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Simon Schama & Simon Sebag Montefiore

Two Jews...

Event 354 Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion

The two historians from very different backgrounds reflect on their identities and their experiences of being Jewish.
Citizens - Simon Schama
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Mansoura Ez Eldin, Kamel Riahi and Youssef Rakha talk to Ariane Koek

Brave New Worlds

Event 356 Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Three of the extraordinary writers from Egypt and Tunisia who are part of the Beirut39 project discuss their work and their countries’ revolutions.

More about the authors: Mansoura Ez Eldin, Kamel Riahi and Youssef Rakha
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Rosamond McKitterick

Cambridge Series 17: History, Memory and Ideas About the Past

Event 357 Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre

The historian mines the cultural memory of the Dark Ages and shows how medieval ideas about the state echo down the ages.
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Julian Assange

WikiLeaks

Event 624 Venue: Sky Arts Studio

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Melvyn Bragg

The Book of Books: The Radical Impact of the King James Bible, 1611–2011

Event 358 Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion

This became the Bible of wars, of politics, of struggles for democracy and freedoms. It defined attitudes to modern science, education and sex.The Book of Books - Melvyn Bragg
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Amanda Foreman talks to Philip Bobbitt

A World on Fire

Event 359 Venue: Sky Arts Studio

The historian looks at the American civil war and the role of the Britons caught up on both sides of the conflict.
 
More by and about Amanda Foreman www.guardian.co.uk/profile/amanda-foreman
 
 
 
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Louis Begley talks to Philippe Sands

Wartime Lies

Event 360 Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

The novelist and screenwriter discusses his work, including About Schmidt and the Holocaust classic Wartime Lies.
 
More about Louis Begley www.louisbegley.com/bio.htm
 
 
 
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John Gray

The Immortalization Commission

Event 361 Venue: Oxfam Stage

The great and terrible implication of Darwin’s ideas was that natural selection made humans into animals like any other, doomed one day to disappear from the face of an uncaring Earth. The refusal to follow this logic and to insist instead on our immortality resulted in a series of experiments that carry on to the present day, some of which ravaged whole countries and some of which generated more private forms of pain.
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Tahmina Anam & Sonia Faleiro talk to Rosie Boycott

It’s All True

Event 362 Venue: Summer House

Beautiful Thing, one of the most original works of non-fiction from India in years, is a vivid and intimate portrait of one reporter’s journey into the dark, pulsating and ultimately damaged soul of Bombay.
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Yvette Cooper talks to Peter Florence

Event 612 Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre

The Shadow Home Secretary discusses her motivations and aspirations, her cultural life and the major political issues of the day.
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