Cafe plays host to historic conversation

UVic historian Brian McKercher will lead a talk on rethinking appeasement as a foreign policy concept in modern British history

The University of Victoria starts this year with a Café Historique.

On Jan. 6, UVic historian Brian McKercher will lead a talk on rethinking appeasement as a foreign policy concept in modern British history. Appeasement has had a negative reputation since British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s 1938 declaration of “peace in our time” despite the looming threat of fascism and Hitler.

The Café Historique, hosted downtown by UVic’s history department under the convivial café concept, is a monthly talk about how new ideas of the past are shaping our present and future with discussion and conversation.

This evening café is a pay-what-you-want event with reserved seating and is open to all.

The 30 September 1938: New Light on Appeasement and the Munich Conference is Tuesday, Jan. 6 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St., Victoria. For more event info, call 250-472-5484.

Search 1938: New Light on Appeasement online at eventbrite.ca for tickets. Tickets should be reserved to guarantee admission: tickets are free but must be presented at the door by 6:40 p.m. or they will be released. At least 10 tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at 5:30 p.m. that evening.