Struan Stevenson

Struan Stevenson

The Course of History: Ten Meals That Changed the World

Many decisions which have had enormous historical consequences have been made over the dinner table, and have been accompanied (and perhaps influenced) by copious amounts of food and wine. In The Course of History: Ten Meals That Changed the World Struan Stevenson brings to life ten such moments, exploring the personalities, the issues and of course the food which helped shape the course of history.

This evening, he will tell the stories of the dining diplomacy behind three world events in particular: the Battle of Culloden, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and the Austrian Anschluss.

Struan Stevenson served three terms as a Conservative  Member of the European Parliament for Scotland from 1999 to 2014. He is well known in Europe and Scotland for his in-depth knowledge and understanding of Scottish affairs and BREXIT

He is an award-winning author, lecturer, newspaper feature writer and broadcaster.

*Ticket price includes samples of two of the desserts that were served at these historic dinners.

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