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Peter Hennessy Lecture: The Nature Of Memory: Talk

The renowned historian reflects on memory and its place in historical enquiry.

The British Library, London NW1

Tue 2 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0843 208 1144

Robert Lewellyn: Electric Cars Are Rubbish. Aren't They?

Best known for his work as a battery powered mechanoid (Kryten) in Red Dwarf, or a scruffy presenter of Scrapheap Challenge, Robert Llewellyn will argue that batteries and electric cars are the key to a very different future.

The Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre, Whitstable

Sat 29 Nov

£14; £12 adv (£10) / 01227 281174

Simon Yates

The climber describes some of the climbs he has made throughout his life.

Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan

Wed 3 Dec

£13.50 (£12) / 01239 621 200

Velvet Tongue: Halloween

Ernesto Sarezale's Erotic Literary Soiree is back for Halloween.

The Book Club, London EC2A

Sun 26 Oct

£5 (£3) / 020 7684 8618

War And Moral Stupidity: Lecture

Professor Kimberly Hutchings gives a feminist critique of the idea of war, including a call for a renewal of pacifism and non-violent politics developed in feminist opposition to the First World War.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Wed 12 Nov

New Theatre, East Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

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100 Essential Things You Didn't Know About Maths And The Arts: Lecture

Book launch supported by the publishers Bodley Head with a talk about mathematics and the arts. Refreshments are available.

Gresham College, London EC1N

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 020 7831 0575

1521: Steps In To Poetry: Course

Poetry sessions, including an introduction to new poetry, the chance to develop poetry writing skills, and the opportunity to learn how to present work on stage.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Mon 1 Dec

Foyer Spaces

£25 / 0844 875 0073

Mon 8 Dec

Foyer Spaces

£25 / 0844 875 0073

The 2014 Liberty Human Rights Awards: Talk

Human rights and civil liberties organisation Liberty celebrates the individuals and organisations that protect and promote freedom. Hosted by Sandi Toksvig with music from Billy Bragg.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Mon 1 Dec

Queen Elizabeth Hall

£10 (£5) / 0844 875 0073

The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 2

Christopher de Hamel looks at the Winchester Bible which is still in the cathedral where it was commissioned, doubtless by Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester 1129-71. This year the manuscript is being rebound in preparation for exhibition in New York and eventual installation in a new display gallery in Winchester…

The British Library, London NW1

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0843 208 1144

The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 3

Christopher de Hamel looks at the Lambeth Bible. One volume of the vast Lambeth Bible has been in the library of Lambeth Palace since its foundation in 1610. The long-lost second volume is owned by All Saints' Church in Maidstone and is on permanent display at the Maidstone Museum. Despite its fame and quality of…

The British Library, London NW1

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0843 208 1144

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20th Century Art Theft: Lecture

A lecture from Rosalind Whyte about the story of two paintings by JMW Turner which travelled from London to Frankfurt for an exhibition before being stolen. An eight-year battle to find them ensued, and resulted eventually in their return to public view at Tate Britain in 2003.

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London SE21

Tue 25 Nov

£12 (£10 inc a glass of wine) / 020 8693 5254

21 Revolutions: Exhibition of Writings

Glasgow Women's Library celebrates its 21st birthday by commissioning 21 women writers to make new work inspired by GWL’s library, archive and museum artefacts.

Dick Institute Museum and Art Gallery, Kilmarnock

Wed 26 Nov

Free tbc / 01563 554902

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Thu 27 Nov

Free tbc / 01563 554902

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Fri 28 Nov

Free tbc / 01563 554902

Part of Book Week Scotland.

21st Century Historical Fiction Seminar

The Open University/Institute of English Studies are running three free seminars on 21st century fiction at Senate House. We'll be hearing from writers and publishers about new directions in the genre. Open to all, free of charge, no need to book.

Senate House, London WC1E

Tue 18 Nov

Free / 020 7664 4859

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 020 7664 4859

25 Years After The End Of The Cold War: Its Legacy In A New World Order: Talk

Speakers Professor Beatrice Heuser, Dr Andrew Monaghan, and Professor Vladislav Zubok discuss how the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War have shaped the world today.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Mon 27 Oct

New Theatre, East Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

3rd Annual Floating LNG

The event will focus on current project updates and developments within the field.

Regents Park Marriott, London NW3

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£1499 / 020 7722 7711

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£1499 / 020 7722 7711

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50 Years Of Wexford: Talk

Literary talk with Ruth Rendell in conversation with Alison Joseph, chair of the Crime Writers' Association about her character, Chief Inspector Wexford, who features in 24 of Ruth Rendell's novels,

Bishopsgate Institute, London EC2M

Thu 30 Oct

£12 (£10) / 020 7392 9200

5×15 Five Speakers, Fifteen Minutes Each: Melvyn Bragg, Sophie Hannah And Joe Klein

The speakers tell of their lives, passions and inspirations, unscripted and for fifteen minutes only.

Tabernacle Arts Centre, London W11

Mon 17 Nov

£16.05–£26.75 / 020 7221 9700

Mon 1 Dec

£16.05–£26.75 / 020 7221 9700

South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Sat 13 Dec

£10 / 0118 960 6060

Accelerate Europe: The Geographical Imaginaries Of Accelerationism: Lecture

Dr Noys will critically explore the geographical imaginaries of Accelerationism.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 4 Dec

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

Access And Community Programmes Artistic Presentation: Talk

An opportunity to hear a talk from disabled artists and creative people at risk of exclusion from the art world sharing their practice in a warm and welcoming environment.

Royal Academy of Arts, London W1J

Fri 5 Dec

Free / 020 7300 8000

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Bar 1:22, Huddersfield

Tue 28 Oct

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

Action Hero: Hoke’s Bluff

Action Hero presents Hoke's Bluff, a show using high school storylines to find out what it means to be a winner. Suitable for all ages.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Tue 2 Dec

Great Hall

£12 (£10) / 01970 623 232

Brighton Dome

Sat 15 Nov

Corn Exchange

£14 (£12) / 01273 709709

Contact, Manchester

Fri 24 Oct

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

Sat 25 Oct

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

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Adele Pennington: Mountain Climber Extraordinaire!: Talk

Conversation with one of Britain's foremost women mountaineers including stories about her extraordinary experiences and her stunning photographs.

Otley Courthouse

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (£8) / 01943 467466

Adelia Prado And Thomas Lux: Poetry From The Americas

The poets read excerpts from their work.

Kings Place, London N1

Mon 10 Nov

St Pancras Room

£9.50 / 020 7520 1490

Adelia Prado & Thomas Lux - Poetry from the Americas

Poet in the City, in collaboration with The Poetry Trust, presents the debut London reading from two of the greatest poetic voices from Brazil and the USA.

Kings Place, London N1

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 020 7520 1490

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