Consolation of Savage Satire
Thursday 17 August 10:30am - 11:30am
This year has left many of us reeling, speechless. Following Trump's election, Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson wrote Pussy, a comic fairy tale, while gripped by ‘a fury of disbelief’. The story tells of Prince Fracassus, an idle, illiterate,...
Black and British
Thursday 17 August 4:00pm - 5:00pm
In Black and British, award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga offers a revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa. Drawing on new research, original records and expert...
An Uncertain Economic Future?
Friday 18 August 10:30am - 11:30am
Is globalisation now a busted flush? Senior economic adviser at HSBC, Stephen D King certainly believes that it is no longer the inevitable force it once appeared and that the rise of nationalism, Trump and Brexit are signs that the public’s patience...
Friday 18 August 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Brave, intelligent and deeply personal, Where the Line is Drawn shows how the Israeli occupation affects every aspect of Palestinian daily life. Raja Shehadeh, Palestine's premier writer and essayist, winner of the 2008 Orwell Prize and founder of the...
ISIS and Us
Friday 18 August 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday 19 August 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Two of the most probing commentators on modern Turkey, novelist and essayist Kaya Genç and the political scientist and researcher on international defence and security Tahir Abbas, assess the political, economic and cultural future of Turkey. Now that...
Is Russia Lost to Us for Good?
Sunday 20 August 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Is the new Cold War-esque Russia actually the fault of a Western world which gloated when the Soviet Union collapsed? Peter Conradi, the Sunday Times foreign editor and co-author of The King’s Speech, argues that our basic misunderstanding of what...
The Evolution of Devolution
Monday 21 August 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Who Will Watch the Watchers?
Monday 21 August 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Monday 21 August 5:45pm - 6:45pm
The refugee crisis is the defining issue of our times, argues Alexander Betts, and we urgently need new approaches. In Refuge, he suggests a few: matching skills to need and special economic zones among them. Such rethinking, says Sarah Harper in How...