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  • David Harvey at the LSE

    2nd April 2014

    The 17 Contradictions of Capitalism You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. Leading Marxist thinker Professor David Harvey unravels the contradictions at the heart of capitalism – its drive, for example, to accumulate capital beyond...


  • Charles Fernyhough at Cambridge Literary Festival

    4th April 2014

    Pieces of Light – The New Science of Memory Memory is an essential part of who we are. But what is a memory, and how do we remember? A new consensus is emerging among cognitive scientists: rather...


  • Ian Morris at the RSA

    10th April 2014, 1pm

    Ian Morris is Willard Professor of Classics, Professor of History and a fellow of the Archaeology Centre at Stanford University. This event will be chaired by Antony Beevor. 2014 is WW1 centenary year, and thousands...


  • Ian Morris at the LSE

    Thursday 10 April 2014, 6.30-8pm

    If you had been born 20,000 years ago, you would have faced a 1 in 10 or even 1 in 5 chance of dying violently. But in the century since 1914-despite its two world wars,...


  • Professor David Harvey at Bristol Festival of Ideas

    Friday 11th April 2014

    Few would deny that capitalism has been shaken by the financial crisis of 2008. David Harvey, the world’s leading Marxist thinker, unravels the paradoxes at the heart of capitalism, explores the hidden workings of capital,...


  • Ian Morris at Bristol Festival of Ideas

    11th April 2014

    War is one of the greatest human evils. It has ruined livelihoods, provoked unspeakable atrocities, left countless millions dead and caused economic chaos. However Ian Morris, Professor of History and best-selling author of Why the...


  • Margaret Macmillan Intelligence Squared event

    TUESDAY APRIL 15 2014

    Britain should not have fought in WW1 For some, the First World War was a vitally important crusade against Prussian militarism. Had we stayed out, they argue, the result would have been an oppressive German-dominated...


  • Gillian Darley talk about Vesuvius at the Royal Society

    Friday 25th April 2014

    Gillian Darley is a writer and broadcaster, and author of Vesuvius: the most famous volcano in the world. Commentaries on Vesuvius have, for some two thousand years, see-sawed between observers’ fascination with the phenomenon, as an...


  • Gavin Esler at the Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival

    Sat 26th April 2014

    The award-winning journalist and presenter draws upon his 30 years’ experience at the BBC to show how leaders in all fields, from politics to business, showbiz to sport, are masters at crafting stories – about themselves, their...


  • Francesca Simon at Brighton Festival

    22nd May 2014

    The lead children’s event of Brighton Festival 2014. Local children will be reading The Sleeping Army in advance, and the event is the culmination of a major campaign, where Francesca will read at the Theatre...



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