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  • Emma Rice, Artistic Director of Wise Children

    Emma Rice: Wise Children

    One of the UK's most loved and distinctive theatre directors discusses her career and work

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  • Jo Dunkley

    Jo Dunkley: Our Universe

    The leading astrophysicist reveals discoveries and stories of pioneering astronomers

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  • Ece Temelkuran

    Ece Temelkuran

    Is democracy in serious decline? Is dictatorship on the rise? Could it happen here?

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Next Events/

Emma Rice, Artistic Director of Wise Children
Wed 30 January 2019
17:30 - 18:30
Free Admission
Emma Rice

Wise Children

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Jo Dunkley
Fri 01 February 2019
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £8/ £6
Jo Dunkley

Our Universe

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