• OCT 11

    Anthony Seldon at Cheltenham Literature Festival

    • 11 Oct 2019
    • Cheltenham Literature Festival

    Who was the most disastrous Prime Minister in British history? And who was the best? Join Anthony Seldon, along with columnist Daniel Finkelstein, The Times Red Box editor Matt Chorley and Deborah Mattinson for a lighthearted debate on the ins and outs of Number 10.

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  • OCT 10

    Jack Straw at Isle of Wight Literary Festival

    • 10 Oct 2019
    • Northwood House, Cowes, Isle of Wight

    In 2001, Jack Straw became the first Foreign Secretary to visit Iran since the revolution of 1979. Come and see him talk about how the UK's difficult relationship with Iran has changed since then. Interviewed by Sir Richard Ottaway, Jack Straw will be talking politics, Islamic State, culture and the future of Iran's relations with the West....

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  • OCT 06

    Geoffrey Robertson at Wigtown Book Festival

    • 6 Oct 2019
    • Festival Marquee

    In a talk on his revealing and very funny memoir, Geoffrey Robertson QC recalls battles on behalf of George Harrison and Julian Assange, Salman Rushdie, Mike Tyson and the Sex Pistols – and those against General Pinochet and Mrs Thatcher. How did a pimply comprehensive schoolboy end up founding the UK’s leading human rights practice and become a first...

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  • OCT 02

    Caroline Slocock at Henley Literary Festival

    • 2 Oct 2019
    • Henley Literary Festival

    The first ever female private secretary to any British Prime Minister, Caroline Slocock had a front-row seat for the final eighteen months of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership. Come and see her talk with Stephen Robinson about the way in which we portray female leaders, 1980s politics and more.

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  • SEP 30

    Jack Straw at Henley Literary Festival

    • 30 Sep 2019
    • Henley Literary Festival

    Come and watch the Former Home Secretary and Lord Chancellor chat about English politics and our relationship with Iran, interviewed by Alistair Bunkall.

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  • MAR 29

    Inequality, Brexit and the End of Empire

    • 29 Mar 2019
    • LSE: Old Theatre, Old Building

    Was the result of the 2016 EU referendum the last gasp of a view of empire based on nostalgia? And on 29 March 2019, as it officially ceases to become a member of the European Union, will post-Brexit Britain be a nation willing to inhabit the world of the present instead of the past? Join us on Brexit Night as four eminent scholars turn their attention...

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  • MAR 10

    Is Anything Happening?

    • 10 Mar 2018
    • The Leeds Library

    In the days before mobile phones, the internet and 24-hour news channels, the easiest way for a British foreign correspondent to find out what was going on in the world was to phone the local office of Reuters news agency and ask: ‘Is anything happening?’ That’s how the award-winning BBC reporter and presenter Robin Lustig started out in journalism,...

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  • MAR 07


    • 7 Mar 2018
    • JW3

    David Bolchover discusses his extraordinary new biography of Bela Guttmann, the world's first celebrity football coach, who twice won the coveted European cup, despite having only narrowly survived the Holocaust. Chaired by Simon Inglis.

    Part of Jewish Book Week at JW3

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  • DEC 06

    A CALL TO EDUCATORS --FreeUP-- Living Respectfully

    • 6 Dec 2017
    • Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre

    Alan Johnson, Principal, Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre says: "One of the challenges that we face in education is how best to combat the many harmful cultural and social expectations that are played out in our schools and communities. I believe that as educators we have a responsibility to ensure that we provide a healthy alternative...

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  • NOV 16

    Talk: From Genocide to Football Glory

    • 16 Nov 2017
    • The Wiener Library

    Béla Guttmann was the first superstar football coach, achieving great success in Europe and South America before Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho were even born. He was also a Holocaust survivor. In 1944, he hid in an attic near Budapest as thousands of fellow Jews in the vicinity were being deported to Auschwitz. He then escaped from a brutal slave labour...

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