Student Society of Bergen, Norway

In discussion at Det Akademiske Kvarter, 21st October, 21.30 The students of Bergen want to talk about dystopia and the current fascination with apocalypse. Why it is such a popular theme in movies and books, how has our vision on the end of the world changed over...

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With Miranda Sawyer, Harrogate 20th October

Friday 20 October, 2pm, The Crown Hotel, Harrogate Tickets £10 have just gone on sale. You can purchase them here: M Benjamin & M Sawyer I promise that we’ll range across the midlife canvas, finding as much to laugh at as to complain about. And since...

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Arvon, Totleigh Barton, 7-12 August

Non-fiction and Life Writing course Along with Colin Grant I will be co-tutoring a week long residential writing course for those wanting to embark on family memoirs. For more details see: https://www.arvon.org/course/

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Blackwells, Oxford | 8th July,

In discussion with Cherry Mosteshar 11:00am-12:00pm We’ll be talking about the gripes, travails, grisly bodily changes, showdown with mortality and assorted surprises middle age can spring on you, this promises to be an empathic tour of midlife with an...

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Lunchtime talk at ESA | 15th June 2017

I’ll be talking about how Europe might get more citizen investment in space exploration at the European Space Agency’s headquarters in Paris, on Wednesday 15th June at 11:30am ESA: 8-10 Rue Mario Nikis, 75015 Paris. Without wanting to give the game away, I...

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Chichester Speaker’s Festival | 25th Feb 2017

Chichester Speakers’ Festival 25th February 2017 | Chichester City Council, The Council House, North Street, 10.00am-11.15am How should a fifty-something be in a world ceaselessly redefining ageing, youth, and experience? This talk offers hope and heart. Cutting...

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Winchester Speakers Festival | 4th December 2016

4th December 2016 | Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry St, 9.45am-11.ooam How should a fifty-something be in a world ceaselessly redefining ageing, youth, and experience? This talk offers hope and heart. Cutting through society’s clamorous demands to work longer and...

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TedX Women Fulham| Sunday 29th October

Saturday, 29th October 9am | High Road House, Chiswick, TEDxWomen conference. The event is designed primarily for women in West London who like to save a small space in their lives for ‘beyond the everyday’. We are inviting only 50 people with the goal of getting some...

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