The Prospect list: June 2012

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The Prospect list: June 2012

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Several ways to celebrate June: debating democracy, rescuing America, and British photography

A scene from the Hay Festival, 2011 © Sarah Barton

Wednesday 6th

From judgement to atonement: sculpture at Strasbourg, Lincoln and Naumburg

Paul Crossley, Courtauld Institute

University of York, King’s Manor, York, 5.30pm, free, 01904 322622,


Sunday 10th

Is democracy right for the world’s current problems?

Andrew Gamble, David Runciman and Glen Rangwala, University of Cambridge

Hay Festival, Big Tent, Hay-on-Wye, 1pm, £5.25, 01497 822629,


Tuesday 12th

Does the sun cause climate change?

Lucie Green, solar scientist; Mark Maslin, paleoclimatologist

Cheltenham Science Festival, Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, 12.45pm, £7, 08448 808094,


Abolitionist experimentation in Sierra Leone: conflicting ideas and expectations

Suzanne Schwarz, WISE

Hull History Centre, Worship St, Hull, 12.30pm, free, 01482 305176,


Wednesday 13th

Thomas Friedman: a manifesto for rescuing America

Thomas Friedman, columnist and author

The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St, W1, 7pm, £25, 020 7792 4830,


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