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Caroline Lucas

16th November, 2pm

At a time of ecological and political crises, both nationally and globally, Caroline Lucas discusses the challenges that face us and the possible...

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Anthony Seldon & Isabel Hardman

16th November, 3:30pm

In politics they say timing is everything. Anthony Seldon and Isabel Hardman explore the role of leadership and those leaders’ ability...

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Carrie Gracie

16th November, 6pm

Carrie Gracie was part of a high-profile-group of BBC women who challenged the national broadcaster over equal pay after enforced disclosures...

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Elif Shafak

16th November, 8pm

"In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore....

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Paul Mason

17th November, 2pm

"Our True Nationality is Mankind" H G WellsGlobalisation, Nationalism & Migration - FuturesHave capitalism and technology stripped us of our...

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Rabbi Baroness Neuberger DBE

17th November, 4pm

"Our True Nationality is Mankind" H G WellsGlobalisation, Nationalism & Migration - FuturesThere has been a disturbing rise in antisemitism...

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Lindsey Hilsum

17th November, 6pm

WELLS SAID:"I would rather be called a journalist than an artist."With journalists across the world under threat today and with the very centralities...

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Nick Fraser

19th November, 6pm

Documentary films are the rock and roll of our times. Why are they made? Who are in the tribe of documentary film-makers? Do their films really...

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Charles Moore

20th November, 6pm

How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we live now? How...

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Nicholas Crane

20th November, 8pm

"We all have a world view. It is one of the things that makes us human. Wherever we come from, whoever we are, we all have to engage with...

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Dementia & Future Care with Nicci Gerrard and Sara Imarisio

21st November, 8pm

After her own father's death from dementia, the writer and campaigner Nicci Gerrard set out to explore the illness that now touches millions...

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Gavin Esler

22nd November, 6pm

Gavin Esler is an award winning television and radio broadcaster, writer and journalist. His latest book, 'Brexit Without the Bullshit', examines...

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Story Machine Productions Presents: Kerry Hudson & Sam Ruddock - Writing Your Life Workshop

23rd November, 11am

Every narrative has power and yours deserves to be heard. Join bestselling author Kerry Hudson and publisher and producer Sam Ruddock to explore...

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Helen Czerski: The Future of the Planet

23rd November, 2pm

As part of the festival’s Climate Change & Environment theme, and based on the H G Wells quote "adapt or perish, now as ever, in nature’s...

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Tim Waterstone

23rd November, 4pm

Tim Waterstone is one of Britain’s most successful businessmen, having built the Waterstones empire that started with one shop in 1982....

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Lemn Sissay

23rd November, 8pm

"Our True Nationality is Mankind" H.G WellsGlobalisation, Nationalism & Migration - FuturesAt the age of seventeen, after a childhood of being...

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John Browne

24th November, 12pm

Inspired by the quote: "Our True Nationality is Mankind" H G WellsPart of the Globalisation, Nationalism & Migration – Futures strand of...

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Dorian Lynskey

24th November, 2pm

George Orwell's last novel has become one of the iconic narratives of the modern world. Its ideas have become part of the language - from...

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Gaia Vince & Fred Pearce

24th November, 4pm

The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.6 billion-year history....

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Steve Jones

24th November, 6pm

Our sun drives the weather, forms the landscape, feeds and fuels – but sometimes destroys – the creatures that live upon it, controls...

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