broadcaster, management consultant, journalist and author
Peter’s major procupation is social groupings and market segments. His earliest and best-known work in social groupings came in The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook, which he co-authored with Ann Barr. Since then he has charted the fortunes of many elite groupings ranging from designers (‘chic-graphique’) to Television Types.
He has a weekly Home Ranger column in the Sunday Times and over the last 30 years has produced many broadsheet articles and 11 books. He has also contributed to television programmes and series for BBC2.
He performed his one-man show How To Be A Nicer Type Of Person at the Edinburgh Fringe and at the Soho Theatre, London in 2015. His latest BBC documentary, Peter York’s Hipsters Handbook, will be shown on BBC4 in October 2016. He is also working on a book about British iconography.
Follow Peter on Twitter: @PeterPeteryork
Sunday 23 October, 10.00 Cinema 3
From snobbery to slobbery: the erosion of formality in Britain