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Kremlin Letters - Professor David Reynolds

It always feels like a Eureka! moment when you stumble across a speaker who delivers.
All do of course communicate at some level with their audience; some amuse, many recite, others preach and a smidgin mumble. But once in a while a very small few will grab you by the throat and ‘hold’ you in a vice-like brace.
It’s not of course an unpleasant sensation but a hypnotic one where the speaker, more often than not in gentle, measured tones, weaves a simple but spellbinding story with just their voice and insight.
Without further ado then say hello to Professor David Reynolds, award-winning historian, broadcaster and writer whose talk on the wartime correspondence between Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt encapsulated perfectly one of these lucky finds.
With little fanfare, and a complete absence of hubris, Reynolds held his audience captivated and what so easily could have proved flat and listless became extraordinarily alive.
Respect…

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Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock