Andrew Lownie, best-selling author and freedom-of-information campaigner gave a public lecture on his experiences as a royal biographer and campaign against government censorship at the University of Buckingham.
The brief lecture engaged audiences on ‘Government Censorship and the Writing of History in Contemporary Britain’.
As one of the country’s most eminent biographers, his address painted a colorful portrait of the contemporary debate surrounding government secrecy and dissemination of information to the public. Details about the carefully coordinated systems manipulating access to information were narrated and criticized during the presentation.
The lecture comes at a sensitive time as calls for transparency and honesty grow with recent instability in the government and monarchy.