Events 2020

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Barbara: Dis, quand reviendras-tu

01/03/2020 - 5:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

The French chanteuse Barbara, who would have been 90 this year, defined the meaning of relationships for an entire generation. A million people packed the st...
Voices from the Warsaw Ghetto

01/03/2020 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

‘What we were unable to cry and shriek out to the world we buried in the ground.’ David Graber, aged 17, the Warsaw Ghetto In 1940 the his...

In partnership with the National Library of Israel

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Eva Ibbotson

01/03/2020 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna in 1925 and moved to England with her father when the Nazis came into power. Ibbotson wrote more than twenty award-winning bo...
Hip Set

01/03/2020 - 3:00 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

Michael Fertik presents his novel, Hip Set. Oscar Orleans is a Congolese refugee in Israel, the only Hebrew-speaking liaison to the African refugee ...
Learning from the Germans

01/03/2020 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Philosopher Susan Neiman grew up in the segregated American South during the civil rights movement. She has spent most of her adult life in a Germany still c...
The Heartless Traffic

01/03/2020 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

Jeremy Robson, described by The Times as ‘a champion of poetry’ selects the best of his poems from the early 1960s to his most recent collections...
The New Age of Ageing

01/03/2020 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

We are living in an unprecedented age: this year marks the first time in human history that the number of people aged 65 and over outnumber children aged fiv...

In Association with The Oldie Magazine

From Moses to Moses

01/03/2020 - 1:30 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

A thrilling historical novel of the great Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides. From his childhood in tolerant Cordoba during Spain’s golden age, to exi...
Mother Ship

01/03/2020 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

After her twins were born at only 30 weeks, Francesca Segal sat vigil in the ‘mother ship’ of neonatal intensive care, all romantic expectations ...
Translation Matters

01/03/2020 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

Author Boyd Tonkin wrote that, ‘To write, and to read, is to forever cross thresholds’. Translation opens up new vistas, refreshes language and f...
Live a Little

01/03/2020 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Nonagenarian Beryl Dusinbery, forgetter of her own children and tormentor of her two longsuffering carers, meets the sprightly Shimi Carmelli, last of the el...

In Association with the 92nd Street Y, Sponsored by Dangoor Education

Psychoanalytic Judaism

01/03/2020 - 12:00 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

Psychoanalysis grew up around Jews; this heritage continues to affect it both through the rich exchange between Judaism and psychoanalytic thought, and in re...
Make, Think, Imagine Engineering the Future of Civilisation

01/03/2020 - 11:00 am

Kings Place, Hall 2

Drawing on history, his own personal experience and conversations with many of the world’s greatest innovators, ex-CEO of British Petroleum John Browne...
The Library of Exile

01/03/2020 - 11:00 am

Kings Place, Hall 1

Prize-winning author and artist Edmund de Waal talks about his library of exile. “This library celebrates the idea that all languages are diaspo...
The Walls have Ears

01/03/2020 - 11:00 am

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

Helen Fry reveals the history of the elaborate WWII intelligence operation whereby Hitler’s generals were tricked into giving away Nazi secrets. Orches...