• MAY 22

    Ziauddin Sardar at Bradford Literature Festival

    • 22 May 2016
    • Bradford College - Dye House Gallery

    Ziauddin Sardar ‘Is There an Islam Beyond the Mad Max Jihadis?’ & Other Questions You’ve Always Wanted To Ask Writer, broadcaster and cultural critic Ziauddin Sardar is chair of the Muslim Institute and is as frightened by the rise of Islamic Jihadi groups as everyone else. His new book ‘Islam Beyond the Mad Max Jihadis’ tackles the big question for...

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  • MAY 21

    Ziauddin Sardar at Bradford Literature Festival

    • 21 May 2016
    • University of Bradford - Great Hall

    Ziauddin Sardar and John Sweeney Postnormal Futures The ‘postnormal’ or ‘postnormal times’ concept attempts to describe our present time, with all its turbulence, complexity and change. Author and cultural critic Ziauddin Sardar, who developed the concept, describes it as “an in between period where old orthodoxies are dying, new ones have yet to be born, and very...

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  • MAY 21

    Ziauddin Sardar at Bradford Literature Festival

    • 21 May 2016
    • University of Bradford - Great Hall

    In conversation with Andrew Brown, Sunny Hundal and Samia Rahman Critical Muslim: Extreme  Extreme ways take many different forms, be it religious fundamentalism, corruption, extreme geology or the extreme lengths people will go to in order to escape a situation. The current issue of the ‘Critical Muslim’ journal investigates the ‘Extreme’ theme and covers...

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  • MAY 14

    Azi Ahmed at Winchester Speakers' Festival

    • 14 May 2016
    • Winchester Speakers' Festival

    By the age of 12, Azi Ahmed had been fully trained in all the skills her mother thought necessary to become the perfect housewife: knitting, sewing and sitting pretty. Little did she know that a rather different sort of training lay in her future. With no military experience, physically slight and before entering Chelsea Barracks, socially isolated...

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  • MAY 14

    Rosa Prince at Winchester Speakers' Festival

    • 14 May 2016
    • Winchester Speakers' Festival

    He is a most unlikely revolutionary: a middle-aged, middle-class former grammar schoolboy who honed his radicalism on the mean streets of rural Shropshire. Until recently, Jeremy Corbyn was barely known outside political circles. Yet last summer he rode a wave of popular enthusiasm to win the Labour Party leadership by a landslide, with a greater mandate...

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  • APR 29

    Joe Pike talks Project Fear

    • 29 Apr 2016
    • Waterstones Glasgow

    Come and meet Joe Pike, political reporter for ITV Border, at Waterstones Glasgow. He'll be discussing Project Fear, his compelling insider account of the Scottish referendum.

    Free Event

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  • APR 28

    Joe Pike talks Project Fear

    • 28 Apr 2016
    • Waterstones Edinburgh

    Come and meet Joe Pike, political reporter for ITV Border, at Waterstones Edinburgh West End. He'll be discussing Project Fear, his compelling insider account of the Scottish referendum.

    Free Event

    Further details: 0131 226 2666

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  • APR 24

    Paul Gambaccini at Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival

    • 24 Apr 2016
    • Stratford Literary Festival, Stratford ArtsHouse, 14 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

    Paul Gambaccini was arrested in the dead of night in October 2013. Possessions confiscated, smeared in the press and rendered unemployable, Gambaccini was forced to pay tens of thousands of pounds in legal fees without an income. For a year he was repeatedly bailed and rebailed, often learning of new developments in his case from the media furore...

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  • APR 10

    Frederic Raphael at Oxford Literary Festival

    • 10 Apr 2016
    • Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

    Celebrated novelist and Oscar-winning screenwriter Frederic Raphael talks about his memoir, Going Up: To Cambridge and Beyond. Raphael talks about early life in Chicago, emigration to England when he was seven, education at Charterhouse and Cambridge and a glittering writing career that has taken in Hollywood and France. Cambridge has held a central...

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  • APR 09

    Frederic Raphael at Oxford Literary Festival

    • 9 Apr 2016
    • Divinity School, Bodleian Library

    Novelist and screenwriter Frederic Raphael talks to fellow writer David Pryce-Jones about two thousand years of persecution of the Jews and explains how the Jewish religion continues to thrive despite this history of violence. Raphael was born into a Jewish family, and a fight against anti-Semitism has been a consistent theme of his life and writing...

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