Bolton School Senior Girls

Tim Bouverie to Discuss WW2 Appeasement

Bolton School will host a free talk from author and political journalist Tim Bouverie based on his new book, Appeasing Hitler: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road to War. The event promises an eye-opening look at history, in particular the events leading to the Second World War. Members of the public are invited to join Bolton School pupils and staff for this free event.

Appeasing Hitler examines the disastrous years of indecision, failed diplomacy and parliamentary infighting that enabled Nazi domination of Europe. Beginning in 1933 with the advent of Hitler, the book sweeps from the early days of the Third Reich to the beaches of Dunkirk, offering a timeless lesson on the challenges of standing up to aggression and authoritarianism, and the calamity that results from failing to do so.

Anyone with an interest in the Second World War and more generally in political history is sure to find this a fascinating talk, and it will no doubt be particularly useful for students taking History at GCSE and A Level.

Tim is a former Political Producer for Channel 4 News, where he covered major political events such as the 2015 and 2017 General Elections and the 2016 EU referendum. Appeasing Hitler is his first book.

This free event is open to everyone and will take place in the Girls’ Division Great Hall on Wednesday 3 April 2019, beginning at 7.00pm. Refreshments will be available beforehand from 6.30pm. Parking will be available in the Girls’ Division Quad, which will be clearly signposted on the night.


Event Contact: Mrs J Hone, Academic Enrichment Coordinator for the Arts (

This event is part of an ongoing series of Arts and Sciences Enrichment Lectures hosted by the Girls' Division. Click here to view the full programme of events for 2018/19.

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