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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Cell Your Soul

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

The science: Professor Buzz Baum works at the intersection of biology and physics. He is trying to understand how cells evolve. This cantata repurposes a famous tune from Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – The Beauty of Mathematics

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

The science: Dr Vicky Neale is here to convince you that mathematics as beautiful as Bach’s music. The music: This is one of Bach’s first cantatas, written when he was in his early twenties for a friend’s wedding.

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Steve Richards presents Rock ‘n’ Roll Politics

Words / Rock 'n' Roll Politics

Political commentator and broadcaster, Steve Richards, presents his latest behind-the-scenes guide to the epic dramas and the characters shaping seismic events.

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Live a Little

Words / Jewish Book Week

Prize-winning author Howard Jacobson has written a characteristically funny and wickedly observed novel about falling in love toward the end of your life.

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The New Age of Ageing

Words / Jewish Book Week

We are living in an unprecedented age: this year marks the first time in human history that the number of people aged 65 and over outnumber children aged five and under.

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Life and Work of Eva Ibbotson

Words / Jewish Book Week

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna in 1925 and moved to England with her father when the Nazis came into power. Ibbotson wrote more than twenty award-winning books for children and young adults.

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Barbara: Dis, quand reviendras-tu?

Words / Jewish Book Week

The French chanteuse Barbara, who would have been 90 this year, defined the meaning of relationships for an entire generation.

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The Fashion Revolution: From Berlin to London

Words / Jewish Book Week

When Hitler came to power in 1933, Berlin’s mainly Jewish clothing industrialists were robbed, displaced or murdered, while their companies were ‘Aryanized’. What happened to those who escaped to Britain - and how did they revolutionise fashion in the UK?

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Translating an Epic: Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad

Words / Jewish Book Week

Robert Chandler has produced a magnificent first translation into English of Grossman’s masterpiece, one of the supreme accomplishments of 20th century literature.

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Conversations with Bach

Words / Jewish Book Week

In 1720 Bach completed his six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. In the same year, Francesco Goffriller made the violin currently owned by Krysia Osostowicz.

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A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

Words / Jewish Book Week

The journalist and New York Times-bestselling author Adam Gopnik offers a stirring defence of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time.

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Around the World in 80 Trees: an Illustrated Odyssey

Words / Jewish Book Week

Author, Eden Project trustee, World Wildlife Fund ambassador and former BBC TV science and nature commissioner Jonathan Drori has produced a glorious love letter to trees, our most constant and varied companion.

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Reasons to be Cheerful

Words / Nature Unwrapped

A podcast about ideas. Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Sony Award-winning radio host Geoff Lloyd talk to smart thinkers from around the world.

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Wild Singing: Matthew Bannister presents Folk on Foot on Film

Words / Wild Singing

In this talk, broadcaster Matthew Bannister takes you behind the scenes of his award-winning podcast, Folk on Foot.

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Wildlife on London’s Canals

Words / Nature Unwrapped

In the 200th anniversary year of the building of the Regents Canal, discover the huge range of wildlife living within, beside and above London’s canals and waterways. David Courtnedge works for the London Wildlife Trust

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Can Bacterium Compute?

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

The science: Professor Susan Stepney introduces us to different types of non-conventional computing. The music: This cantata marks Pentecost, and the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.

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Pre-Concert Lecture

Words / Bach Weekend

A lively illustrated talk on Bach’s monumental Mass in B minor given by musicologist, performer and presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show Dr Hannah French.

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Richard Mabey and Iain Sinclair - The Unofficial Countryside

Words / Nature Unwrapped

Richard Mabey is the godfather of contemporary nature writing, author of some thirty books, including the ground-breaking Food for Free, Flora Britannica, Beechcombings and the prize-winning memoir Nature Cure. In this event, he celebrates his pioneering and now classic The Unofficial Countryside.

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The Breakup Monologues

Comedy at Kings Place

A chat show and podcast about ghosting, divorce parties, open relationships and more hosted by award-winning comedian, author and accidental relationship guru Rosie Wilby.

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Steve Richards presents Rock ‘n’ Roll Politics

Words / Rock 'n' Roll Politics

Political commentator and broadcaster, Steve Richards, presents his latest behind-the-scenes guide to the epic dramas and the characters shaping seismic events.

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Steve Richards presents Rock ‘n’ Roll Politics

Words / Rock 'n' Roll Politics

Political commentator and broadcaster, Steve Richards, presents his latest behind-the-scenes guide to the epic dramas and the characters shaping seismic events.

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Crick Crack Club presents

Words / The Crick Crack Club

Performance story-telling by Hugh Lupton

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William Wordsworth: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

Words / Nature Unwrapped

Join Poet in the City for an evening of poetry, discussion and reflection on life’s big questions through the words of Romantic poet William Wordsworth.

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