Events 2015

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Peter Beinart and Jonathan Freedland on Israel and the Diaspora

26/02/2015 - 8:30 pm

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Voices have the power to sway public opinion and perhaps even determine policies. Peter Beinart, who writes for The Atlantic and...
The Writer’s Craft

26/02/2015 - 7:00 pm

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Linda Grant and AD Miller, together with Charlotte Mendelson, discuss the creative process – how the...
A Bazaar Life: David Alliance and Ivan Fallon

26/02/2015 - 7:00 pm

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Ivan Fallon, former business editor of The Sunday Times and co-author of A Bazaar Life, talks to Liberal Democrat peer,...
The Art of Writing for Young Adults: a Workshop

26/02/2015 - 7:00 pm

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Writing for young adults is a genre of its own, prompting the challenges one might expect in creating enjoyable, age-appropriate, but trenchant works of fict...
The Art of the Essay: Notting Hill Editions

25/02/2015 - 8:30 pm

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Michael Ignatieff, Phillip Lopate and Adam Mars-Jones celebrate the essay, the sine qua non of Notting H...
Martin Wolf and Mervyn King on the Economy

25/02/2015 - 8:00 pm

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FT chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, and former Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, discuss how far the g...
Caroline Moorehead and Edward Stourton: French Resistance

25/02/2015 - 7:00 pm

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Caroline Moorehead’s Village of Secrets is a gripping and penetrating account of the villagers of Le Chambon-sur...
John Kampfner and Giles Fraser on The Rich

25/02/2015 - 7:00 pm

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The super-rich inhabit a parallel world, competing with each other for power and influence. They mesmerise and horrify us in equal measure. But is this globa...
Kenneth Marks: Jewish Archaeology

25/02/2015 - 2:30 pm

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Jews were readmitted to Britain by Cromwell in 1656. In just over a century their number grew from a mere handful of families to 60,000 residents, who mostly...
Lyndall Gordon: Divided Lives

25/02/2015 - 1:00 pm

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Susie Orbach has called Lyndall Gordon a “biographer of soul”…  This acclaimed biographer of Emily Dickinson, TS Eliot and Henry ...
Philosophy Bites

24/02/2015 - 8:30 pm

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The Philosophy Bites podcast has been downloaded 23 million times (and rising), proving there is a huge appetite for philosophical exchange on topics such as...
Elaine Feinstein: Portraits

24/02/2015 - 2:30 pm

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Elaine Feinstein has been an academic, a novelist, a playwright, a biographer and a translator, but it is for her poems that she is best-kno...
John Lahr: Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

23/02/2015 - 8:30 pm

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John Lahr wasThe New Yorker ‘s renowned chief drama critic for over 20 years and is now a regular contributor. His masterly...
Peter Day and Henry Hemming on Unlikely Spies

23/02/2015 - 8:30 pm

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Our absorption in espionage stories has produced an explosion of heroes, books and films. This event is dedicated to two real-life spies, Klop Ustinov and Ge...
Antony Lentin: the Rise and Fall of Sir Edgar Speyer

23/02/2015 - 7:30 pm

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Sir Edgar Speyer was a much admired US-born philanthropist who, among his many contributions, founded the Whitechapel Art Gallery, financed the construction ...