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Review: Joan Smith on How Domestic Violence Turns Men into Terrorists

Laura Gallagher reports on the recent Festival of Ideas event with Joan Smith, who spoke about the link between domestic violence and terrorism.

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Paul Mason: How Can We Preserve Our Humanity in an Age of Uncertainty?

Isaac Kneebone-Hopkins reviews our recent event with Paul Mason, who spoke about preserving our humanity in an age of uncertainty.

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Nicci Gerrard at the Festival of Ideas: What Dementia Teaches Us About Love

After her father's death from dementia, writer and campaigner Nicci Gerrard set out to explore the illness. Laura Hillier blogs about her event.

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Nicci Gerrard: What Can Dementia Teach Us About Love?

Kerrie Nicholson reviews our recent event with Nicci Gerrard, who spoke about dementia, language, identity and ageing.

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State of the City 2018

A transcript of the 2018 State of the City Address by Mayor Marvin Rees.

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Leta Hong Fincher: Betraying Big Brother

Laura Gallagher reviews our recent event with Leta Hong Fincher, who spoke about the rise of China’s feminist resistance.

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Are we approaching the end of liberal democracy?

In advance of our event with Eliane Glaser, Lewis Goodall and Matthew Goodwin, Hugh D Reynolds writes about populism and the future of liberal democracy.

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