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Next Events/

Tue 05 September 2017
18:30 - 19:30
Fully Booked
Robert Webb

How Not to be a Boy

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Wed 13 September 2017
19:00 - 20:00
Free Admission
Frank Close

Bristol Cream: Fame and Infamy at the Heart of the Atom

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32 mins ago
Currently reading @GeorgeProchnik new book. It's superb (as is his book on Stefan Zweig)
16 hours ago
Extract from Robert Webb's How Not To Be a Boy - which he'll talk about 5 September (currently fully booked).
18 hours ago
RT @manwithbooks: 'stupid and pointless fable in which the animals take over a farm and run it'
21 hours ago
This - by @FranklinFoer - is excellent.
1 day ago
Picked up recently. From 1962 - good reading for our Festival of the Future City #futurecity17.
1 day ago
Here's CUP on the requests from China to block some articles:
1 day ago
Karl Ove Knausgaard on the books he reads, has read, likes, dislikes, ideal dinner party and more.
1 day ago
Roxane Gay: 'I have a voice and I am going to use it, as loudly as I can.'
1 day ago
Don't miss this. Show of Strength do excellent walks around Bristol and Bath:
1 day ago
Fine obituary of great comedian and civil rights activist, Dick Gregory:
1 day ago
'After Charlottesville, President Trump faced an easy test, and failed.'
1 day ago
CUP complies 'with a Chinese request to block more than 300 articles from leading China studies journal'
2 days ago
RT @U_Communities: Programme for @FestivalofIdeas Future Cities looks good #futurecity17
2 days ago
How different would cities be if women built them? 19 Oct: #futurecity17
2 days ago
How do we encourage citizens to become healthier? Simon Stevens and Pritpal Tamber discuss. 20 Oct: #futurecity17
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