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  • (FILE) Tim Farron Launches Bid For Lib Dem Leadership Day Four Of The Liberal Democrats Annual Party Conference

    A Guardian Live Event

    The Fight for Liberal Britain with Andrew Rawnsley, Tim Farron and Norman Lamb Read more >

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  • Sarah Leipciger

    Novel Writers

    This July we welcome Sarah Leipcigar to discuss her debut novel with Emylia Hall Read more >

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(FILE) Tim Farron Launches Bid For Lib Dem Leadership Day Four Of The Liberal Democrats Annual Party Conference
Thu 09 July 2015
19:00 - 20:30
Price: £5
The Fight for Liberal Britain

with Tim Farron and Norman Lamb

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Alvin Roth
Mon 13 July 2015
18:15 - 19:15
Free Admission
Alvin Roth

Who Gets What - And Why: The Hidden World of Matchmaking and Market Design

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What we do/

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.

Roberto Saviano 2015 event

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3 hours ago
Could this be a problem for Bristol/ West of England? Rolls-Royce important here. #economicsfest https://t.co/KGFasFNDue
3 hours ago
That was quick https://t.co/0TxuNSYzsA
3 hours ago
KPMG analysis shows raising minimum wage to living wage would benefit businesses as well as staff: http://t.co/nlxa8QfAcI #economicsfest
3 hours ago
Coming up 9 July: The Fight for Liberal Britain with Andrew Rawnsley, Norman Lamb, Tim Farron: Guardian Live event http://t.co/Khcc4N6dcb
4 hours ago
Yanis Varoufakis is leaving the Ministry of Finance today after referendum result: https://t.co/1jQ6CZtrk6
4 hours ago
Bike 'drive in' cinema at Withdrawn showing Jaws (film was not good news for sharks though awareness higher now): https://t.co/pE5tQDPW5f
13 hours ago
We agree. One of the finest TV series ever made. https://t.co/qg0DZpHZZK
13 hours ago
Three times more young homeless people in Britain than official government figures suggest http://t.co/6wd3MxDkKN
14 hours ago
More visitors to Withdrawn - our @ace_national Exceptional arts project https://t.co/9Z09Tk6TmT
14 hours ago
Osborne banks on cities to cure 'British disease' (£) http://t.co/z7kWSROSPD http://t.co/t0wkfQOliv
14 hours ago
Larry Elliott: Greece's vote edges it towards euro exit, but the odyssey is far from over. #economicsfest http://t.co/sTxvPDD7gm
14 hours ago
How humans made the Barbary lion extinct http://t.co/EFmA75ssU1
18 hours ago
We've recorded over 650 events and they're available on our Soundcloud channel https://t.co/x4TItY6vSw
18 hours ago
Top 10 books about the Mafia includes Robert Saviano's Gomorrah: http://t.co/VJbo90irSR
18 hours ago
Jane Fonda on need for action on climate change http://t.co/gjF1nTKylY http://t.co/IkCcFRjKTv
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