New Events

We recorded new events on what should have been our Spring Festival weekend. 

(17-19 April 2020)

 

But not to be beaten by Covid-19 - we did it on the line! 

Everyone gave their time for free to make this happen.  We hope you enjoy it. 

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These wonderful authors and Chairs, producers and website geeks gave their time for free. Thank you. 

Climate Cabaret

Audio

In an increasingly uncertain world, how are artists, writers, and activists responding to the climate emergency?

 

Join host Will Attenborough as he guides us through a series of readings from a passionate and engaging collection of speakers as they respond to the crisis with their own words, thoughts, and beautiful poetry including:

Caroline Lucas MP  |  Selina Nwulu  |  Guppi Bola  |  Tamsin Blaxter  |  JJ Lucyszyn 

With thanks to Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants

 
 

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MARIAN KEYES talks to ALEX CLARK

Video

After 25 years of glorious insightful and No. 1 bestselling books Marian Keyes is possibly the best person to disarm us with her honesty, emotional intelligence and above all her brilliant wit. Marian talks to Alex Clark from their respective Irish lockdowns. Also available as Episode #3 of #CLFPodcast.

DAVID LAMMY talks with Stephen Bush

Video

Thank you to erudite David Lammy in conversation with New Statesman's political editor Stephen Bush discussing his new book Tribes which navigates aspects of belonging as well as exclusion, particularly topical at the moment.  

ROBIN STEVENS (recorded Live Children's Q&A)

Video

Robin held a wonderful Q&A for children with brilliant questions from our audience. Questions came from Switzerland to Glasgow, Comberton to Cambridge. Thank you all!

RICHARD LAYARD talks to ALEX CLARK

Video

Who doesn’t want to be happier right now? If you think that increasing happiness is the right aim for societies join Richard Layard as he discusses his new book Can We Be Happier? with Alex Clark

DAVID WALLACE-WELLS

Video

David kindly provided our first event, live streaming from New Work on Friday 17 April, in conversation with Samira Ahmed. Discussing his his life changing book, The Uninhabitable Earth. Answering questions candidly and directly from the audience, he states the case for the changes needed socially, commercially and politically to save our climate. Thank you David, Samira, Penguin and Southbank for enabling this event. 

ANN PETTIFOR talks to CAROLINE LUCAS MP

Video

Caroline Lucas MP talks with Ann Pettifor, author of The Case for the Green New Deal.  Discussing the lessons we’re learning from dealing with Coronavirus and how we apply these to the climate crisis.

In conversation with Caroline Lucas MP,  author of Honourable Friends?

MAYA GOODFELLOW

Video

Join Maya Goodfellow, a passionate advocate of migrant justice and author of

Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats as she looks at how the current pandemic is affecting issues surrounding immigration

A.C. GRAYLING

Video

Professor of Philosophy and master of New College of the Humanities, A.C.Grayling, makes an urgent case for democracy and outlines how we create a constitutional framework that is fit for purpose in The Good State

HELEN LEWIS

Video

Helen Lewis believes that well-behaved women don’t make history but difficult women do.

She sets about demonstrating this in her accomplished debut Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights

LUCY JONES

Video

Author of Losing Eden Lucy Jones believes that nature is crucial to our health and happiness now more than ever before and makes her rallying cry for a wilder way of life. 

In conversation with Anya Doherty

JAMES SCUDAMORE

Video

Prize-winning novelist James Scudamore has written his tour de force with English Monsters  which explores the hidden horrors of the English boarding school. Please be aware that this video may contain upsetting and difficult content including discussions of childhood experiences. In conversation with Jo Browning Wroe, writer and teacher

JUDY AND ADRIAN REITH talk to Leigh Chambers

Video

Huge thanks to life coaches Judy and Adrian and Cambridge 105 radio presenter Leigh Chambers for discussing practical steps to achieving your life goals in their new book 

Act 3: The Art of Growing Older.  

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