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Hannah Gavron
Wed 25 November 2015
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £7/ £6
Jeremy Gavron

A Woman on the Edge of Time

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Elizabeth Hadly LA Cicero
Wed 25 November 2015
18:30 - 19:30
Free Admission
Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly

End Game: Tipping Point for Planet Earth?

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The Bristol Festival of Ideas aims to stimulate people’s minds and passions with an inspiring programme of discussion and debate throughout the year.

Established in 2004, the Bristol Festival of Ideas emerged out of Bristol’s bid to be Capital of Culture in 2008.

We wanted more debate in the city. We also wanted to celebrate the work of great writers, commentators and thinkers in and outside the city.

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7 hours ago
Osborne finds billions to help workers on to housing ladder #futurecity15
7 hours ago
RT @bo_novak: All feminists under 30 speaking at this @FestivalofIdeas event in Bristol. TONIGHT! #icallmyselfafeminist…
10 hours ago
Festival of the Future City 17-20 November had over 7200 participants with 85% capacity for events #futurecity15
10 hours ago
Einstein’s Theory of Relativity 100 years on.
10 hours ago
Something for discussion tonight at our event: tipping point for planet earth (free)
10 hours ago
Tonight 25 November @wshed: Jeremy Gavron on his memoir and then I Call Myself a Feminist:
11 hours ago
Tonight 25 November: Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly - End Game: Tipping Point for Planet Earth? Free.
15 hours ago
RT @rajesh99Aha: Congratulations to everyone at #futurecity15 for an illuminating event culminating in the vision of Bristol in 2065!
20 hours ago
Dan Ariely signing books tonight - big crowd in for this one #economicsfest
20 hours ago
Here's photograph from launch of #futurecity15 last week:
20 hours ago
Why valuing nature is important for nature - Dieter Helm on natural capital #futurecity15
20 hours ago
Dan Ariely tonight shows how to deliver a lecture to 350 people, keeping them engaged, and involving them throughout.
21 hours ago
RT @ASC_Ideas: Great talk tonight from @danariely @FestivalofIdeas Everything from dishonesty to employee motivation in 45 mins.
22 hours ago
RT @motioninsocial: Excellent talk by @danariely at Bristol @FestivalofIdeas - the way research should be presented #Inspiration
24 hours ago
More Festival of the Future City photos by are now on Flickr.
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