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October 2016

Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes: the story of women in the 1950s

October 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
Virginia Nicholson, historian of women’s lives through the 20th century In her book Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes, Virginia Nicholson tells the story of women in the 1950s: a time before the pill, when divorce spelled scandal and two-piece swimsuit Find out more »

The Bitter Taste of Victory: life, love and artistic reconstruction in the ruins of the Reich, 1945-49

October 11, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
By the end of the Second World War, Germany was a nation of rubble: 7.5 million people were left homeless in an apocalyptic landscape of flattened cities and desolate wastelands. When Britain, America, Soviet Russia and France set about rebuilding th Find out more »

Documentary Making in a Dangerous World

October 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
Edward Watts is an award-winning documentary film-maker who has worked in some of the world’s most troubled hot-spots. He has taken his cameras into the seething favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the bizarre ‘Paradise’ mega-brothel in Stuttgart and th Find out more »

Guilty Thing: a life of Thomas de Quincey

October 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
Frances Wilson, biographer and literary critic Find out more »
November 2016

Blowing Hot and Cold: the strange story of the earth’s atmosphere

November 1, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
Professor Keith P Shine, Professor of Meteorology & Climate Science, University of Reading. Find out more »

The Future of British Broadcasting: making the good popular and the popular good

November 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
Alex Graham Find out more »

Genome Editing Animals and Humans: where to draw the line?

November 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United Kingdom
Robin Lovell-Badge Find out more »

The Self-fashioning of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia

November 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
Tim Blanning Find out more »

Abstract Expressionism: where it came from, what it is, where it went

November 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
David Anfam Find out more »
December 2016

Europe: where now?

December 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
Martyn Bond Find out more »

Growing old disgracefully

December 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
Virginia Ironside Find out more »
January 2017

What They Do With Your Money: how the financial system fails us and how to fix

January 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
David Pitt-Wilson Find out more »

Future Challenges for Palliative Care

January 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
Irene Higginson Find out more »

The United Nations: challenges for the new Secretary-General

January 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
John Holmes Find out more »

Social Class in the 21st Century

January 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
Mike Savage Find out more »
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