Events

14 Nov 2019 – 13.00 - 14.00
The RSA
Women Vs Capitalism, with Vicky Pryce

A timely look at an uncomfortable truth – we will not achieve pay equality for women without radical changes to contemporary capitalism.

20 Nov 2019 – 20:00 – 21:30
Bristol Festival of Economics
Fact and Fiction in Economics: The Role of Media and Social Media w/ Vicky Pryce

Nine out of ten economists were opposed to Brexit. Economists support inheritance tax but opinion polls show most people think it is an unfair tax. Most people get their economics from the media, and increasingly from social media, where technical debates become highly polarised. How should economists try to communicate?

29 Nov 2019 – 10:30 - 11:45
Chichester Speakers Festival
John Hemming: People of the Rainforest

In 1945 three young brothers joined Brazil’s first government-sponsored expedition to cut into its Amazonian rainforests, and were soon leading the tough two-year exploration. This, and a series of later expeditions into unknown terrain, made them the most famous explorers in South America of their day.

30 Nov 2019 – 11.00
Books on Tyne Festival
The Northumbrians, with Dan Jackson

Dan will be talking about his new book, a stirring account of the Northumbrians and their astonishing contribution to British and global history. Dan is author of Popular Opposition to Irish Home Rule in Edwardian Britain and he has written for the New Statesman and appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? £3

30 Nov 2019 – 9.45 - 11.00
Chichester Speakers Festival
Vicky Pryce: Women vs Capitalism

The free market as we know it cannot produce gender equality. This is the bold but authoritative argument of Vicky Pryce, the government’s former economics chief.

7 Dec 2019 – 10:30
Sage Gateshead
Dan Jackson & David Olusoga: A City Through Time

Join British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and festival ambassador David Olusoga as he gives the opening keynote of the weekend and talks to author Dan Jackson about the deep roots of Northumbrian culture – a region that has made incredible contributions to British and global history, and that find itself finds caught between an indifferent south and an increasingly confident Scotland.

15 Jan 2020 – 19.30
Spiro Ark
Jerusalem on the Amstel, with Lipika Pelham

The story of the Iberian New Christians-turned-Jews settling in Amsterdam carries a timely relevance in the modern world where in recent decades a great many people have been displaced from former Yugoslavia to Afghanistan to Syria to Iraq to Libya to sub-Saharan Africa. The author Lipika Pelham and professor Ben Kaplan will discuss in this context, the idea of tolerance, and whether or not it can be achieved by law.