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Charles Spence, Anthony Warner, Chair: Bee Wilson
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 - 8:30pm

Why are 27% of drinks bought on aeroplanes tomato juice? Why do we consume 35% more food when eating with one more person, and 75% more when with three? This is just a small taste of gastrophysics, the new field of knowledge pioneered by Oxford professor, Charles Spence, combining science, neuroscience, psychology and design.

Douglas Murray, Chair: Rod Liddle
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 - 7:00pm

Is Europe a continent with its finger on the self-destruct button? Douglas Murray reflects on Europe’s pervasive and seemingly unfathomable inertia in the face of an immigration crisis, the potential failure of multiculturalism, and the Western fixation on guilt.

David Waller, Rupert Younger
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 - 7:00pm
We are all playing the Reputation Game, whether or not we know it. In the prevailing climate of social media, acquiring the reputation you desire, and avoiding the one you don’t, could be a matter of life or death. Global consultants David Waller and Rupert Younger reveal the key mechanisms that make and break our reputations.
Douglas Murray, Chair: Rod Liddle
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 - 7:00pm

This is a live screening of the event taking place in Hall 1.

Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 - 2:30pm

Acclaimed concert pianist, Mona Golabek, is the co-author of The Children of Willesden Lane (with Lee Cohen), the inspiring story of her mother’s extraordinary escape from Austria aboard the famed Kindertransport and her life in London during WW2.


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