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February 2023

“Inconvenient Truths” talk by Jennifer Antill – author of Small Acts of Kindness, a tale of the first Russian Revolution

Thursday 16 February, 18:30 - 21:00
Buckingham House Lecture Theatre, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, Huntingdon Road
Cambridge, CB3 0DF United Kingdom
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Small Acts of Kindness, is a novel set against the background of a revolt that took place in Saint Petersburg in December 1825. Imperial Russia still basks in the glory of victory over Napoleon, but, in the army and elsewhere, resentment is growing. Entangled in conspiracy, can Vasily escape the Tsar’s vengeance, restore his lost love, and learn to live a different life? The underlying theme of the book, the struggle against autocracy and the freedom of millions of serfs from…

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