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The Spring 2016 events programme is online. Speakers include Professor Christine DelphyProfessor Lord KingCaroline Lucas and Javier Marias. Newly announced events include those with Enrico LettaJohn McDonnell and Siv Jensen.

Tickets are now available for LSE's 8th Literary Festival that takes place from 22 - 27 February 2016 with the theme "Utopias".

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Valerie Amos

The Global Refugee Crisis: a challenge to our common humanity
Institute of Global Affairs public lecture

Speaker: Baroness Amos
Date: Thursday 11 February, 6.30pm


Getting Real about Utopia
BBC Radio 3 LSE Literary Festival public discussion

Speakers:  Professor Justin Champion, Dr John Guy, Kwasi Kwarteng, Gisela Stuart
Date: Wednesday 17 February, 6.30pm

Tickets available online


Can Imagination Change the World?
LSE Literary Festival: Director’s Lecture

Speaker: Professor Craig Calhoun
Date: Thursday 18 February, 6.30pm

Tickets available from 10 February

Extract Piranesi Le Antichita Romane

Utopias in History
LSE Department of International History Literary Festival discussion

Speakers: Dr Tim Hochstrasser, Dr Padraic Scanlan, Dr Kirsten Schulze
Date: Wednesday 24 February, 12.30-2pm

Tickets available to book online

Dr Peter Frankopan

Looking Eastwards: cultural exchange with the Islamic world
LSE Literary Festival discussion

Speakers: Professor Jerry Brotton, Dr Peter Frankopan
Date: Thursday 25 February, 6.30-8pm

Tickets available to book online




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