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Words On Monday

Mondays 7pm Hall One

Start your week with lively discussion, lectures and readings in a wide range of genres including poetry, journalism, fiction, drama and politics. We also hold occasional spoken word events on Wednesday evenings.  

"The first London arts venue to get the atmosphere just right."
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Hall Two

Steve Richards Presents Rock 'n' Roll Politics III

Monday, 24 November 2014 - 7:00pm /

The closest general election for decades moves into view. What is in the nervy minds of Cameron, Miliband and Clegg as they prepare for their make or break appointment with the electorate? One will win. Perhaps two will be forced to resign. But which two? How will the media report the campaign?

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Hall One

The Purpose of the Arts Today: Raymond Tallis and Julian Spalding

Monday, 1 December 2014 - 7:00pm /

Since the time of the Ancient Greeks, philosophers have pondered on the nature and purpose of the arts, but artists have gone on making them and audiences enjoying them – or not – regardless of these musings.

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Hall Two

The Best of Poetry London

Monday, 1 December 2014 - 7:00pm /

The Best of Poetry London, published by Carcanet, is a selection of the very best poems, reviews and features to mark the 25th anniversary of its publication. Please join us for a celebratory Launch Event and Fundraiser for Poetry London with readings from distinguished contributors to the anthology.

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Hall Two

Andrew Gant – Christmas Carols: From Village Green to Church Choir

Monday, 8 December 2014 - 7:00pm /

In this musically illustrated talk, Andrew Gant tells the story of the magic of carols, unravelling a captivating – and often surprising – tale of great musicians and thinkers, saints and pagans, shepherd boys, choirboys, monks and drunks.

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Hall Two

Allan Ropper: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain

Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 7:00pm /

One of the world’s leading neurologists, Professor Allan Ropper, takes us behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School’s neurology unit into a world where patients face bizarre, life-altering afflictions and clinicians must deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease.

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Hall One

David Lodge in conversation with Mark Lawson

Monday, 26 January 2015 - 7:00pm /

David Lodge discusses his memoir, Quite A Good Time to be Born, covering the first forty years of his life, from his birth on 28 January 1935 to the publication of his breakthrough book, Changing Places.

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Barry Eichengreen

Monday, 2 February 2015 - 7:00pm /

Berkeley professor of Economics Barry Eichengreen talks about his book, Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses – and Misuses – of History. He argues that the lessons of the past may have been applied too literally and that a wiser response will be needed if a third great financial crisis is to be avoided.

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Hall One

Poet in the City: Poetry and Sex

Monday, 9 February 2015 - 7:00pm /

Poet in the City presents its literary valentine: a unique celebration of the relationship between poetry and sex through the ages. Drawing on the passionate writings of authors and poets from Anaïs Nin to EE Cummings and beyond, this event will explore how poetry charts and challenges our evolving relationship with sex, the body and each other.

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Hall Two

Jill Leovy – Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

Monday, 16 March 2015 - 7:00pm /

Jill Leovy, an award-winning reporter and editor for the LA Times, tells the story of a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America – mostly ignored – one young black man slaying another.

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Hall One

Poet in the City presents Less is More

Monday, 23 March 2015 - 7:00pm /

An event exploring the poetry and music of Minimalism. Presenting poetry and live chamber music in a unique conversation, this special event will explore the way art absorbed and interpreted this striking form.

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