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Sun 30 April 2017
14:15 - 17:00
Price: £6.50/ £4.50
Human (2015)

Film screening and discussion

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Gareth Stedman Jones
Wed 03 May 2017
18:30 - 19:30
Free Admission
Gareth Stedman Jones

Coleridge Lectures 2017: Rediscovering the Nineteenth Century Marx

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Nixon was smart, ambitious, visionary on China, 'but also skinless, both driven and utterly undone by self-doubt.'
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Gareth Stedman Jones 'has written the definitive biography of Marx for our time.' Stedman Jones in Bristol 3 May
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'Like virtually everything else in the Trump era, poetry has gotten sharply political these days.'
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New Statesman on the West of England mayoral candidates:
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Coming up 28 May: Reds - Warren Beatty on the Russian revolution.
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'There is no better guide to Marx than Gareth Stedman Jones': Our event 3 May (free):
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Essential reading from @RichardvReeves (his Mill biography is very good too).
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RT @tomlawton: I just booked to see Kate Raworth talk about Doughnut Economics at Bristol Festival of Ideas on 23rd May…
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'[W]hat matters most is that Britain’s cities can find a new political potency to rival not each other but London.'
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More trust and accountability; cities have voice in Brexit; better able to reduce splits between people and places:
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RT @sarahditum: Talk on history of emotion by @drrachelhewitt at @FestivalofIdeas just revelatory. So so so excited for the book to come ou…
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Congratulations to John Bew. He talks Clement Attlee and the Labour Party 1 June:
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Alec Ross - who spoke in Bristol on industries of the future (a brilliant book) is running for governor of Maryland.
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