John Dickie - Italy’s Mafias: How did they evolve? How powerful are they today?
Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm
Memorial Hall, School Lane HP8 4JJ
John Dickie is Professor of Italian Studies at University College London. He is an internationally recognised specialist on many aspects of Italian history with particular emphasis on the Mafia, and his books have been translated into many languages.
John has presented several documentary programmes about the Mafia on Italian television. He is the author of four books on the Mafias of Italy, including the international bestseller ‘Cosa Nostra’, which has been translated into 21 languages.
However, his interest in all things Italian doesn’t stop there: in 2016 he co-wrote and presented ‘De Gustibus’, a six-part TV history of Italian food based on his book ‘Delizia!’ which was shown in Italy and in many other countries around the world—with the sole exception of the UK!
In 2017 and 2018 he hosted the Pasta World Championships in Milan, sponsored by pasta giant Barilla.
His new book, ‘The Craft: How Freemasons Made the Modern World’, is due out in June 2020.
He is currently planning a series of workshops and courses for the Masterclasses series at Lamport Hall.
For further information please see his website:
Chalfont St Giles Gardens Association members have free entry to this talk on presentation of their membership card.