Events 2015

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George Prochnik: Reflections on Stefan Zweig and Exile

05/02/2015 -

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George Prochnik’s family fled Austria in the 1930s, at the same time as Stefan Zweig turned his back on Vienna for the last time. In T...
Deborah Treisman and Hadley Freeman

06/01/2015 - 5:00 pm

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As fiction editor of The New Yorker, Deborah Treisman is one of the most influential arbiters of literary taste on either side of t...
Caroline Pick and Lisa Appignanesi: Retrieving Lost Memories

06/01/2015 - 5:00 pm

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Caroline Pick’s Home Movie is a beautifully constructed film capturing the previously veiled story of her parents’ lives in 193...
Workshop on Graphic Novels

05/01/2015 - 3:30 pm

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Come and learn the secrets of creating comics from a team of celebrated graphic novelists. Bring your existing work and produce new work at the workshop. The...
Patrick Bishop: The Reckoning

05/01/2015 - 11:00 am

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As leader of the infamous Stern Gang, Avraham Stern fomented Jewish rebellion in Palestine against British rule. He was shot dead by a British officer on a c...
Going behind Closed Doors: Judging Book Prizes

05/01/2015 - 11:00 am

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Book prizes are almost as commonplace as book festivals. Shortlisted authors enjoy exposure and prestige and the winner tops it all with a substantial reward...
An Interview with Howard Jacobson

05/01/2015 - 11:00 am

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Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson returns to Jewish Book Week to discuss his enigmatically titled novel J with John Mullan. The w...
How London Fell in Love with Middle Eastern Food

05/01/2015 -

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Yotam Ottolenghi is not alone: following his phenomenal success a group of talented Israeli and Jewish chefs are taking the London restaurant scene by storm....
Sarah Helm on Ravensbrück and David Cesarani on Germany 1933-49

03/01/2015 - 3:30 pm

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Ravensbrück was the only concentration camp with solely female occupants; today it is barely known. Sarah Helm has written the definitive...
Robert Mankoff: The New Yorker Cartoon

03/01/2015 - 3:15 pm

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The New Yorker cartoon is a unique and distinctive art form. Bob Mankoff, cartoonist and humourist, will demonstrate what makes thi...
Meir Zamir and Michael Goldfarb on a Secret Anglo-French War

01/01/2015 - 8:00 pm

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In The Secret Anglo-French War in the Middle East 1940-1948, Meir Zamir uncovers an unknown Franco-Zionist intelligence collaborati...
Steve Jones: Where Science Meets the Bible

01/03/2013 - 11:00 am

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Science and faith are often viewed as mutually exclusive, but both are concerned with life’s most profound mysteries. Steve Jones, the wor...