Events Archive

Helen Fry, Chair: Trudy Gold
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 2:00pm

Helen Fry’s riveting book finally uncovers the fiercely-guarded and controversial military secrets regarding London’s Kensington-based interrogation centre during WWII. She provides sensational evidence to counter official denials concerning the use of ‘truth drugs’ and ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’, bringing dark secrets to light. 

David Herman
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 1:30pm

Aharon Appelfeld, who died on January 4, was a Holocaust survivor and one of Israel's greatest writers. He wrote more than twenty novels, including the acclaimed "Badenheim 1939", "The Age of Wonders" and, most recently, "The Man Who Couldn't Stop Sleeping".  David Herman pays tribute to one of the outstanding Jewish writers of the past half-century. 

Rebecca Abrams, Chair Julia Neuberger
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 12:30pm

Sponsored by the Jerusalem Foundation

Joanne Limburg, Chair: Shoshana Boyd Gelfand
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 12:30pm

Poet Joanne Limburg has produced an exquisite and heart-breaking memoir of her childhood, her Jewishness, her mother’s death, and how she came to terms with her brother’s suicide: ‘I explained to the rabbi that his death was the point of fracture in my world.’ Hilary Mantel has written of Small Pieces, ‘Can a writer be too honest?

Patrick Bade
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 12:30pm

Fin de siècle Vienna, a unique, thrilling, and polyglot city, described as ‘an experimental station for the end of the world’, witnessed the birth of one of the most exciting and provocative art movements of all time – the Vienna Secession. Gustav Klimt was at its forefront.


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