A delightfully eclectic selection of astute insight and observation from the 35 commonplace books the journalist has kept over 27 years. Proceeds from the event and the book will go towards the Laurie Engel Fund that is raising money with the Teenage Cancer Trust to support the appropriate care of teenage cancer patients.
The author of the Noughts and Crosses series and Dangerous Realities, introduces her Unheard Voices: An Anthology of Stories and Poems to Commemorate the Bicentenary Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade.
Compared to the rabbit, for whom
a single act of coitus has a 90% chance of creating a litter of up to
12 kittens, humans are very infertile animals. Here in the UK the
average chance of conception is about 18% per month. The fertility
expert examines the human condition.
The award-winning and spectacularly controversial drama imagines the assassination of George Bush. The creators talk about verité and mockumentary style, narrative ethics and the wrath of the Republican Party. Chaired by Peter Florence.
The Professor of National Security asks: why do people go to war? Is it rooted in human nature or is it a late cultural invention? How does war relate to the other fundamental developments in the history of human civilization?