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There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

John Bryden & Lesley Riddoch

Checking Out the ‘Nordic Model’

Friday 18 August 10:00am - 11:00am

Petroleum activities have played a key role in the development of today’s welfare state in Norway. When the first production licences were awarded in the mid-1960s, hardly anyone realised what a huge impact the industry would have on the Norwegian...