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"Afghanistan and the Taliban" talk by John Griffiths at Richmond Painsick

30 May 2013


Guest Speaker in the Auditorium at 3pm

John Griffiths is a former journalist, broadcaster, and entrepreneur, founder of the first satellite arts channel.   Once Britain's youngest JP and former President of the Liberal Party, he is author of fifteen books, five on Afghanistan, which he first explored some fifty five years ago.

He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and is currently writing a thriller and also the semi-fictional diary of the 17th century patroness, Lucy Countess of Bedford.    He read English at Cambridge, when not acting, directing, running, and getting married!

His talk brings the story of Afghanistan up to date by including the tale of the Taliban, who are not just the ogres they are painted in Western media.