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Yuval Harari credit Ramy Zinger
Fri 09 September 2016
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £10/ £8
Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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Luke Dormehl
Thu 15 September 2016
19:00 - 20:00
Price: £6/ £4
Luke Dormehl

Thinking Machines

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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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8 mins ago
Just seen Midnight Special. This and Stranger Things make 2016 an excellent year for serious science fiction.
14 mins ago
'This century will be about changing the world inside us – making new entities with new kinds of brains.'
20 mins ago
That should be Fronkensteen of course. Wonderful actor.
25 mins ago
We should also remember that Gene Wilder is one of the alumni of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Wonderful actor.
28 mins ago
Sorry to hear of the death of Gene Wilder. Recently we were celebrating his role in Young Frankenstein.
4 hours ago
Interesting points from yesterday's Ian McEwan event from @bo_novak:
5 hours ago
John Naughton on Yuval Noah Harari: Harari in Bristol 9 September. Book here:
7 hours ago
Tim Harford in #economicsfest 18 November
7 hours ago
Eimear McBride: her new novel, 'life as an exile, trying to write good sex...[and] James Joyce' Bristol event soon.
11 hours ago
RT @Kamalamani: Fab hour listening to Ian McEwan yesterday on his new novel, identity, BREXIT, pessimism & solutions, & imagination @Festiv…
12 hours ago
New York Times praises Mark Greif's Against Everything. Author in Bristol in October.
12 hours ago
How LBJ got things done and why some of this legislation is part of today's battle between Clinton and Trump.
12 hours ago
This is good news and the usual great quotes from one of America's finest writers.
13 hours ago
Bristol's Big Housing Conversation is on 7 September. Book here:
15 hours ago
Yuval Harari's guide to surviving the modern age (7): His Bristol event is 9 September.
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