2nd May 2007




The oldest living grandchild of President Franklin D Roosevelt will be visiting the University of Lincoln as part of the 2007 Lincoln Academy Programme to talk about his memories of his grandfather.


The Lincoln Academy will present ĎAn Evening with Curtis Rooseveltí where Professor Michael Earley, Head of Lincoln School of Performing Arts, will interview Curtis on Tuesday 8th May.


Curtis is a renowned expert on the life of Franklin D Roosevelt, and the relationship between his grandfather and Winston Churchill.


Franklin D Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are recognised as among the most influential Americans of the 20th Century. On Curtisís last visit to the UK in February 2007 he gave a talk at the Cabinet War Rooms in London about his grandfather.


He has also recently published a book chronicling his life until the age of 18 years. He takes you through his early years at the White House, the unwanted move to Seattle with his mother and stepfather, and his job as messenger boy at the United Nations General Assembly in Paris with his beloved grandmother Eleanor.


The evening will start at 5.30pm where guests will be asked to register. At 6.00pm the interview will begin and refreshments will be provided. It will take place in the Jackson Lecture Theatre, Main Academic Building, Brayford Pool campus, Lincoln.


Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. To book a place please contact Lesley Dean on 01522 886626 or email ldean@lincoln.ac.uk



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