• 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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  • NOV 15

    An evening with Peter Brookes

    • 15 Nov 2017
    • The News Building,

    Join us at the News Building on Thursday, November 15 for an evening with the award-winning Times cartoonist Peter Brookes. Since Peter started as political cartoonist for The Times in 1992, his work has depicted the world's leading stories and famous faces with his trademark colourful, insightful wit. Britain’s finest political cartoonist...

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  • NOV 14

    Pete May & Brian Williams in conversation.

    • 14 Nov 2017
    • East Ham Library

    Journalists and West Ham fans Pete May and Brian Williams invite you to a celebration (and lament) of the team’s final season at the Boleyn Ground and move to Stratford’s Olympic Stadium; as explored in their books Home from Home and Goodbye to Boleyn. This event is taking place as part of the Newham Word Festival. For listings of the full programme, please...

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  • NOV 09

    Former MP to give insight into Westminster at charity lunch

    • 9 Nov 2017
    • Deanswater Hotel

    Retired politician Sir Nicholas Winterton will be giving an insight into Westminster life at a charity lunch in Wilmslow next month. The former Conservative MP for Macclesfield is the guest speaker at the annual lunch and Christmas Fayre of the Wilmslow Support Group for East Cheshire Hospice at the Deanswater Hotel on Thursday, 9th November....

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  • NOV 08

    LGBT History Month: The Launch

    • 8 Nov 2017
    • Museum of Liverpool

    Come along for a night of entertainment and networking to mark the national launch of LGBT History Month. LGBT History Month is an annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the United Kingdom. The theme for LGBT History Month 2018 is Geography: Mapping the World. Speakers...

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