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    Frances Ryan: Crippled

    The journalist and broadcaster charts how austerity has threatened disability rights

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    Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff: Mother Country

    A collection of stories that celebrate the lives of the Windrush Children

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    Johnny Ball: Wonders Beyond Numbers

    A personal journey through Mathematics with the veteran TV presenter

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    David Nicholls: Sweet Sorrow

    Author of One Day, Starter for Ten and screenwriter of Patrick Melrose returns to Bristol

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Dina Nayeri
Tue 18 June 2019
19:00 - 20:00
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Dina Nayeri

What is it like to be a refugee?

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Nathan Filer credit Emily Parker
Wed 19 June 2019
19:00 - 20:00
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Nathan Filer

Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia

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