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Events on Thursday 21 March 2013

Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris Interviewed by Paul Blezard

Peaches for Monsieur Le Curé

10:00am | Thursday 21 March 2013 Fiction
Mark Rowlands

Mark Rowlands

Running with the Pack: On Meaning and Mortality

10:00am | Thursday 21 March 2013 Philosophy
Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams, Susan Skedd , Lawrence Goldman and David Hey

Researching Local And Family History

10:00am | Thursday 21 March 2013 History
Rupert Thomson

Rupert Thomson Interviewed by Ross King

Secrecy

10:00am | Thursday 21 March 2013 Fiction
Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts

Can Science Fiction Turn into Science Fact

10:00am | Thursday 21 March 2013 Fiction
A Guided Coffee-Tasting with The East India Company

A Guided Coffee-Tasting with The East India Company

The Story of Coffee

11:00am | Thursday 21 March 2013 Food and Drink
Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis

The Expedition: First Human-powered Circumavigation of Earth

12:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Exploration, Travel & Travel History
Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell Interviewed by Peter Kemp

The Child’s Child by Barbara Vine

12:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Crime Fiction
Dieter Helm

Dieter Helm Interviewed by Tony White

The Carbon Crunch: How We’re Getting Climate Change Wrong

12:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Contemporary Society
Javier Marias

Javier Marias Interviewed by Kevin Jackson

The Infatuations

12:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Fiction
Richard Davenport-Hines

Richard Davenport-Hines

An English Affair: Sex Class and Power in the Age of Profumo

12:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Biography & Memoir
Paul Murdin

Paul Murdin

Are We Being Watched? Search for Life in Cosmos

12:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Science
Klaus Dodds

Klaus Dodds

The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

1:15pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Very Short Introductions
A Guided Chocolate-Tasting with The East India Company

A Guided Chocolate-Tasting with The East India Company

Beans of Paradise

2:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Food and Drink
Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, Clare Mulley and Chris Morgan Jones Chaired by Mark Huband

The Spying Game: Reality and Fiction

2:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Current Affairs
Pauline Stainer

Pauline Stainer Interviewed by Jem Poster

Conversations with Poets

2:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Poetry
Jane Ridley

Jane Ridley

Bertie: A Life of Edward VII

2:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Biography & Memoir
Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips

William Blake and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

2:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Language & Literature
Frances Harrison

Frances Harrison and Roma Tearne Chaired by David Freeman

Still Counting the Dead: Survivors of Sri Lanka’s Hidden War

2:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Current Affairs
Patricia Fara

Patricia Fara

Erasmus Darwin:  Sex, Science and Serendipity

2:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Biography & Memoir
A Guided Tea-Tasting with The East India Company

A Guided Tea-Tasting with The East India Company

The Finest Teas with the Tea Master

4:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Food and Drink
Paddy Ashdown

Paddy Ashdown and Eugene Rogan

Universal Values: Are They a Basis For World Order?

4:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Contemporary Society
Paula Byrne

Paula Byrne

The Real Jane Austen

4:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Biography & Memoir
Christopher French

Christopher French

Weird Science: An Introduction to Anomalistic Psychology

4:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Science
Peter Hennessy

Peter Hennessy

Distilling the Frenzy

4:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 History
Richard O Smith

Richard O Smith and Nicholas Chrimes

Oxbridge Leisure and Eccentricity

4:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 History
Clare Morgan

Clare Morgan and Susan Sellers

The Ruffian in the Market Place: What Do We Read Fiction For?

4:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Language & Literature
Lynda Mugglestone

Lynda Mugglestone

Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction

5:15pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Very Short Introductions

Sara Wheeler

O My America! Second Acts in a New World

6:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Biography & Memoir
Diarmaid MacCullochDiarmaid MacCulloch

Diarmaid MacCulloch, Ruth Rendell and Deborah Cohen Chaired by Alastair Niven

Shame : A Force for Good or Bad?

6:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Contemporary Society
Caspar Henderson

Caspar Henderson

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st-century Bestiary

6:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Nature and The Environment
Paddy Ashdown

Paddy Ashdown

A Brilliant Little Operation: The Cockleshell Heroes and the Greatest Raid of WWII

6:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 History
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Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier Interviewed by Peter Kemp

The Last Runaway

6:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Fiction
Barry Miles

Barry Miles and Anthony Wall Interviewed by Graham Benson

The Beats

8:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Language & Literature