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The Gift of a Radio: My Life and Other Train Wrecks

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Justin Webb

Friday 6th October 13:40 - 14:40 | St Mary’s Church

Between his mother’s un-diagnosed psychological problems, and his step-father’s untreated ones, life at home was dysfunctional at best for Justin Webb. But with gun-wielding school masters and sub-standard living conditions, Quaker boarding school wasn’t much better. And the backdrop to this coming-of-age story? Britain in the 1970s, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and Free. Strikes, inflation and IRS bombings. A time in which attitudes towards mental illness, parenting and masculinity were worlds apart from the attitudes we have today. A society that believed itself to be closed to the edge of breakdown.


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