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11A Union Gallery, The Mall, Bristol, BS1 3XD
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Cordelia Fine - Festival Of Ideas At Waterstones

Testosterone, so we’re told, is the very essence of masculinity, and biological sex is a fundamental force in our development. Not so, says psychologist Cordelia Fine, author of Delusions of Gender. She explains that sex doesn’t create male and female natures. She brings together evolutionary science, psychology…

Cordelia Fine - Festival of Ideas at Waterstones

Testosterone, so were told, is the very essence of masculinity, and biological sex is a fundamental force in our development. Not so, says psychologist Cordelia Fine, author of Delusions of Gender. She explains that sex doesnt create male and female natures.She brings together evolutionary science, psychology…

Wed 22 Mar

Edmund Gordon And Christopher Frayling - Festival Of Ideas At Waterstones

Angela Carter – who studied at the University of Bristol and lived in the city for nearly a decade – is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and beguiling writers of the last century. Her work stands out for its bawdiness and linguistic zest, its hospitality to the fantastic and the absurd and its…

Edmund Gordon and Christopher Frayling - Festival of Ideas at Waterstones

Angela Carter who studied at the University of Bristol and lived in the city for nearly a decade is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and beguiling writers of the last century. Her work stands out for its bawdiness and linguistic zest, its hospitality to the fantastic and the absurd and its extraordinary…

An Evening with Isaac Marion for The Burning World

A romance between a zombie boy and a human girl is bound to have its problems, but after battling against the odds and the undead, it seemed that Julie and R had earned their happy ending.But they soon must face a new enemy more terrifying than the walking corpses that still roam the wasted cities: a faceless and…

An Evening With Simon Sebag Montefiore - The Romanovs 1613-1918

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? Come and join us for an evening of Russian history with Simon Sebag Montefiore as we celebrate the…

Gill Hague & Nazand Begikhani - Festival Of Ideas At Waterstones

Violence against women is a widespread global problem, experienced by one in three of the world’s women (World Health Organisation). Gill Hague and Nazand Begikhani, from the pioneering Centre for Gender and Violence Research, explore how we can combat gender-based violence and transform women’s lives internationally…

Gill Hague & Nazand Begikhani - Festival of Ideas at Waterstones

Violence against women is a widespread global problem, experienced by one in three of the worlds women (World Health Organisation). Gill Hague and Nazand Begikhani, from the pioneering Centre for Gender and Violence Research, explore how we can combat gender-based violence and transform womens lives internationally…

Happy with Clive Oseman

Happy is the debut spoken word collectionby poet Clive Oseman, published by Bx3. It is typical of Clive's performance sets, with a mix of politics, social comment, the deeply personal, comedy, truth and fiction aiming to take the reader or listener from one extreme of emotion to the other in a seemingly random fashion to…

Irvine Welsh - Festival Of Ideas At Waterstones

Jim Francis has finally found the perfect life – and is now unrecognisable, even to himself. A successful painter and sculptor, he lives quietly with his wife, Melanie, and their two young daughters, in an affluent beach town in California. But Francis has a very dark past, with another identity and a very different…

Irvine Welsh - Festival of Ideas at Waterstones

Jim Francis has finally found the perfect life and is now unrecognisable, even to himself. A successful painter and sculptor, he lives quietly with his wife, Melanie, and their two young daughters, in an affluent beach town in California. But Francis has a very dark past, with another identity and a very different set of…

Lisa Feldman Barrett - Festival Of Ideas At Waterstones

What if everything you thought you knew about what you feel and why you feel it turned out to be completely wrong? For thousands of years, people have believed that individual emotions live in different parts of the brain or body. However, the rise of modern neuroscience has allowed us to test these claims and discover…

Lisa Feldman Barrett - Festival of Ideas at Waterstones

What if everything you thought you knew about what you feel and why you feel it turned out to be completely wrong? For thousands of years, people have believed that individual emotions live in different parts of the brain or body. However, the rise of modern neuroscience has allowed us to test these claims and discover…

Michael Rosen - Festival Of Ideas At Waterstones

It is the evening of 18 July 1898 and the world-renowned novelist Émile Zola is on the run. His crime? Taking on the highest powers in the land with his open letter ‘J’accuse’ and losing. Forced to leave Paris with nothing but the clothes he is standing in and a nightshirt wrapped in newspaper, Zola flees to England with…

Michael Rosen - Festival of Ideas at Waterstones

It is the evening of 18 July 1898 and the world-renowned novelist mile Zola is on the run. His crime? Taking on the highest powers in the land with his open letter Jaccuse and losing. Forced to leave Paris with nothing but the clothes he is standing in and a nightshirt wrapped in newspaper, Zola flees to England with no…

Neil Jordan - Festival Of Ideas At Waterstones

Neil Jordan, award-winning author, screenwriter and director, discusses his work, in particular his new novel Carnivalesque, a dark, modern fairy-tale reminiscent of the work of his former mentor, Angela Carter. This is an event in partnership with the Bristol Festival of Ideas. Further details: 01179252274

Neil Jordan - Festival of Ideas at Waterstones

Neil Jordan, award-winning author, screenwriter and director, discusses his work, in particular his new novel Carnivalesque, a dark, modern fairy-tale reminiscent of the work of his former mentor, Angela Carter.This is an event in partnership with the Bristol Festival of Ideas.

Tue 14 Mar

Rutger Bregman - Festival Of Ideas At Waterstones

What do democracy, the abolition of slavery and votes for women have in common? They were once viewed as unachievable utopian fantasies – only to be eventually accepted as basic common sense. Rutger Bregman, author of Utopia for Realists, argues that the real crisis of our times is not that we don’t have it good, or…

Rutger Bregman - Festival of Ideas at Waterstones

What do democracy, the abolition of slavery and votes for women have in common? They were once viewed as unachievable utopian fantasies only to be eventually accepted as basic common sense.Rutger Bregman, author of Utopia for Realists, argues that the real crisis of our times is not that we dont have it good, or even that…

Simon Ings - Festival Of Ideas At Waterstones

The Soviet Union’s sciences were the largest and best funded in history – and were at once the glory and laughing stock of the intellectual world. Simon Ings weaves together what happened when, early in the twentieth century, a handful of impoverished and underemployed graduates, professors and entrepreneurs…

Simon Ings - Festival of Ideas at Waterstones

The Soviet Unions sciences were the largest and best funded in history and were at once the glory and laughing stock of the intellectual world. Simon Ings weaves together what happened when, early in the twentieth century, a handful of impoverished and underemployed graduates, professors and entrepreneurs, collectors and…

Mon 24 Apr

South Of Forgiveness - Festival Of Ideas At Waterstones

Could you forgive the unforgivable? Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger were teenage sweethearts until Tom abused Thordis’ trust and raped her. Nine years of silence followed by eight years of exchanging hundreds of searingly honest emails led to the two meeting in South Africa to reconcile their past, face to face. South…

South of Forgiveness - Festival of Ideas at Waterstones

Could you forgive the unforgivable? Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger were teenage sweethearts until Tom abused Thordis trust and raped her.Nine years of silence followed by eight years of exchanging hundreds of searingly honest emails led to the two meeting in South Africa to reconcile their past, face to face.South of…

Tiffany Dufu - Festival Of Ideas At Waterstones

For women, a glass ceiling at work is not the only barrier to success – so is the emotional labour at home. Tiffany Dufu, author of Drop the Ball, urges women to embrace imperfection, to expect less of themselves and more from others – enabling them to flourish at work and develop deeper, more meaningful relationships…

Tiffany Dufu - Festival of Ideas at Waterstones

For women, a glass ceiling at work is not the only barrier to success so is the emotional labour at home.Tiffany Dufu, author of Drop the Ball,urges women to embrace imperfection, to expect less of themselves and more from others enabling them to flourish at work and develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at…

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