• MAY 24

    John Bercow Vs Rosie Boycott : Tennis Maestros

    • 24 May 2014
    • Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

    The Speaker of the House, a former Junior competitor and LTA-qualified coach, argues the case for his ranking of the twenty greatest male tennis stars of all time, surface by surface, era by era, in his new book Tennis Maestros. Rafa vs Bill Tilden? Perry vs Murray? Federer vs Lacoste? Anyone for an hour of nostalgic fanaticism? Tickets: £7 Visit...

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  • MAY 19

    Prisonomics: Vicky Pryce in conversation with Peter Stanford

    • 19 May 2014
    • BE019, London Jewish Cultural Centre

    In March 2013, economist Vicky Pryce was sentenced to eight months in prison for accepting her ex-husband’s penalty points on her driving licence some ten years earlier. After a very public trial, she was sent first to Holloway and then to East Sutton Park prison near Maidstone. There, she kept a diary in which she recorded her experiences and her...

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  • MAY 17

    Janis Sharp at Booked! Festival of Words

    • 17 May 2014
    • Balloch Library

    Janis Sharp will be speaking at Booked! West Dunbartonshire, Festival of Words about her book Saving Gary McKinnon : A Mother’s Story Saving Gary McKinnon: A Mother’s Story tells the story of Janis Sharp’s ten year battle to save her son from being extradited to the US for alleged computer crimes. Gary McKinnon was arrested for hacking into American...

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  • MAY 11

    University of Aberdeen May Festival Presents David Torrance

    • 11 May 2014
    • King's College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen

    The Battle for Britain with speaker David Torrance The Independence Referendum is the single most important constitutional issue in the United Kingdom’s history since its inception. Journalist and broadcaster David Torrance, acclaimed for his political biographies, uses his latest book, The Battle of Britain, to set the scene for a May Festival debate...

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  • MAY 08

    Africa Ablaze: Poems and Prose Pieces of War and Civil Conflict

    • 8 May 2014
    • Upper Room Town Hall

    SOUTH AFRICAN PEN present Africa Ablaze. SA PEN is affiliated to Pen International: promoting literature and defending freedom of expression. Time: 9.30am Venue: Upper RoomTown Hall Tickets: £8 Visit the website AFRICA ABLAZE: POEMS AND PROSE PIECES OF WAR AND CIVIL CONFLICT Presentation by Peter Hain MP of Patricia Schonstein’s latest anthology of...

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  • APR 12

    Pam Warren: From Behind The Mask at Aye Write! Festival

    • 12 Apr 2014
    • Mitchell Library

    The survivor of the Paddington rail crash and campaigner for rail safety shares her brave and inspiring story. In October 1999, Pam Warren was involved in the Paddington rail crash, which killed 31 people. She was not expected to survive, and the photograph of her in a plastic mask became the iconic image of the tragedy. Her road to physical and mental...

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  • APR 07

    Vicky Pryce: Prisonomics at Aye Write! Festival

    • 7 Apr 2014
    • Mitchell Library

    Vicky Pryce discusses her experiences in prison and her ideas for change with the Governor of HMP Barlinnie, Derek McGill. Vicky Pryce was an economist tipped for high office, until she accepted driver’s licence penalty points for her then husband: that led to a conviction for perverting the course of justice. Her imprisonment led her to write Prisonomics...

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