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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.

Chris Renwick

The State of Welfare

Saturday 26 August 11:00am - 12:00pm

As has been the way for decades, the welfare state is under attack as people continue to question exactly who and what it's built for. Senior Lecturer in Modern History at York University, Chris Renwick, takes us from the British system's beginnings as...

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