• SEP 30

    Neville Thurlbeck at Lincoln Book Festival

    • 30 Sep 2015

    Neville Thurlbeck worked at the News of the World for two decades as its chief reporter and news editor. During that time he won numerous journalism awards, including the British Press Awards Scoop of the Year trophy twice, a record which remains unbeaten. He has also been runner-up at the British Press Awards four times. He was drawn into the phone...

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  • SEP 25

    Paul Gambaccini at Blenheim Literary Festival

    • 25 Sep 2015
    • The Marlborough Room, Blenheim Palace

    One of Britain’s best-known and most respected DJs and radio presenters, Paul Gambaccini, gives Lord Daniel Finkelstein a no-holds-barred account of the year he spent under a cloud of suspicion before being told he would not face historic sex assault charges. Gambaccini was arrested in October 2013, disgraced in the press, had many personal possessions...

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  • SEP 12

    Roger Mosey at Chiswick Book Festival

    • 12 Sep 2015
    • St Michael & All Angels Church

    One of the most respected figures in the broadcasting industry, Roger Mosey has taken senior roles at the BBC for more than twenty years, including editor of Radio 4’s Today programme, head of television news and director of the London 2012 Olympic coverage. The BBC is an institution that is envied across the world yet criticised by many at home as it faces an...

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  • AUG 25

    Yasmin Alibhai-Brown at Edinburgh Book Festival

    • 25 Aug 2015
    • Garden Theatre, Edinburgh

    What does national identity mean in an era of multiracial culture? Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is one of Britain’s most important commentators on multiculturalism: in Exotic England she describes ‘a curious nation’ that has developed thanks to its long history of immigration. Bidisha is a writer and human rights journalist whose book Asylum and Exile depicts...

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  • AUG 24

    Yasmin Alibhai-Brown at Beyond Borders

    • 24 Aug 2015
    • Traiquar House, Peeblesshire

    Join Bonnie Greer with journalist Ramita Navai as she lifts the veil on contemporary urban life in Iran in her explosive new book Tehran: City of Lies, and author and columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown - ahead of the publication of her newest book  Refusing the Veil as she examines the reasons why Muslim women in the West are in danger of retreating back...

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  • AUG 15

    Yasmin Alibhai- Brown at Edinburgh Festival of Politics

    • 15 Aug 2015

    Join Chair Mandy Rhodes, Editor, Holyrood Magazine and panellists to talk about freedom, femininity and faith for Muslim women, featuring journalist and author Yasmin Alibhai-Brown who advocates and reclaims female human rights and freedoms in her book Refusing the Veil. They are joined by Smina Akhtar, Director of Amina, the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre....

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  • AUG 14

    Yasmin Alibhai- Brown at Edinburgh Festival of Politics

    • 14 Aug 2015
    • TBC

    The Commonwealth today is an association of 53 member countries with nearly 2.5 billion citizens spread across the globe.   Detractors perceive it as nothing better than a post-colonial club with very little influence. Its supporters say it promotes democracy, good government, human rights and economic development. Join Chair and former BBC special...

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  • JUL 28

    Yasmin Alibhai-Brown at John Hewitt International Summer School

    • 28 Jul 2015
    • The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh

    Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a Ugandan-born British journalist and author, who describes herself as a 'leftie liberal, anti-racist, feminist, Muslim, part-Pakistani, and... a very responsible person'. Currently a regular columnist for The Independent and the London Eveninig Standard, she is a well-known commentator on issues relating to immigration, diversity...

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  • JUL 19

    Do men need their equivalent of feminism?

    • 19 Jul 2015
    • All Saints Centre, Lewes

    Peter Lloyd in debate with Zoe Williams chaired by Norman Baker MP Do men need their equivalent of feminism? Peter Lloyd and Zoe Williams pull no punches in their debate the rights of men and women. Is it now men that are loosing out in the battle for equal rights? Peter Lloyd and the Justice for Men and Boys Party argue that they are. Deftly...

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  • JUL 18

    Yasmin Alibhai-Brown discusses 'Refusing The Veil'

    • 18 Jul 2015
    • All Saints Centre, Lewes

    Written from a unique perspective and packed with personal experiences as well as public examples, Alibhai-Brown addresses the ultimate question of why Muslim women everywhere should refuse the veil. She argues that veiling conceals abuse and restricts access to sunlight and exercise. It allows women to be shamed for not covering up and has become...

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