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5 speakers 15 minutes each

Mon 20th Jan 2014

The Tabernacle

7pm

SoldOut

Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley is one of Britain's favourite actresses. Her break through role came as Purdy in The New Avengers. However it was Joanna's role as the chain-smoking Patsy in the award-winning Absolutely Fabulous which brought her renewed fame. Joanna is known for her support for Gurkhas, the exiled Tibetan people and government, the Kondha indigenous people of India, and the Prospect Burma charity which offers grants to Burmese students. In 2008 she became the public face of a campaign to provide all Gurkha veterans who served in the British Army before 1997 the right to settle in Britain. In the BBC special Girl Friday Joanna tried her hand at surviving on a desert island and wrote an accompanying book about her experiences. Recently Joanna has worked with Heatherwick Studios to develop plans for a new garden walking bridge across the Thames.

Ian Kelly

Ian Kelly

Ian Kelly is an award winning actor and writer whose works include Casanova (Sunday Times Biography of the Year) and most recently Mr Foote's Other Leg, (Winner, Theatre Book of the Year 2012). As an actor, Ian is perhaps best known from the National Theatre/Broadway hit The Pitmen Painters and the Harry Potter films as Hermione's father. Ian is currently co-writing the authorised biography of Vivienne Westwood with Vivienne, due for publication in October 2014.

Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins is a journalist, author and chairman of the National Trust. He writes a column twice weekly for the Guardian and weekly for the London Evening Standard. He edited the Evening Standard and The Times, was political editor of the Economist, and worked on Country Life and the Sunday Times. He served on the boards of British Rail, London Transport and the Museum of London and was deputy chairman of English Heritage. His books include works on London, the press and British politics. He wrote England’s 1,000 Best Churches, and England’s 1,000 Best Houses and a study of Welsh architecture. He recently published A Short History of England (2010) and his latest book is England’s 100 Best Views.

Vicky Pryce

Vicky Pryce

Vicky Pryce is an economist, and former Joint head of the United Kingdom’s government economic service. She is the bestselling author of Greekonomics, a discussion of the crises in the eurozone, with the focus on the country of her birth. Intended for a broad, not merely an academic, readership, the book discusses what Greek exit from the eurozone might mean. In early July 2013 Vicky Pryce appeared as an expert witness before the House of Lords cross-party subcommittee on economic and financial affairs, saying she saw no quick end to the eurozone crisis since structural reform would take a long time. Pryce favoured fiscal policy that included a stimulus package and wanted the European Central Bank to buy bonds

Stephen Grosz

Stephen Grosz

Stephen Grosz was born in Indiana and educated at Berkeley and Oxford. For the past twenty-five years he has worked as psychoanalyst, teaching clinical technique at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theory at University College London. His stories have appeared in the Financial Times Weekend Magazine. The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves is his first book.