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The Hollywood Songbook

08/03/2020 - 8:15 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Cole Porter, the only non-Jew in a line-up of songwriters boasting the Gershwin brothers, Jerome Kern, Alan Lerner and Leonard Bernstein, to name but a few, ...

Sponsored by Jacqueline and Michael Gee

The Good State

08/03/2020 - 8:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

There is a ticking time-bomb at the heart of our representative democracy and in more than 50 countries around the world. The problem is as large and widespr...
Mazel Tov!

08/03/2020 - 8:00 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

In 1987, 20-year-old student J.S. Margot responded to a job advertisement from an Orthodox Jewish couple in Antwerp to tutor their four children. This is the...
Legacy

08/03/2020 - 6:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

In the early 1800s Lehmann Gluckstein fled Eastern Europe for Whitechapel. He and his family created a small tobacco factory that eventually became the large...
Primo Levi: the Elements of a Life

08/03/2020 - 6:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

In 1987 the Italian writer Primo Levi fell to his death in the house where he was born. More than 40 years after his rescue from a Nazi concentration camp, i...

In Association with the TLS

Misadventures in Chelm (and other stories)

08/03/2020 - 6:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

Have you heard of Chelm, the village of fools? They make you smile and laugh. In Mark Binder’s spoken and written stories you’ll meet the wise Ra...
The World According to Physics

08/03/2020 - 5:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Jim Al-Khalili shines a light on the most profound insights revealed by modern physics, inviting us to understand what physics tells us about the universe an...

Sponsored by the Klein and Morris families

Heroes or Villains: The Blair Government Reconsidered

08/03/2020 - 5:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

For 13 years Tony Blair was the political colossus in Britain, winning three elections in a row for New Labour. Today he is disowned by many in his own party...

In Memory of Robin Hyman

Under My Hat

08/03/2020 - 5:00 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

Sally Berkovic chronicles the challenges of raising daughters while straddling the tensions between an Orthodox religious life and the forces of secularism. ...
Seeking Love in Modern Britain

08/03/2020 - 4:30 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

Zoe Strimpel explores the rise of the dating industry, from 1970 to the present day, revealing how mediated courtship and singleness began in a time long bef...
Genius and Anxiety How: Jews Changed the World 1847-1947

08/03/2020 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Moses said the Law is everything. Jesus said love is everything. Marx said money is everything. Freud said sex is everything. Einstein said everything is rel...
The Outsiders

08/03/2020 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

The history of Europe is permeated with enforced exodus, displaced peoples and mass migration. Philipp Ther explores the major expulsions and their aftermath...

In association with JCORE

Family Business

08/03/2020 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

Peter Conradi’s ‘masterpiece’ of a memoir ranges from his European Jewish forebears who came to Britain in the Victorian era to novelist an...
Generation Share

08/03/2020 - 3:00 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

Generation Share takes readers on a journey around the globe to meet the people who are changing and saving lives, transforming our society, our economy and ...
Einstein on the Run

08/03/2020 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

In the autumn of 1933, Albert Einstein was living alone in an isolated holiday hut in Norfolk, ‘on the run’ from Nazi death threats. There, he toiled pea...