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Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival is part of  Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Produced by The Courthauld Institute of Art and Gallery, King's College London and Somerset House


LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2016

Literary Festival 2016
Featured Authors

Professor A C Grayling

Progress in Troubled Times: learning from "The Age of Genius"
Wednesday 24 February, 7pm

A C Grayling

David Aaronovitch

Party Animals: growing up communist
Saturday 27 February, 11am

David Aaronovitch c Nigel Barklie

Sinéad Moriarty

The Allure of Happy Endings
Monday 22 February, 7pm

Sinead Moriarty

Peter Frankopan

Looking Eastwards: cultural exchange with the Islamic world
Thursday 25 February, 6.30pm

Peter Frankopan

Benjamin Markovits

We Don’t Have to Live Like This: experiments in utopian living
Tuesday 23 February, 7pm

Ben Markovits - credit CarolineMaclean

Natalie Samarasinghe

United Nations on Trial
Friday 26 February, 6pm

Natalie Samarasinghe

Anna Pavord

Utopian Gardening, Landscapes and the Imagination
Saturday 27 February, 3pm

Anna Pavord

Robert Harris

Fiction and Politics
Tuesday 23 February, 7pm

Robert Harris

Francesca Haig

When Utopias go Wrong: writing dystopian fiction
Saturday 27 February, 10.30am

Francesca Haig

Margaret Macmillan

Re-Writing History
Saturday 27 February, 5pm

Margaret Macmillan c Rob Judges

Jennifer Makumbi

Imagining African Futures
Wednesday 24 February, 6.30pm

Jennifer Makumbi

Zoe Williams

Ideals of Equality: feminisms in the twenty-first century
Saturday 27 February, 11am

Zoe Williams

Ned Beauman

Out of our Bodies: can we ever free consciousness?
Saturday 27 February, 7pm

Ned Beauman

LSE's 8th Literary Festival, inspired by the anniversary of Thomas More's Utopia, will explore the power of dreams and the imagination and the importance of idealism, dissidence, escapism and nostalgia, as well as the benefits of looking at the world in different ways.  

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