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The Inaugural Andrew Gibson Memorial Lecture

Librarian John Killen presents a lecture on Andrew Gibson, a great collector of Ulster-Scots and Burns' literature who's collection has been in the library since the last decades of the 19th century.

The Linen Hall Library, Belfast

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Free / 028 9032 1707

RARA: Rhyme And Real Ale

Come along to a relaxed open mic event and read and listen to poetry.

Mackintosh Sports & Social Club, Cardiff

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 029 2049 4697

Mon 19 Jan 2015

Free / 029 2049 4697

Design Culture Salon 15: How Does Design Address Immobility In Our Society?: Panel Discussion

Bodies of the disabled, ill and elderly are difficult to find in design history, while contemporary design engages in idealised forms of engineering the urban mobile citizen. Can the enabling capacities of design be improved? A discussion chaired by Rob Imrie, Prof of Sociology, Goldsmiths, London.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Fri 13 Mar 2015

The Clore Centre: Room 55

Free / 020 7942 2000

What Is Rationality, Anyway?: Lecture

Dr Peter Dennis discusses the concept of what rationality represents in order to understand appeals to such a state in every area of life.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 13 Jan 2015

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

After Snowden: Panel Discussion

Prof Ronald J Diebert, Dr Gus Hossein, Prof Sir David Omand and Prof Ronald W Pruessen consider the implication of surveillance, big data, malware and hacking for individuals and societies.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Old Theatre, Old Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

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Better Growth, Better Climate: Cities And The New Climate Economy: Panel Discussion

This event, chaired by Fran Tonkiss, is structured around the results of LSE research for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. The speakers are Graham Floater and Philipp Rode; Dimitri Zenghelis responds.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Free / 020 7955 6043

Defending Human Rights In Russia: Panel Discussion

Prof Margot Light chairs a discussion on the many repressive laws introduced in Russia over the past two years. The speakers are Pavel Chikov, Dmitri Makarov and Roman Udot. Dr Mary McAuley is the Respondent.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

An Evening With the Bletchley Girls and Tessa Dunlop

Historian and well-known presenter Tessa Dunlop talks to women who worked at Bletchley during the Second World War.

Waterstones, London W1J

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 020 7851 2400

Extradition And The Erosion Of Human Rights: Panel Discussion

Prof Susan Marks chairs a discussion about the safeguards, or lack of them, in current UK-US extradition procedures. The speakers are human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce, Prof Saskia Sassen and Prof Jeanne Theoharis.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Wed 28 Jan 2015

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

In Focus: Exploring Liberation And Photography: Panel Discussion

This discussion forms part of the LSE Students' Union project Liberation Through The Lens which examines photography as a tool for change. The speakers are Matt Daw, Prof Tamar Garb, Carolina Gottardo and Mark Sealy.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 20 Jan 2015

The Venue, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Free / 020 7955 6043

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Is The Brain A Predictive Machine?: Discussion

An informed discussion which asks, is the world you are experiencing a mere forecast created by your brain?

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Free / 020 7955 6043

Open Mic Night

A chance to showcase skills in an open mic evening.

The Exchange, Sturminster Newton

Mon 26 Jan 2015

Bow Room

Free / 01258 475137

Spiritual Cafe

Discussion of topical and thought provoking spiritual issues.

The Gate, Cardiff

Tue 13 Jan 2015

The Gate Cafe Bar

Free, donations welcome / 029 2048 3344

The Cold War And The Culture Of Secrecy: Lecture

Speaker Professor Matthew Connelly and chair Professor Michael Cox discuss how official secrecy in the US during the Cold War altered the culture of government and served many hidden agendas.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 13 Jan 2015

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Free / 020 7955 6043

Talking Poetry

Explore poetry through recordings on vinyl, audiotape, CD, DVD and downloads from some of the great poetic voices, from Sylvia Plath to The Last Poets, Dylan Thomas to Carol Ann Duffy.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Free, Booking required / 0151 702 5324

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Free, Booking required / 0151 702 5324

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Tom Dale In Conversation With Brian Dillon

Artist Dale and writer Dillon talk about the works and ideas on show in the Terminal Blue exhibition.

John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Free, ticketed / 023 8059 2158

Berber Government: The Kabyle Polity In Pre-Colonial Algeria: Lecture

Professor Hugh Roberts discusses the role of the Kabyles in Algerian political life, the focus of his book Berber Government: The Kabyle Polity In Pre-colonial Algeria.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Mon 12 Jan 2015

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

Curator's Introduction To Germany: Memories Of A Nation: Lecture

Curator Barrie Cook presents an illustrated talk relating to the exhibition.

British Museum, London WC1B

Thu 22 Jan 2015

BP Lecture Theatre

Free, ticketed / 020 7323 8181

Golden Hare Book Group

Get your book on with some fellow bibliophiles at this monthly book group.

Golden Hare, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0131 629 1396

The Minimum Wage In The UK And Beyond: Lecture

Professor Alan Manning looks at proposals to boost the UK's National Minimum Wage, which was voted the most successful government policy of the last 30 years, and how evidence can be used to evaluate these ideas.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 26 Feb 2015

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Free / 020 7955 6043

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Peter May: Runaway

Peter May discusses his latest standalone novel, Runaway.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 242 8100

Quiet Open Mic

This calmer alternative to our late night Open Mic opportunities has proved very popular over the last few years. For all those lovers of a quieter ambience, come along to Zest Juicing and Coffee Bar with your own poems to read or just sit back with a good coffee to listen and enjoy a cornucopia of voices.

Zest, St Andrews

Fri 6 Mar 2015

Free

Presented in partnership with Zest Juicing and Coffee Bar Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

20th-Century Collectors And Modern Decorative Arts: Talk

A gallery talk by Helen Ritchie of the British Museum.

British Museum, London WC1B

Fri 13 Feb 2015

Room 2

Free / 020 7323 8181

Adult Reading Group

Why not come along and join in with this informal and friendly group where we read and discuss a lively mix of books? A reading group is a great way of sharing the love of reading and inspiring you to try something different.

Bacup Library

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 01706 873 324

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 01706 873 324

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Free / 01706 873 324

…and 8 more dates until 2 Nov 2015

Afternoon Poems: Food Poetry

A sensuous feast of words with poetry exploring food with the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors.

Keats House, London NW3

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free, plus admission £5.50, child free, concs £3.50 / 020 7332 3868

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