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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’.

Martin Bell, Chair: Oliver Kamm
Wednesday, 7 March 2018 - 7:00pm

‘Grade B Reporter’, Martin Bell, has covered major international conflicts, from Vietnam to Bosnia, from Northern Ireland to the Six-Day War and Iraq. One of the outstanding journalists of our times, he provides a moving, personal account of the travesties of war and issues an impassioned call to put the substance back into our news. 

Afua Hirsch, Chair: Helena Kennedy
Wednesday, 7 March 2018 - 7:00pm

In partnership with World Jewish Relief

David Bolchover, Chair: Simon Inglis
Wednesday, 7 March 2018 - 2:30pm

 

David Bolchover discusses his extraordinary new biography of Bela Guttmann, the world's first celebrity football coach, who twice won the coveted European cup, despite having only narrowly survived the Holocaust. Chaired by Simon Inglis.

Abraham Levy, Chair Norman Lebrecht
Wednesday, 7 March 2018 - 1:00pm

 

Rabbi Abraham Levy’s memoir, co-written with Simon Rocker, is an invaluable testimony to religious faith in an increasingly secular and conflicted world. Written with great charm and humour and lively and telling anecdotes, it tells of his devotion to, and exceptional influence on, Jewish public life and the Sephardi London community for over 50 years. 

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