Rudyard Kipling is most famous for his muscular poem “If” and the seemingly childish fancies of the Just So Stories and The Jungle Books. His settings in the imperial pomp of British India have led to his being dismissed as too conservative and unfashionable. Join Adam D’Souza as he presents an alternative biography of Kipling, illustrated by extracts from his writings.

Discover a life that started in the blistering heat of Bombay and led, via a blustery boarding school in Devon, to a complex adulthood that saw him as a young man rejecting the trappings of the British establishment.

This talk will be accompanied by a delicious Indian curry dinner. There will also be a cash bar available.

  • Monday 27 June, 7.30pm
  • Adults £25, under 18s £15 including curry dinner