The Hendrick’s Lecture Series

DUMB BRITAIN    
With Marcus Berkmann  

Thursday the 7th of April 2011
Doors at 6 pm, Show commences at 7 pm

We British are justly proud of our intellectual heritage (Shakespeare, Newton, Dickens, Darwin, Stephen Fry) but our capacity for dimness is often underrated. For the last ten years Marcus Berkmann has compiled a column in Private Eye documenting this undersung aspect of our national psyche by quoting many of the most amusingly idiotic answers given to quiz questions on TV and radio. Going on quiz shows is nerve-racking, so why on earth do stupid people do it? A veteran of many quiz shows himself, Marcus will attempt to answer this question, illustrated with plentiful examples of the dumbest utterances ever to grace the nation’s airwaves.

Marcus Berkmann
Marcus has written best-selling books on cricket, parenthood, and, naturally, quizzing. He writes a column on pop music for the Spectator, one on movies for the Oldie and in his spare time supplies bespoke quizzes for corporate events.

Talks at 11 Mare Street – please click here to buy tickets