Events 2006

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Matches: Ryan Craig & Alan Kaufman

02/03/2006 - 10:45 am

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Matches is the Israel Defence Force codename for a soldier: someone who strikes, burns and dies. Alan Kaufman, has written a moving novel based on his experi...
Meet the Author: Richard Aronowitz-Mercer

02/03/2006 - 10:45 am

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‘Amber is freighted with the weight of time and history.’ Five Amber Beads is the story of two men whose lives are woven together as t...
Tea Time Stories: ‘Wingate Football Club’

02/03/2006 - 10:45 am

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Clive Sinclair’s ‘Wingate Football Club’ story is an elegiac account of an English Jewish childhood. Exploring questions of diaspora Jewi...
Marx for the 21st Century

02/03/2006 - 10:30 am

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Radio 4 listeners recently voted Karl Marx the greatest philosopher of all time – a decision with which historian Eric Hobsbawm would not disagree. He disc...
Passions: Europe

02/03/2006 - 10:30 am

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Mark Leonard believes in Europe with a faith rarely seen in Britain. In Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century he challenges us to regard the Europe...
Meet the Author: Francesca Weisman

01/03/2006 - 11:30 am

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Nowhere’s Child A lawyer specialising in criminal legal aidwork, Francesca Weisman is the new name to watch in British crime f...
Tales from Two Ends of the Sephardi World

01/03/2006 - 11:30 am

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Cultural historian Hilary Pomeroy revealed the enchanted world of abducted princesses and  power-crazed kings of the ballads sung by Moroccan Sephardi women...
Passions: Islamic Art

01/03/2006 - 11:15 am

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In the last 30 years, Professor Khalili has assembled 20,000 objects documenting much of the artistic production of the Islamic lands over a period of some 1...
The Christian and the Pharisee: Lord Carey and David Rosen

01/03/2006 - 11:15 am

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The ninth commandment –Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour – features large in the dialogue between Rabbi David Rosen and evangelical...
Ernst Gombrich: Monica Bohm-Duchen & Carl and Leonie Gombrich

01/03/2006 - 11:00 am

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Carl and Leonie Gombrich remembered their grandfather, the legendary Ernst Gombrich, author of the best selling art book of all time, the Story of Art...
Tea Time Stories: Jonathan Wilson ‘Dead Ringer’

28/02/2006 - 12:15 pm

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Set in America, a middle-aged man comes to terms with mortality – his own, his mother’s and that of his long-dead baby brother – a story full of mordan...
School Day: Morris Gleitzman, Joe Craig & Marion Baraitser

28/02/2006 - 12:15 pm

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Schools were invited to bring their pupils to meet Morris Gleitzman who spoke about storytelling, Joe Craig, exciting ne...
Dangerous Writing

28/02/2006 - 12:00 pm

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Is Shalom Auslander taking the name of God in vain when imagining Him as a big chicken? Is Naomi Alderman’s story of a lesbian relationship in Hendon blasp...
Meet the Author: Benjamin Markovits

28/02/2006 - 12:00 pm

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Either Side of Winter Set over the course of a year in Manhattan, four stories follow a group of characters whose lives are inextricably linked by cir...
Occidentalism

28/02/2006 - 11:45 am

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In his book, Occidentalism, Ian Buruma shows that the dehumanising picture of the West painted by its enemies is not a new phenomenon, though it ca...