• Mon, November 25, 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • King's University College
  • Darryl J. King Student Life Centre
  • Free
  • Alumni and Development


Dr. Brian Patton, Associate Professor, Department of English, French, and Writing, presents the Christopher Perrin Beatty Lecture in Recognition of King's Outstanding Teaching Faculty on:

Britain, Brexit, and Bond... James Bond

Monday, November 25, 2019
Andy & Helen Spriet Learning Commons
Darryl J. King Student Life Centre at King's University College
5:00 - 6:00 pm

A light reception will take place in the Garron Family Learning Lounge following the lecture. 
The annual Student Awards Ceremony will begin at 6:45 pm in the Joanne & Peter Kenny Theatre. 

All are welcome to attend.

About the Lecture:

Since his 1953 debut, Ian Fleming’s fictional spy has embodied notions of Britishness that have proven widely compelling. Emerging from a postwar period that witnessed dramatic changes at home and abroad—including the creation of the welfare state and the decline of the Empire—007 has been continually reimagined in relation to the ever-transforming British state. At present, the UK stands on the verge of its most substantial self-redefinition in generations as it weighs the possibility of withdrawing from membership in the European Union. Although a decisive intervention by MI6’s finest appears unlikely, some insights into this critical moment in the nation’s history may be gleaned from a look at one of its most recognizable cinematic fantasies.

The Christopher Perrin Beatty Lecture in Recognition of King's Outstanding Teaching Faculty was established by family and friends of the late Christopher Beatty (BA Hons '07). Hosted annually by the King's University College Foundation and presented by the Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award Recipient, the lecture is held in conjunction with the Student Awards Ceremony and recognizes excellence in teaching at King's University College.