It’s like the wallpaper you don’t notice any more because it’s been there so long. The British class system is the backdrop to our society, economy and politics. It’s threaded through our sense of humour and our culture. We can joke about it, but do we even know what it means any more? Why are we so uptight about it? Join Polly Toynbee and Darren McGarvey for a ThinkIn in which we can all front up about our assumptions about the class system in the UK: where it comes from, how it’s changed (if at all), whether it even matters, and if so, what we could try and do to unravel it.
Polly Toynbee is a journalist, author and broadcaster. A Guardian columnist and broadcaster, she was formerly the BBC’s social affairs editor. She has written for the Observer, the Independent and Radio Times and been an editor at the Washington Monthly. She has won numerous awards including a National Press Award and the Orwell Prize for Journalism.