• 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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  • APR 09

    John Plender at Chichester Speakers Festival

    • 9 Apr 2016
    • St Pauls Church

    In the West, capitalism has lifted millions out of poverty. The trail blazed by Japan is being followed by other emerging market countries across the globe, creating prosperity on a breath-taking scale.  Yet capitalism is unloved and voices compete to point out that the system allows powerful elites to grab an ever larger share of the collective wealth...

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  • MAR 20

    Joyce Gould at Milim Leeds Jewish Literary Festival

    • 20 Mar 2016
    • Sinai Synagogue, Roman Avenue, Leeds

    A talk by Joyce Gould, Baroness Gould of Potternewton and author of The Witchfinder General. Joyce Gould, Baroness Gould of Potternewton, will be talking about her book, her life in politics and beyond. Born and bred in Chapeltown and Harehills she has had a long career in the Labour Party and was created a Life Peer in 1993. She has been involved...

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