Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Arthur Snell - How Britain Broke The World

Arthur Snell - How Britain Broke The World
£11.20 (£10 ticket charge plus £1.20 booking fee)
Dates and times
27th May 2023
4:15PM - 5:15PM
Adult, Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

How Britain Broke The World is by former senior British diplomat Arthur Snell. It critically assesses UK foreign policy over the past 25 years, from Kosovo in 1998 to Afghanistan in 2021, while also scrutinising British policy towards the powerhouses of the USA, Russia, India, and China.

Far from being unimportant, Snell reveals, Britain has often played a pivotal role in world affairs. For instance, London supplied the false intelligence that justified the Allied invasion of Iraq and plugged Russia’s corrupt elite into Western economies. Then come the bungled humanitarian interventions in foreign states.

Without the UK’s marginal but key role, the author argues, it’s likely that wars would not have blighted the Balkans, Iraq, and Libya, hundreds of thousands of lives would have been saved, and the world would be a safer place in the 2020s. Taking in Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Snell charts the key political, economic and geographic factors that drive the behaviour of the most powerful and populous countries. How Britain Broke The World reveals the ignominious reality of UK foreign policy and the true state of world affairs. It is a must-read for anyone interested in Britain's role in international affairs.

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Hearing loop

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Cafe or restaurant

Full table service is not available, food or drinks are ordered from the service counter. However, food and drinks can be brought to the table. 

There is not a lowered section at the counter.

No tables are permanently fixed. No chairs are permanently fixed. Some chairs have armrests.

Drinking straws are available.

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Meter Street parking is also available. Read parking information on Glasgow City Council's website

Photography and video recording

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The public are only permitted to record and take photos where explicit permission has been granted in advance. 

Free wifi

Yes, there is free public Wifi access. To connect, visitors have to register with the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Public Wifi which should pop up on their browser. After that visitors will only need their password for future uses.

Location Map

With many different rooms and breakout areas available, the complex can accommodate meetings and conferences from 12 - 2000 delegates. Visit the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's venue hire web page to find out more.

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