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    The Pastoral Novel

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    The Professor of Philosophy and Law and 2016 Reith Lecturer asks what identity means Read more >

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Next Events/

Gina Miller
Tue 04 September 2018
19:00 - 20:00
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Gina Miller

Rise: Life Lessons in Speaking Out, Standing Tall and Leading the Way

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Thu 06 September 2018
19:00 - 20:00
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David Bollier

Free, Fair and Alive: The Insurgent Power of the Commons

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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. Read more

Stephanie Flanders Talk, Festival of Economics 2017, Bristol

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