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Momentous Years: 1947-1948

11/04/2018 - 3:30 pm

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In 1947, Elisabeth Åsbrink, previous winner of the August Prize, intertwines global events with key moments from her personal history as the daughter of a H...
Why We Eat What We Eat: Food Myths Exposed

21/03/2018 - 8:30 pm

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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...
Synagogues in the Islamic World

11/03/2018 - 8:00 pm

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In this exquisite volume Professor Mohammad Gharipour charts the development of synagogues in lands under Muslim rule, from North Africa and Spain to Central...
The Hebrew Republic: Israel’s Return To History

11/03/2018 - 8:00 pm

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In his collection of essays Colin Shindler presents his very personal take on Israel, based on over 50 years of writing on the subject for The New York Times...
How to find a Black Cat in a Dark Room

11/03/2018 - 6:30 pm

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Why do smart people make stupid mistakes? Why do tall, slim people earn more? Does society determine who we are? What really makes us tick? Internationally a...
Flight

11/03/2018 - 6:30 pm

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Jonathan Dean writes of the trials, tribulations, tragedies and successes of his grandfather and great grandfather as they fled persecution, comparing their ...
The Play’s The Thing

11/03/2018 - 6:30 pm

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These three towering Shakespeareans who have taught, written about, directed and performed the greatest dramatist of all times, engage in a witty and illumin...
One Italian Family’s Fight Against Fascism

11/03/2018 - 5:00 pm

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Award-winning writer Caroline Moorehead, in the concluding volume of her remarkable WW2 Resistance trilogy, draws on the unseen letters and diaries of an ext...
Three Floors Up

11/03/2018 - 5:00 pm

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Set in an upper-middle-class Tel Aviv apartment building, prize-winning author Eshkol Nevo’s brilliant recent novel, translated by Sondra Silverstein, pres...
Jewish Comedy: A Serious History

11/03/2018 - 5:00 pm

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Jeremy Dauber delivers a breath-taking and enthralling illustrated history of Jewish humour ‘in all its vast and variegated forms from antiquity to yesterd...
Of Places and People, Art & Literature

11/03/2018 - 3:30 pm

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Alba Arikha and Janet Wolff present their stunning and idiosyncratic coming-of-age memoirs, exploring their family backgrounds, from post-war Manchester to 1...
Gardens Of Delight

11/03/2018 - 3:30 pm

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Gardens have been a source of enchantment since the dawn of time. Today’s speakers illuminate why gardening can be as vital an expression of the creative i...
The Story of Hebrew

11/03/2018 - 2:00 pm

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In this unique narrative of the Hebrew language from biblical to modern times, Professor Lewis Glinert explores the extraordinary hold that Hebrew has had on...
Balancing Acts

11/03/2018 - 2:00 pm

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Legendary ex-Artistic Director of the National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner, equally known as an opera director, takes us behind the scenes of Britain’s greate...
Gustav Klimt at Home

11/03/2018 - 1:30 pm

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Art and cultural historian Patrick Bade was a lecturer for the MA programme at Christie’s Education in London until 2015. A prolific author, his publicatio...