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Sarah LeFanu
Thu 20 February 2020
19:00 - 20:00
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Sarah LeFanu

Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

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Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Tue 25 February 2020
19:30 - 21:00
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Emma Geen, Cheryl Morgan, Emma Newman and Liz Williams

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