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  • Shami Chakrabarti

    Shami Chakrabarti

    Our annual Coleridge Lecture series returns this April Read more >

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  • June Sarpong

    June Sarpong: Diversify

    The broadcaster argues the case for challenging social division and inspiring change Read more >

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    Nikesh Shukla

    The author and Observer columnist discusses his new novel The One Who Wrote Destiny Read more >

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Shami Chakrabarti
Tue 03 April 2018
19:00 - 20:00
Price: £8/ £6
Shami Chakrabarti

Of Women

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The Destruction of Memory
Tue 10 April 2018
18:00 - 20:00
Price: £10/ £8
The Destruction of Memory

Film screening and discussion

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