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  • Mark Kermode

    Mark Kermode

    A Life of Musical Misadventures

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  • Robin Ince

    Robin Ince

    The comedian examines the human condition through the prism of humour

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  • Leta Hong Fincher

    Leta Hong Fincher

    Is a feminist movement the greatest threat to China's authoritarian regime today?

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  • Hadley Freeman

    Hadley Freeman

    Delivers the 2018 Philip French Lecture

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Les Hinton
Tue 25 September 2018
19:00 - 20:00
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Les Hinton

An Untidy Life in News

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Ed Vulliamy
Wed 26 September 2018
19:00 - 20:00
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Ed Vulliamy

When Words Fail: A Life with Music, War and Peace

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