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29th April 2016
Children's literature in England emerges suddenly in the fifteenth century in the form of rhymes, sayings, stories, and practical books especially on good behaviour. Nicholas Orme will explain why this happened, and…
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19th March 2016
Kaye Umansky is a very successful, award winning writer for children, with her books ranging from picture books to novels. Her first novel, Pongwiffy, shot straight onto the bestseller list on publication. Kaye…
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19th March 2016
Join Simon Toyne, writer of thriller fiction, notably the Sanctus Trilogy and Solomon Creed series, who will be in conversation with Sandra Samwell, his former teacher, talking about his career and his books. …
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29th February 2016
Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literature in English at the University of Oxford, and a founding figure in the field of postcolonial literature. …
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5th February 2016
In his ground-breaking book The Health Gap, one of the world’s leading doctors and intellectuals, Professor Sir Michael Marmot, reveals the truth that social injustice is killing 200,000 people in the UK every year…
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15th January 2016
Mary Wollstonecraft is famous as the pioneering feminist who wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Women. But she was also an intrepid traveller, journeying to Scandinavia accompanied only by her maid and baby daughter.…
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4th December 2015
Acclaimed Historian, Alison Weir describes the life of The Lost Tudor Princess: Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox. …
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27th November 2015
What is education for? What kind of people does society need? Have we become a nation 'over schooled and under educated'? Tony Little, recently retired Headmaster of Eton, the world's most celebrated school, provides a…
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10th November 2015
Come and hear this eminent author talk about his latest exploits in his latest book Harry Mount’s Odyssey: Ancient Greece in the Footsteps of Odysseus. …
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2nd October 2015
Due to unforeseen circumstance this event has had to be cancelled.
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