Events 2020

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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...
Independence Square

08/03/2020 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

A.D. Miller, the Booker-shortlisted author of Snowdrops, tells a story of corruption, betrayal, and where, in the 21st century, power really lies. Twelve yea...
Josephus and other Jews: Piety and Schism, Faith and Intelligence in Jewish History and Culture

08/03/2020 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Titus Flavius Josephus (born as Joseph ben Mattathias) was a Jewish general turned Roman historian and the author of The Jewish War, an account of t...

The George Webber Memorial Event

There Should Not Be Goldfish

08/03/2020 - 1:30 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

In 1938, two children fled the Nazis. 80 years later Adam Kammerling went on a journey through European history with a playlist exclusively of heavy metal. T...
How We Remember

08/03/2020 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

The Holocaust has become a defining ingredient in the Jewish collective memory. The Torah commands us ‘to remember’, because in memory exists con...
The Europeans

08/03/2020 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Award-winning historian Orlando Figes presents an enthralling, panoramic cultural history of 19th century Europe through the prism of the intertwined lives o...
Al Alvarez, Elaine Feinstein and Clive Sinclair: A Tribute

08/03/2020 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

In the past two years we have lost three of the greatest Anglo-Jewish writers of their generation: the poet Elaine Feinstein (1930-2019), the novelist and sh...

In Association with the TLS

Escaping with his Life

08/03/2020 - 12:00 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

Nicholas Young tells the inspirational war-time story of his father, Leslie. From Dunkirk to D-Day, he details his capture and escape in Italy, hiding in the...
Enemies of the People? How Judges Shape Society

08/03/2020 - 11:00 am

Kings Place, Battlebridge Room

Do judges use the power of the state for the good of the nation? Or do they create new laws in line with their personal views? When newspapers reported a cou...

In Association with Jewish Renaissance

Lies, Unicorns and the Jewish Question

08/03/2020 - 11:00 am

Kings Place, Hall 2

What can Judaism teach us about today’s information chaos, hyper-propaganda and dangerous polarisation? Join author Peter Pomerantsev and rabbi Jeremy ...
Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader

08/03/2020 - 11:00 am

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

The life of Theodor Herzl (1860-1904) was as puzzling as it was brief. How did this cosmopolitan and assimilated European Jew become the leader of the Zionis...

Sponsored by Yachad

Wordy: The Show

07/03/2020 - 9:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

How did Simon Schama get to be so … wordy? Find out in a Jewish journey of 70-odd years (and he does mean odd) with music, stories, and some really emb...

Sponsored by Dangoor Education

Partition Voices

07/03/2020 - 8:45 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

The partitions of India and Pakistan and Israel and Palestine are two of the most tumultuous events of the 20th Century. Remarkable parallels exist between t...

Sponsored by the Jerusalem Foundation. In Association with Oxford Literary Festival

Mrs Parker of New York City

07/03/2020 - 7:15 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

“Whatever you think Dorothy Parker was like, she wasn’t” She was famed for her ruthless wit, her satirical verses and sharp-tongued ...
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World

07/03/2020 - 7:15 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Dubbed ‘one of the best writers in the world today’ by author Hanif Kureishi, novelist Elif Shafak has produced a work of great power and beauty....