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Family Day 2020

02/02/2020 - 11:00 am

Kings Place,

Join us for a day of fun family events at Kings Place on the 9th February 2020. We’ll be hosting four of your favourite authors for kids aged 9 and abo...
Believe It or Snot: The Definitive Field Guide to Earths Slimy Creatures

02/02/2020 - 11:00 am

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

What is hyena butter, and would you want to put it on toast? How much slime can a hagfish produce in 60 seconds? Which animal produces a snotty sleeping bag?...
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Brain Fizzing Facts: Awesome Science Questions Answered

02/02/2020 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

Why is your elbow called your funny bone? How could you escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw? Which animal can breathe through its bottom? And how do t...
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The Great Houdini: the Worlds Most Amazing Escape Artist

02/02/2020 - 3:00 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

Harry Houdini thrilled the world with his death-defying stunts and awesome showmanship, but did you know he was actually called Ehrich? Find out how he was i...
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The Missing: The True Story of My Family in WWII

02/02/2020 - 4:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is the true story of Michael Rosen’s search for his relatives who “went missing” durin...
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Make, Think, Imagine Engineering the Future of Civilization

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...
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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 London Library and the 92nd Street Y, Sponsored by Dangoor Education

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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

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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...
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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...
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The Fashion Revolution: From Berlin to London

01/03/2020 - 6:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Nineteenth century Berlin was the creative centre for fashion and ready-to-wear clothing. Berlin’s clothing companies made modern apparel and developed...
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Translating an Epic: Vasily Grossmans Stalingrad

01/03/2020 - 6:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

Further tickets for this event will be released in January 2020. Russian author Vasily Grossman spent four years reporting fr...
Conversations with Bach

01/03/2020 - 8:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Reaching across three centuries, Johann Sebastian Bach’s compositions for solo violin and cello are brought to life with readings of new poetry and prose b...
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The Loveliest Girl in Vienna: The Life of Alma Mahler

02/03/2020 - 1:30 pm

JW3,

Tom Lehrer famously wrote a song about Alma, inspired by, he said, “the juiciest, spiciest, raciest obituary that has ever been my pleasure to read.” A t...
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The Wolf of Baghdad

02/03/2020 - 7:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

“The belief is current among Baghdadi Jews that the wolf keeps away spirits and demons.” David Sassoon, scholar, 1917 Carol Isaac...
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A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

02/03/2020 - 7:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

The journalist and New York Times-bestselling author Adam Gopnik offers a stirring defence of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time....
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Who Wants to be a Jewish Writer

02/03/2020 - 8:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Poet, leading literary critic and Columbia University teacher Adam Kirsch is one of our foremost experts on Jewish thought and history. His stunning new coll...
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Gloucester Crescent: Me, My Dad and Other Grown-Ups

03/03/2020 - 1:30 pm

JW3,

We are all aware of the legendary Dr Jonathan Miller – Beyond the Fringe, theatre and opera director, television presenter and former medical doctor ...

Sponsored by the British Friends of the Jaffa Institute

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George Gershwin: A Songbook

04/03/2020 - 1:30 pm

JW3,

Canadian mezzo-soprano Patricia Hammond, known for her vintage voice that translates the music atmosphere of the beginning of the 20th Century, meets Brazili...
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House of Trelawney

04/03/2020 - 7:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Hannah Rothschild, writer, documentary filmmaker, business woman and philanthropist presents her deliciously funny new novel – at once a moving love story ...
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The Cairo Genizah

04/03/2020 - 8:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

For a millennium the Jewish community of Old Cairo placed their old books and other writings, from marriage contracts and love letters, to children’s d...
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The Swiss, the Nazis and the Stolen Gold

05/03/2020 - 7:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Switzerland not only financed the Nazis and refused admission to the Jewish refugees fleeing them; the country’s most senior government officials and f...
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Around the World in 80 Trees: an Illustrated Odyssey

05/03/2020 - 8:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Author, Eden Project trustee, World Wildlife Fund ambassador and former BBC TV science and nature commissioner Jonathan Drori has produced a...

In Association with Nature Unwrapped

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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 ...
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Enemies of the People How Judges Shape Society

08/03/2020 - 11:00 am

Kings Place, Hall 1

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

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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...
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Genius and Anxiety How Jews Changed the World

08/03/2020 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Moses said the Law is everything. Jesus said love is everything. Marx said money is everything. Freud said sex is everything. Einstein said everything is rel...
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