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Reformations

Tahmima Anam

Reformations 12: Borders

Event 282 Venue: Oxfam Moot

Tahmima Anam

In a time of international turbulence and insecurity; a time when the world is seeing migrations of people escaping from the immediate terrors of war and the disruptions of climate change; at a time of multiple and fluid identities, the novelist from Bangladesh interrogates the notion of national borders. Where do you draw the line? She re-imagines the walls and checkpoints as places of welcome and refuge. Anam is the author of A Golden Age, The Good Muslim and The Bones of Grace. Chaired by Oliver Balch.

Price: £7.30
 
 

Jerry Brotton

Reformations 14: Shakespeare

Event 345 Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

Jerry Brotton

The author of This Orient Isle asks how we understand Shakespeare in a global world when his language seems more remote than ever. Drawing on his recent involvement in international productions of Macbeth and Othello he explains how Shakespearean character and language is created through rehearsal and stage action. He concludes by arguing that schools should stop studying the plays as words on the page but instead rehearse and perform them however they can.  

Price: £7.30
 
 

Jonathan Godfrey

Reformations 15: Education

Event 359 Venue: Oxfam Moot

Jonathan Godfrey

Godfrey champions a radical vision, not only for the delivery through state and independent sector schooling, but for the very purpose of education in the UK.

Godfrey is one of the most highly regarded educationalists in Britain. He chairs England’s representative body for all sixth form colleges, the Council of the Sixth Form Colleges Association, and for 18 years has been Principal of Hereford Sixth Form College – the TES college of the year. Chaired by Peter Florence.

Price: £7.30
 
 

Jeanette Winterson

Reformations 23: Marriage

Event 455 Venue: Tata Tent

Jeanette Winterson

The charismatic novelist, who explores love and passion and freedom in her fiction, re-imagines the union of loving human beings.  Her books include Why Be Happy?, The Passion, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit and most recently The Gap of Time.

Price: £10.30