Events Archive

Julia Boyd, Chair: Anne Sebba
Thursday, 8 March 2018 - 7:00pm

During the 1920s and 1930s, German tourism was booming, particularly among Americans and the British. Attracted by the scenery, the food, the culture, and the favourable exchange rates, they also came to witness the rise of Hitler. Julia Boyd’s book, including extracts from her mother’s 1938 diary, offers an exceptional insight into the period.

Shirli Gilbert, Yitzchak Mayer, Chair: Jenni Frazer
Thursday, 8 March 2018 - 2:30pm

Shirli Gilbert’s book From Things Lost is a narrative of displacement, survival, and an unlikely friendship in the wake of the Holocaust, via an astonishing collection of over 2,000 letters discovered in a forgotten trunk in Johannesburg.

Yael Dayan, Chair: Janet Suzman
Thursday, 8 March 2018 - 1:00pm


Yael Dayan, daughter of the legendary Moshe Dayan, looks back at her extraordinary life as a fierce and eloquent activist and influential politician. While admitting with searing honesty to missing the vivacity of her youth, she remains engaged and engaging, continuing to speak out frankly for her beliefs. She is in conversation with Janet Suzman.

Kapka Kassabova, Tim Marshall, Chair: Adam LeBor
Wednesday, 7 March 2018 - 8:30pm

Scottish Book of the Year author, Kapka Kassabova, presents in Border a sharply-observed portrait of a little-known corner of Europe, the enigmatic zone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece. She offers a fascinating meditation on the borderlines that exist between countries, between cultures, between people, and within each of us.

Marcus Chown
Wednesday, 7 March 2018 - 8:30pm

On 14 September 2015, gravitational waves were first detected on Earth. The source – two merging black holes – briefly pumped out 50 times more power than all the stars in the Universe together. Gravitational waves are the ‘voice of space’.


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