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    Festival of Economics

    Online booking now open! Find out more about this autumn's events Read more >

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  • Ian McEwan

    Ian McEwan

    A special event with the celebrated author of Atonement and On Chesil Beach Read more >

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    Yuval Noah Harari

    The author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind looks into the future Read more >

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    Architecture Centre 20

    The Bristol800 Weekender celebrates the centre's 20th anniversary Read more >

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Next Events/

Ian McEwan
Sun 28 August 2016
15:00 - 16:00
Price: £10/ £8
Ian McEwan

Nutshell

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Yuval Harari credit Ramy Zinger
Fri 09 September 2016
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £10/ £8
Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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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.

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2 hours ago
'[H]uman nature will be transformed in the 21st century because intelligence is uncoupling from consciousness.' https://t.co/Ucjtp2yQB1
3 hours ago
'[Ultra-low interest rates are destroying the economics of wealth accumulation.' https://t.co/J3x5eSNW9a #economicsfest
9 hours ago
Full programme details for November #economicsfest here: https://t.co/N8anEErkQC https://t.co/dCIVytLWCa
9 hours ago
Yuval Harari's guide to surviving the modern age (4): https://t.co/CA2pNzE3nY. His Bristol event is 9 September. https://t.co/jsO95xFp2R
9 hours ago
RT @bo_novak: Yes! Well done Bristol! I'll be there... who else? https://t.co/ohX82e5eYs
14 hours ago
RT @clarered: .@nikeshshukla + friends are doing a @FestivalofIdeas event on The Good Immigrant on 23 Sep. You should come. https://t.co/gb…
14 hours ago
Yuval Noah Harari's Homo Deus is Guardian Book of the Day. He's in Bristol 9 September: https://t.co/qiPfyxKrFS https://t.co/kMFPMY4xKy
16 hours ago
Yuval Harari's guide to surviving the modern age (3): https://t.co/CA2pNzE3nY His Bristol event is 9 September. https://t.co/bzC8mx7Axa
17 hours ago
Martin Jacques on the death of neoliberalism, crisis in western politics and what might happen next: https://t.co/TaqiD0hQgU
18 hours ago
One of the great writers of the twentieth century. https://t.co/9cIS226zX4
18 hours ago
Follow @langston_poems for some great poetry each day from Langston Hughes. https://t.co/RRvzPoFTaz
18 hours ago
Writers try to save Langston Hughes' home 'from becoming another condo or coffeeshop.' https://t.co/PV4c9eIXVr
19 hours ago
Colin Marshall on Reyner Banham and Los Angeles is a fine read: https://t.co/T7MRvYknrS #futurecity17
19 hours ago
Burning Man's chief philosophic officer on '"radical self-reliance", conservative values' and change on the way. https://t.co/sKjmvQqcTy
20 hours ago
Congratulations to all at Watershed. You deserve to win. https://t.co/ZdT8KjB2l6
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