Saturday 10 August 17:45 - 18:45
The publishing world is finally waking up to the barriers that have prevented working class voices from being heard in books. Kit de Waal grew up in Birmingham’s Irish community and she has successfully broken into the mainstream with two highly...
Providing aid to those in need
Saturday 10 August 19:30 - 21:00
In the Margins
Saturday 10 August 20:30 - 21:30
Chris McQueer’s short, side-splitting stories keep coming in HWFG, the follow-up to debut Hings. Nurtured in Scotland’s spoken word scene and described as ‘Charlie Brooker on Buckfast’, his stories illuminate lives on the margins. Novelist Russ...
Business of Corporations
Tuesday 13 August 14:00 - 15:00
A University of Oxford business professor, Colin Mayer is well placed to understand trends and he senses a shift towards businesses serving societies more. Paul Collier, a professor of economics and public policy, who has recently received a knighthood...
The future of capitalism
Tuesday 13 August 17:00 - 18:30
Join this in-depth 90-minute session for an insightful discussion about the prevailing global economic system with two of the world’s foremost economics experts. Paul Collier, Oxford University professor of economics and author of The Future of...
Personal Choice, Political Change
Tuesday 13 August 19:30 - 21:00
The understanding and expression of gender identities is reshaping 21st century society, creating new communities and new points of conflict. So what does modern equality look like? Join the debate with Elizabeth Paton, New York Times European styles...
Capitalism and Our Political Crisis
Wednesday 14 August 17:00 - 18:00
What caused the current crisis of trust in politics? For leading economist Branko Milanovic, the issues go beyond the financial crash of 2008 to the neoliberal revolutions of the 1980s. In his new book Capitalism, Alone, he charts the rise of an...
Making Sense of Tech Futures
Wednesday 14 August 19:30 - 21:00
With companies and governments gaining new powers to follow people online, the costs are becoming clearer. Now The New York Times is embarking on The Privacy Project for a deeper understanding of a world without personal boundaries. The New York Times...
Politics in the digital realm
Thursday 15 August 14:00 - 15:00
The landscape of global politics is never stable; yet in the digital age, uncertainty about the direction it will take is rich fodder for debate. Join director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power, Martin Moore, with his book...
The country files
Thursday 15 August 16:00 - 17:00
Could you abandon the online world and get back to nature for good? Mark Boyle, founder of the online Freeconomy community and author of The Way Home, tried leaving behind his car, phone and electricity to build a new life with his bare hands. Also a...