Truth is in the spotlight -- there’s much debate about how to find it and whether it still carries weight in our society. Media covering UK and US politics have lamented how truth is being sacrificed to minisformation, myth, spin or outright lies. During the US pre-election period, publishers from the Guardian to the New York Times to NPR pushed their...More info
As our membership of the EU draws to a close we ask: how has being in Europe changed us? Can we achieve a Brexit that reconciles young and old, north and south and town and country? Will Britain be looking forward to a golden future with opportunity for all? The Times Berlin Correspondent David Charter (What Has the EU Ever Done for Us?) and columnist Jenni...More info
What does a successful Brexit look like from across the Channel? For all the grandstanding and non-negotiable red lines, EU countries have differing priorities. Join The Times Deputy Editor Emma Tucker, Berlin Correspondent David Charter (What Has the EU Ever Done for Us?) and Diplomatic Correspondent Catherine Philp as they give an insider’s guide to the...More info
Harry Mount will be in conversation with Sir Anthony Seldon, a political biographer and commentator on British political leadership. He recently wrote the inside story of the Cameron premiership, with Peter Snowdon. Sunday 8th October 12.00pm – 1.00pm £10 Queen’s Hall Sponsored by Helme & Hallett Ltd...More info
A discussion on the Brexit campaign whether you were for, or against the decision to leave the European Union. Including many guest speaks offering their view on the way the election was handled, and the unlikely outcome.More info
Two men of God reflect on their amusing and challenging paths. Having been an agony uncle, prison chaplain and nightclub bouncer, Rabbi Jonathan draws on his wide life experience: attempted seductions, multiple murders, Machiavellian families, hijacked weddings, catastrophic funerals and more are revealed in Confessions of a Rabbi. A quiet Yorkshire...More info
Sue Elliott and co-author Steve Humphries will be talking about their new book, ‘Not Guilty’, written to accompany a Channel 4 documentary of the same title. Only fifty years ago, sex between men was a crime. The 1967 Sexual Offences Act changed that in part, but it was only the beginning of the long fight for equality in the eyes of the law, in society...More info
On the eve of the Chiswick Book Festival, we showcase the wealth of local talent that Chiswick has to offer. Each author has just two minutes to speak about their book, making this a fast-paced, fun and fascinating evening. Watch here for details of authors and updates.More info
Waterstones, 220-226 Chiswick High Road. Free admission.
Rebel with a Cause, just published, is Ann Clwyd’s remarkable story of battling for her principles, regardless of wounds inflicted on her political career. Despite having faced constant opposition over the course of her parliamentary career, Ann has always fought back fiercely and continues to do so to this day.More info
The Institute for Government is delighted to welcome Lord Owen and David Ludlow authors of the book British Foreign Policy After Brexit. The authors will discuss key themes from the book and will be in conversation with Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the audience. The Rt Hon Lord Owen...More info
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