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12 more events now on sale!

Booking is NOW OPEN for a further 12 events for the 2020 festival, taking place from 29 February to 8 March 

Einstein On The Run

Biographer Andrew Robinson and Astronomer Royal Martin Rees discuss the scientist’s relationship with Britain
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Adam Kirsch

Adam, a literary critic “of unique expertise and brilliance”, explores the definition of Jewish literature with David Herman, chief fiction reviewer of the JC
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The Wolf of Baghdad

As The Surreal McCoy, Carol Isaacs has had her cartoons published by The New Yorker, Private Eye & The Spectator. Now the power of music takes the London Klezmer Quartet founder to her ancestral homeland of Baghdad, and its 1940s Jewish Quarter, in her highly anticipated  graphic memoir. In conversation with Aeon Magazine senior editor Marina Benjamin 

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Mrs Parker of New York City

Famed for her ruthless wit, satirical verses and sharp-tongued stories, director Tristam Powell and producer Honor Borwick capture the spirit of Dorothy Parker in this tribute

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Vive la Resistance!

Unique stories of heroism in the face of fascism from France and Italy with Caroline Moorehead, Fergus Butler-Gallie and Anne Sebba

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John Browne

The former BP CEO on how engineering and technology innovation could lead to greater freedom, health and wealth for us all

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Enemies of the People?

A former Supreme Court Justice, a Deputy High Court Judge and a law professor join Joshua Rozenberg to discuss how judges shape society

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Spies of No Country

Jerusalem-based New York Times contributor Matti Friedman tells the story of the Arab Section, Israel’s first spies and the nucleus of the Mossad

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Hannah Rothschild

The award-winning author discusses her new novel House of Trelawney, a love story and social satire set in the worlds of the British aristocracy and high finance, with Jewish Book Week Co-Chair Lucy Silver.

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Genius & Anxiety

Norman Lebrecht explores how a small group of Jewish men and women transformed the world between 1847 and 1947, with innovations as varied as blood transfusions and the motor car 

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The Cairo Genizah 

A look at the storeroom that was home to a millennium’s worth of books and writings from Old Cairo’s Jewish community

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The Swiss, the Nazis and the Stolen Gold

Best-selling biographer Tom Bower and Orwell Prize nominated author Adam LeBor join British-Austrian journalist Hella Pick to talk about the decades-long conspiracy between senior government officials and financial institutions that kept billions in gold and other valuables, deposited by Jews in Swiss banks or stolen by Nazis, from their rightful heirs  

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