Historian Joan Reid at the Benjamin Franklin House on the 23rd July, 2012. Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven St, WC2, 020 7839 2006, £5
Writer Pankaj Mishra at the London School of Economics on the 30th July, 2012. LSE Old Theatre, Houghton St, WC2, 020 7955 6043, free
Politician Tom Watson at Ways with Words festival on the 9th July 2012. Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9, 01803 867 373, £9
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