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    George Alagiah

    The BBC Broadcaster and journalist discusses his political thriller The Burning Ground

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    Susan Neiman

    The American philosopher on confronting the evils of the past and what we can learn

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    Slavoj Žižek

    A special event with one of the most famous philosophers in the world today

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Adam Scovell
Thu 22 August 2019
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £5/ £3
Novel Writers: Adam Scovell


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Gentleman Jack
Fri 30 August 2019
19:00 - 21:00
Fully Booked
Gentleman Jack & Extraordinary Women

Sally Wainwright, Anne Choma, O'Hooley & Tidow

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