• OCT 22

    Michael Cockerell at Wells Festival of Literature

    • 22 Oct 2022

    Our political leaders spend their careers spinning their images and polishing their achievements. Michael Cockerell has spent his political life stripping off that carefully applied gloss. For the past 50 years, from Macmillan through to Johnson, this celebrated documentary maker has gained unrivalled access to the secret chambers of Westminster and...

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  • OCT 15

    Kathleen Wyatt at Cheltenham Literature Festival

    • 15 Oct 2022
    • Cheltenham Literature Festival

    “There are a few secrets,” he tells me. “A few discoveries that I’ve never published. Some of the most powerful ones. I wouldn’t betray them under torture.” In a time of deep fakes, alternative truths and leaked secrets, it would be easy to think that we are surrounded by lies. While most people are shaking their heads and muttering dark things about...

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  • OCT 08

    Rabina Khan at Henley Literature Festival

    • 8 Oct 2022
    • Henley Literature Festival

    “In 2015, when I ran to be mayor in Tower Hamlets, a smartly dressed middle-class man saw me wearing a headscarf and asked me what colour my hair was underneath it. I gave him a big smile. ‘Pink,’ I replied. Did I win his vote? I rather doubt it.” Vivid, astute and full of humour, My Hair Is Pink Under This Veil offers a frank appraisal of life in modern Britain...

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  • OCT 08

    Michael Cockerell at Cheltenham Literature Festival

    • 8 Oct 2022
    • Cheltenham Literature Festival

    Our political leaders spend their careers spinning their images and polishing their achievements; Michael Cockerell has spent his professional life stripping off the gloss. Over fifty years, he has gained unrivalled access to the secret chambers of Westminster and Whitehall. Here, he reveals in illuminating and often hilarious stories what our top...

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  • OCT 08

    Andrea Leadsom at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival

    • 8 Oct 2022
    • Isle of Wight Literary Festival

    In the high-stakes world of politics, there are superb highs and terrible lows – and never more so than in the period since 2010, during which so much has changed. Few are better placed to give an insider’s view of the turmoil than the Rt Hon. Dame Andrea Leadsom MP. From working cross-party on reform of the European Union to taking to the stage at...

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  • OCT 06

    Andrew Mitchell at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival

    • 6 - 9 Oct 2022
    • Isle of Wight Literary Festival

    Andrew Mitchell was Secretary of State for International Development in the British Government from May 2010 until he became Government Chief Whip in September 2012. He was a member of the National Security Council in Britain and a Governor of the World Bank between 2010 and 2012. He was appointed to the Privy Council in 2010. Prior to joining the...

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  • OCT 05

    Andrew Mitchell at Henley Literature Festival

    • 5 Oct 2022
    • Henley Literary Festival

    THE WINNER OF THE PARLIAMENTARY BOOK AWARD 2021 FOR BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY A PARLIAMENTARIAN Veering from the hilarious to the tragic, Andrew Mitchell’s tales from the parliamentary jungle make for one of the most entertaining political memoirs in years. From his prep school years, straight out of Evelyn Waugh, through the Army to Cambridge, the...

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  • OCT 01

    Andrea Leadsom at Henley Literary Festival

    • 1 Oct 2022
    • Henley Literary Festival

    In the high-stakes world of politics, there are superb highs and terrible lows – and never more so than in the period since 2010, during which so much has changed. Few are better placed to give an insider’s view of the turmoil than the Rt Hon. Dame Andrea Leadsom MP. From working cross-party on reform of the European Union to taking to the stage at...

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  • SEP 24

    Roger Mosey at Cambridge Alumni Festival

    • 24 Sep 2022
    • Cambridge Alumni Festival

    Roger Mosey is joined in discussion by Baroness Sally Morgan, who has worked at the heart of government. They will be discussing how the daily news might be the very thing to help our democracy.  Information:  To book an In-Person Ticket, please click on the button below. In-person sessions at the Sidgwick Site are £15 per person per session.  ...

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  • SEP 21

    Michael Cockerell at Mile End Institute

    • 21 Sep 2022
    • rts Two Lecture Theatre at Queen Mary University of London

    About this event Welcome back to the Mile End Institute! In our first public event since the Covid-19 pandemic, we are delighted to be welcoming the legendary broadcaster and Britain's most celebrated TV documentary-maker, Michael Cockerell, to the Mile End Institute. In this revival of our 'In Conversation' series - which has previously featured...

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