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Mon 20 November 2017
19:00 - 20:00
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Kamila Shamsie Meets Ali Smith

Classic Tales and Modern Myths

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Thu 23 November 2017
18:30 - 20:00
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Novel Writers: Megan Hunter

The End We Start From

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RT @DurieJames: Many congrats to the .@FestivalofIdeas team on a hugely successful Bristol #economicsfest with speakers incl #gordonbrown &…
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@Shakey900 Most will be. Unfortunately, recording failed Wednesday night. Rest here:
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#economicsfest and @triodosuk make it into the Sunday Times:
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RT @PrincetonUPress: Another successful #economicsfest. Proud to be one of the sponsors. Congrats to participating @PrincetonUPress author…
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RT @NYTArchives: President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg address 154 years ago today.
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Honoured to have FOI run in association with the Observer and such brilliant journalists as Carole Cadwalladr:
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Another Economics festival over. With this - and Festival of the Future City a month ago - we’ll have had 300 spea…
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Jonathan Powell on Gordon Brown worth reading in context of our recent event:
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RT @RSAMatthew: A fuller explication of some of the themes I spoke about at the @FestivalofIdeas yesterday Deep Mind – deep reform - RSA ht…
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2017 Festival of Economics ends by looking at the future. Thanks to @DianeCoyle1859 for another wonderful programme…
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Sunday Times says Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie is 'brave and brilliant. See her with Ali Smith 20 November
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RT @wshed: Our Brunch at 12:00 tomorrow is Elio Petri's Oscar-winning Italian thriller Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion https://t…
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Danny Finkelstein is not convinced by Gordon Brown’s memoirs
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RT @helenmwilde: Wonderful final session of @FestivalofIdeas #economicsfest brilliantly curated by @DianeCoyle1859 Well done Andrew, Chloe…
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