What? The LSE Space for Thought series was created to celebrate the completion of the New Academic Building at LSE, which was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 5 November 2008. These celebrations included an inaugural lecture series, with some of the world's leading academics, and has morphed into an ongoing Literary Festival each Feb/March.
When? Wednesday 27 February - Saturday 2 March 2013
Who? Ken Livingstone, David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton, Molly Crabapple, Professor, Mary Evans, Vicky Featherstone, Kate Mosse, Professor Christopher Andrew,Professor Lord Hennessey, Alan Judd & more Festival Programme (pdf)|, or view a full list of events|
Previous Festivals? Jane Davies, Tim Joss, David McDaid, Margaret Perkins, Jeanette Winterson, Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Professor Pedro Ferreira,Professor Elaine Fox, Charlie Beckett, Heather Brooke, Nick Cohen, AS Byatt, Robert Irwin, Professor Lord Desai, Professor Anatol Lieven,Kamila Shamsie
Where? The London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London,
WC2A 2AE, The festival forms part of the celebrations surrounding the completion of LSE's New Academic Building on Lincoln's Inn Fields. The events will take place in the new building designed by Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners – the award winning architects for the Eden project.| See transport details below
Festival Website? www.lse.ac.uk/spaceforthought
Past Festivals? Ken McLeod, Andrew Motion, Elif Shafak, Steve Bell, Lionel Shriver, Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Blake Morrison, Senay Ozdemir, Jill McGivering, Abdulrazak Gurnah
How much? This event is free to attend but you still neeed a ticket. www.lse.ac.uk/spaceforthought or the ticket request line 020 7955 6100.
Programme? Download 2011 programme as pdf . Tickets will be available to request online from Monday 31 January
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Past Festivals? Dan Cruickshank, Giles Foden, Susie Orbach, Mark Lawson, Lionel Shriver, Ben Okri, Colin Thubron and A S Byatt; an afternoon of events for children; a morning of creative writing workshops; and a collective recitation of the Declaration of Human Rights with artist Monica Ross.
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012, the 2012 Costa Book of the Year and shortlisted for the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction.
With this historic win for ‘Bring Up the Bodies’, Hilary Mantel becomes the first British author and the first woman to be awarded two Man Booker Prizes (her first was for ‘Wolf Hall’ in 2009).
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