5 speakers I5 minutes each


Edmund de Waal

The White Road

Edmund de Waal graces our stage with a sweeping story of his obsession with porcelain in this interview with Lisa Appignanesi. Don’t miss this fascinating evening in which the bestselling author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes explores art, alchemy, and some of history’s darkest moments.

Salman Rushdie

Two Years, Eight Months & Twenty-Eight Nights

Join us for a rare London appearance by one of the finest writers in the English language. In an interview with Alan Yentob, and inspired by 2,000 years of storytelling, Rushdie brings us a tale that blends history, mythology & a timeless love story.  

Mary Beard


Accompany us on a journey to Ancient Rome with Mary Beard, the world’s foremost classicist. In an interview with Bettany Hughes, Professor Beard will cast fresh light on the ways that Rome grew from an insignificant village into a political super-power. It promises to be an unmissable evening.

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