competing, often mut... ... See MoreSee Less

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The Times

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