Despite the closure of District Line and delays on Piccadilly Line, we had a nice turnout in a cosy room filled with books and art at the lovely home of Noorjehan Dhanani and Asghar Hussain, as I read from Offence: The Hindu Case. Judith Vidal-Hall, editor of the series, introduced the idea of the series, and explained the context of the post-Cold War world, where those taking offence posed threats to free speech. The conversation continued till late in the night, with excellent home-made biryani and red wine for company. Made some wonderful new friends. You can read Judith’s thinking on Europe since 1989 here.