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Michael Rosen

The Aneurin Bevan Lecture

Hay Festival 2022, 

Michael Rosen traces the history of Bevan and the NHS, an institution that Rosen celebrates in his latest work Many Different Kinds of Love: A Story of Life, Death and the NHS, a collection of stunning new prose poems, moving diaries from nurses and his own reflections on the desperate struggle with Covid-19, which saw him hospitalised for months in 2020. Aneurin Bevan was one of the most important ministers in the post-war Labour government. This lecture honours his work as the main architect of the National Health Service and his contribution to the UK’s Welfare State.

Michael Rosen