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Polly Toynbee: An Uneasy Inheritance

11 March 2024
6.30pm – 7.30pm AEDT
Roundhouse, UNSW Kensington
Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee | David Marr

Is it possible to come from privilege whilst striving for a fierce socialist agenda? Polly Toynbee believes so. The prolific British Guardian journalist, commentator and broadcaster unpacks what it means to be privileged in Britain and Australia, and whether the deepening class divide can ever be transcended.  

In an evening of conversation with Australian journalist David Marr, Polly will open up about her latest book, An Uneasy Inheritance, detailing how she still grapples with her charmed family history, and how she endeavours to dismantle the rigid class systems of Britain with her prolific writing. 

This event is presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and supported by Adelaide Writers’ Week. 
 



LIVE EVENT & VENUE INFORMATION

Please note, this event has moved from the Io Myers Studio, Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab to the Roundhouse, UNSW Kensington due to audience demand. 

The Roundhouse is located at UNSW Sydney's Kensington Campus. Please note this is a live event only, and will not be available via livestream.
  



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ACCESS

Wheelchair Access
The closest accessible drop off point to the Roundhouse is the north entrance via High Street, Gate 2, follow the road to Third Avenue and turn onto 1st Avenue West. More information on getting there can be found via our interactive accessibility map available here.

Assisted Listening
The Roundhouse has a hearing loop. Patrons wishing to utilise this need to simply switch their hearing aid to the T (Telecoil) setting to pick up on the wireless signal.

Auslan & Captioning 
Auslan interpreting services and/or live captioning can be provided for selected talks upon request. 

Contact
To book and discuss access services, please call the Centre for Ideas on 02 9065 0485 or email centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
 



PUBLIC TRANSPORT & PARKING

The Roundhouse is easily accessible via public transport and the closest light rail stop is UNSW Anzac Parade (L3 line). For more information, call the Transport infoline on 131 500 or visit transportnsw.info.

Free parking is available from 5.30pm in the Western Campus Car Park. For access to free parking, event patrons must park in the UNSW Permit Holder bays. The Western Campus Car Park is located here, on Anzac Parade next to NIDA. This car park can be accessed via Western Campus Drive through Day Avenue. 

Paid casual and visitor parking is offered via the CellOPark App and ‘pay by plate meters’ in all other UNSW car parks. For more information head here.
 


 



CONTACT 

For all the other enquiries, please email centreforideas@unsw.edu.au or call the Centre for Ideas on 02 9065 0485.

The Centre for Ideas is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service. TTY users, phone 133 677, then ask for 02 9065 0485. Speak and Listen users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 9065 0485. For more information on all other relay calls visit here.

Speakers
Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee is a journalist, author and broadcaster. A Guardian columnist and broadcaster, she was formerly the BBC's social affairs editor. She has written for the Observer, The Independent and Radio Times and been an editor at The Washington Monthly. She has won numerous awards including a National Press Award and the Orwell Prize for Journalism.

David Marr

David Marr

David Marr has written for Fairfax and the Guardian. He presented the ABC’s Media Watch for some years and appeared often on Q&A and Insiders. His many books include lives of Patrick White and Garfield Barwick. Among the half dozen Quarterly Essays he has written are The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell. Black Inc recently published My Country, stories, speeches and essays about the Australia he has been exploring over 45 years. His latest book is Killing for Country, a personal reckoning with Australia's frontier wars.

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