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Laura Bates
Tue 01 May 2018
19:00 - 20:00
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Laura Bates

The True Scale of Sexism

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Nick Pearce
Wed 02 May 2018
19:00 - 20:00
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Shadows of Empire

with Michael Kenny, Philip Murphy, Nick Pearce (pictured) and Sumita Mukherjee (chair)

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