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Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943 with Max Hastings

13/11/2019 - 6:45 pm

The London Library, 14 St James's Square, St. James's, London SW1Y 4LG

Max Hastings offers his fascinating new perspective on one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history.   Opera...
William Feaver on the Lives of Lucian Freud

24/10/2019 - 6:45 pm

The London Library, 14 St James's Square, St. James's, London SW1Y 4LG

In partnership with the London Library and Insiders/Outsiders Festival, renowned art critic, William Feaver...

In Association with the London Library and Insiders/Outsider

Judith Kerr: A Tribute

01/07/2019 - 7:30 pm

JW3, JW3

Judith Kerr, beloved author and illustrator of children’s classics The Tiger who came to Tea and the Mog series was one of Britain’s most acclaimed write...
Simon’s Wife: A Secret History

10/03/2019 - 12:00 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

Set in the first century AD, the author of Simon’s Wife traces, in a stunning fictionalised account, the events that led up to and beyond the dest...
Survivor Café

06/03/2019 - 12:30 pm


As first hand survivors of many of the twentieth century’s most monumental events—the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fields—begin to pass away, ...
Amos Oz: A Tribute

26/02/2019 - 8:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Amos Oz, celebrated Israeli author, wrote over 30 novels and short stories, widely translated from the Hebrew, poignant expressions of the human condition. H...
Amos Oz: A Tribute – Live Relay

26/02/2019 - 8:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Please note this is a live streaming of the event in Hall One. Amos Oz, celebrated Israeli author, wrote over 30 novels and short stories, widely tran...
How to Combat Antisemitism

07/02/2019 - 6:45 pm

Emmanuel Centre,

Deborah Lipstadt’s trial against Nazi sympathiser David Irving was a landmark victory for social justice and historical truth. But now anti-Jewish ...

In Association with How To Academy

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Beginnings of Midrash

28/02/2018 -


One of the things the Dead Sea Scrolls have shown is what Jews in ancient times thought about the Bible, even before its last chapters were written. The scro...
Jodi Picoult: Small Great Things

29/11/2016 -


This UK launch visit is the first time for two years that Picoult’s fans will have the opportunity to hear her give a live talk. Her latest book, Small...
Being Human

13/10/2016 -


Etgar Keret and Yotam Ottolenghi in conversation with Jonathan Freedland In a unique conversation between these three exceptional contemporaries, you ...
Far and Away

13/10/2016 -


From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics’ Circle Award—and one of the most original thinkers of our time—a riveting co...
Girls & Sex

10/05/2016 -


Peggy Orenstein – New York Times bestseller and Amazon.com top ten non-fiction writer of 2016 – presents her timely, ground-breaking work, Girls and Sex....
Party Animals Growing Up Communist

23/02/2016 - 8:30 pm


In conversation with psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz, award-winning journalist David Aaronovitch describes how writing Part...
Tracy Chevalier and Ella Leya Talk Jazz

01/01/2015 -


Ella Leya’s childhood in Azerbaijan is the inspiration for her novel Orphan Sky. She talks to Tracy Chevalier ab...