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LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2013

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LSE Literary Festival, Space for Thought, 26 February to 2 March 2013

Many thanks to all those who attended the 2013 LSE Literary Festival.  Podcasts and Videos of many of the Festival events can now be listened to online. You can also view our Storify- LSE Literary Festival 2013 in tweets and the Festival Image Gallery.

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In 2013, from 26 February to 2 March, we explored the theme Branching Out, partly in celebration of the Festival's 5th Anniversary, traditionally marked by wood, but also in homage to the 300th anniversary of the birth of Denis Diderot, who developed the figurative system of branches of human knowledge. Key 'branches' explored included Narratives, Innovation, Changing World and Uniting the Branches of Knowledge.

Browse the programme by using the menu on the left.  Alternatively, you can download the Festival Programme (pdf), or view a full list of events

LSE Review of Books recorded a special series of podcasts celebrating the Festival, see LSE Literary Festival 2013: LSE Review of Books events and podcasts.

Vicky FeatherstoneKen LivingstoneJerry Brotton c Dirk BaderMarina Nemat
Michael WoodProfessor John GrayP D JamesKate Mosse
Jenny UglowWill HuttonPat Barker c Ellen WarnerEwan Morrison

New StatesmanMedia Partner

We were delighted to be work with The New Statesman in a partnership celebrating their centenary year.  The New Statesman Century: 100 years of free thinking. 


With thanks to Richard Sennett and Saskia Sassen for supporting this event.

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Details of last year's Festival programme, including podcasts of many of the events, can be found at LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2012

LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival - Branching Out