• NOV 17

    Paul Twivy in conversation with Ian Hislop

    • 17 Nov 2015
    • Hatchards Piccadilly

    Best described as an informed antidote to Russell Brand’s Revolution. Paul Twivy’s new book is an absolute must in the 800th year since Magna Carta and a year after an incredibly exciting Scottish referendum. Advocating a radical and engaged new approach to politics and voting it is the breath of fresh air that many people are looking for in our political system....

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  • NOV 16

    Fighting for a Place in Parliament: An evening with Robert Dale

    • 16 Nov 2015
    • William Harvey Room, British Medical Association

    ‘Fighting for a Place in Parliament: What is it like to work for an MP?’ Thousands of people apply to work in MPs’ parliamentary offices every year. Why? Because they want to operate at the centre of British politics and are drawn by the sense of power, history and importance of the House of Commons. They want hear words they’ve written read out in the...

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  • OCT 20

    Roger Mosey and John Humphrys discuss ‘Getting Out Alive’

    • 20 Oct 2015
    • Hatchards Piccadilly

    Giving a unique insider’s account of life inside the BBC, Getting Out Alive is the memoir of one of the broadcasting industry’s most respected figures Roger Mosey was a leading figure at the BBC for twenty years in roles ranging from editor of Radio 4′s Today programme to leading the coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. Join him for an evening of discussion...

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  • OCT 18

    Geoffrey Robertson QC at Uxbridge Literary Festival

    • 18 Oct 2015

    Geoffrey Robertson QC has had a distinguished career as a trial counsel, human rights advocate and United Nations judge. He has appeared in many celebrated Old Bailey trials, defending the editors of Oz magazine and Gay News, the National Theatre over its staging of The Romans in Britain, and the directors of Matrix Churchill in the case that exposed the...

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  • OCT 17

    Yasmin Alibhai-Brown at Festival of the Imagination

    • 17 Oct 2015
    • Warwick University

    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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  • OCT 09

    Paul Gambaccini at Cheltenham Literature Festival

    • 9 Oct 2015
    • The Sunday Times Garden Theatre, Cheltenham Literature Festival

    Arrested in 2013 under Operation Yewtree, the veteran broadcaster spent 12 months on police bail slandered and unable to work. He joins Libby Purves to give his account of the witch hunt he endured and the successful fight to clear his name. Tickets £10 - Silver, Gold & Full Members 10% off Paul Gambaccini is the only broadcaster to have had his own...

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  • OCT 08

    Dave And Maggie: Power and Personality

    • 8 Oct 2015
    • Cheltenham Literature Festival

    How do the personalities and personal lives of our politicians shape how they govern? Isabel Oakeshott (Call Me Dave) and Kwasi Kwarteng (Thatcher’s Trial) examine the contrasting styles and characters of two successful leaders and take a look at the role of the political biographer. Chaired by Philip Collins of The Times. £8 - Silver, Gold & Full Members 10% off...

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  • OCT 06

    Vicky Pryce at Cheltenham Literature Festival

    • 6 Oct 2015
    • Cheltenham Literature Festival

    Panel event with Bel Mooney and others, discussing the contraceptive pill. Vicky Pryce is a Greek born economist, and former Joint head of the United Kingdom’s government economic service. Following a number of positions in the banking and oil sectors, she worked as partner and chief economist at KPMG; was director general for economics at the Department...

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  • OCT 06

    Vicky Pryce at Cheltenham Literature Festival

    • 6 Oct 2015
    • Cheltenham Literature Festival

    Vicky Pryce is a Greek born economist, and former Joint head of the United Kingdom’s government economic service. Following a number of positions in the banking and oil sectors, she worked as partner and chief economist at KPMG; was director general for economics at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.In 2000 she co-founded the Good Corporation...

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  • OCT 04

    Geoffrey Robertson QC at Cheltenham Literature Festival

    • 4 Oct 2015
    • Cheltenham Literature Festival

    Geoffrey Robertson QC has had a distinguished career as a trial counsel, human rights advocate and United Nations judge. He has appeared in many celebrated Old Bailey trials, defending the editors of Oz magazine and Gay News, the National Theatre over its staging of The Romans in Britain, and the directors of Matrix Churchill in the case that exposed the...

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