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  • Sharlene Teo c. Amaal Said

    Novel Writers

    Our monthly debut novel event features the remarkable novel Ponti by Sharlene Teo.

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    Festival of Economics

    This year we discuss cities, transport, forecasting, what women are worth and much more

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  • Linda Yueh

    Linda Yueh: The Great Economists

    Can history’s greatest economists teach us how to handle Brexit and Trumpism?

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Next Events/

Yascha Mounk
Mon 22 October 2018
19:00 - 20:00
Price: £8/ £6
Brian Klaas and Yascha Mounk

The Future of Democracy

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Sharlene Teo c. Amaal Said
Thu 25 October 2018
18:30 - 20:00
Price: £5/ £3
Novel Writers: Sharlene Teo


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