University Challenged

Mon 22 October 2012, 7pm

In a cross between “Question Time” and “University Challenge” a panel of academics…

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Culture Now: Steven Berkoff in conversation with Geoffrey Colman

Fri 26 October 2012, 1pm

As part of a series of Culture Now talks honouring mavericks in film and theatre, Geoffrey Colman joins Steven Berkoff for this lunchtime conversation.

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Michael Morpurgo in conversation with Maggie Fergusson: ‘The Spoils of War’

Mon 22 October 2012, 7pm-8.30pm

Michael Morpurgo talks about his belief that children’s writers should not be afraid to tackle pain and suffering as well as joy.

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Shrinking England: Will Self in conversation with Patrick Wright

Tue 23 October 2012, 8-9pm

Will Self will talk about England and its transforming presence in his recent writings.

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MEG 88 Lord Adonis: ‘Education, Education, Education’

Tue 23 October 2012, 6.30-8.30pm

This book describes Tony Blair’s quest to transform standards and opportunities in England’s schools, and his ambition to make English education truly world class.

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Arab-Israeli Book Review: “Over Here, Over There: Exploring Diaspora Identity”

Tue 23 October 2012, 7.30pm

A discussion on two exciting books which explore the complex relationship between the Diaspora and the Middle East…

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Death and Space

Tue 23 October 2012, 6.15 pm for a 6.30pm start

‘Death and the Contemporary’ is a series of site-specific events that will take place across the capital in October 2012. Panel discussions with…

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Transformations in the Middle East: The Arab Spring and Beyond

Wed 24 October 2012, 7.30pm-8.30pm

Change is afoot in the Middle East. This session looks at the visual representation and discourse of contemporary political activism in the Middle East.

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Al-Qa’ida Resurgent?

Wed 24 October 2012, 6-7.30pm

The forum will feature Abdel Bari Atwan talking about the subject of his new book After Bin Laden: Al-Qa’ida, The Next Generation, as basis for a broader discussion about Al-Qa’ida.

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TCCE in association with The British Academy Panel Debate: Where are all the women?

Wed 24 October 2012, 6-7.30pm, followed by a drinks reception

The issue of gender equality appears to be back in the spotlight. Or at least it appears to be…

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Museum of Brands – Branding James Bond

Wed 24 October 2012, 6pm-7.30pm

Join us at the Museum of Brands for our first evening lecture, considering the branding implications within film.  

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Wed 24 October 2012, 5.15 - 7pm

John Sturgeon spotlights some challenging explorations of forty-plus years of practice amid the exponential rise of electronic/digital media.

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Book as Artefact

Thu 25 October 2012, 6.30pm

An evening of discussion on the influence of digitalisation on the book.

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Philosophy Salon

Thu 25 October 2012, 7pm-8pm

Join us for a philosophical discussion on death, led by Dr Michael Takeo Magruder of King’s College London.

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Lunchtime Readings Series: Susanna Jones

Thu 25 October 2012, 1pm

Novelist and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, Susanna Jones, reads from her book When Nights Were Cold (2012).

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Opera Group Event

Thu 25 October 2012, 8-9pm

For this year Arts & Humanities Festival, The Opera Group has assembled a selection of  partnerships to present their findings of these workshops to a public audience.

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Macbeth, Montage and Machinima

Thu 25 October 2012, 3-5pm

A presentation of the game-authoring software Missionmaker and 3D animations using Moviestorm.

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Queer Pasts, Queer Futures: Film screening of Derek Jarman’s Edward II at Somerset House

Thu 25 October 2012, 6.00pm

Derek Jarman’s Edward II is a postmodern take on the life of the queer medieval monarch…

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Movers and Shakers – Should audiences at classical concerts respond to music by moving?

Fri 26 October 2012, 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Some audience members describe attending classical music concerts as a stifling and inhibiting…

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Antonioni and the Arts

Fri 26 October 2012, 2.30-7pm

Royal Holloway present a screening of two rarely seen shorts by Michelangelo Antonioni.

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Feminist Changes: Changing Feminisms

Fri 26 October 2012, 5pm-6.30pm

This informal panel discussion will include comedy, photography, personal stories, academic and policy research to talk about feminist changes, broadly conceived. 

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G.Hack presents: Women + Science = The Future

Sat 27 October 2012, 12 noon - 4.30pm

G.Hack present an open day of activities with a focus on encouraging people from all walks of life to get hands-on with technologies in fun and…

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‘Conrad’s Secrets: London and its Others’

Sat 27 October 2012, 12 noon for a 12.15pm start

“Conrad’s Secrets explores various secrets relevant to Conrad’s fiction – naval secrets, trade secrets, sexual secrets…

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