The Prospect list

What’s on this month
October 16, 2013
Prospect presents...

29 October

Jeremy Paxman, journalist and presenter of BBC Newsnight, talks to Prospect’s Editor Bronwen Maddox about Great Britain’s Great War: a sympathetic history of our gravest folly Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, SW7, 7pm, £16.50 (£12.50 for subscribers)

26 November

Prospect and Tom Johnson (aka Didymus—the creator of Prospect’s “Generalist” crossword puzzle) celebrate the 100th anniversary of the crossword Prospect, 23 Savile Row, W1S, 4pm, £10, Click here to buy tickets

3-6 November

Fourth Annual Crossword Break with Didymus Tom Johnson, aka Didymus, Prospect’s crossword compiler Budock Vean Hotel, Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth, £258 (inc. accommodation), 01326 252100,

4 November

Exodus: Immigration and multiculturalism in the 21st century Paul Collier, Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University London School of Economics, Old building, WC2, 6.30pm, free, 020 7405 7686,

Digital narratives—has the printed book been left behind? Various speakers British Library, Euston Rd, NW1, 6.30pm, free, 0843 208 1144

5 November

Gifford Lecture: Can we say what we like? Language, freedom and determinism Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury and Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge University of Edinburgh, New College, Mound Place, 5.30pm, free, 0131 657 3900,

Richard III and York Mark Ormrod, academic; Rhian McLaughlin, PhD candidate University of York, King’s Manor, 5.30pm, free, 01904 322622,

6 November

Western fears vs Asian fears Dominique Moisi, academic King’s College London, Strand Campus, WC2, 6.15pm, free, 020 7856 5454,

7 November

The search for El Dorado John Hemming, explorer British Museum, Great Russell St, WC1, 1.30pm, free, 020 7323 8181,

Passion Playing—the art of acting Zoe Wanamaker and Tim Pigott-Smith, actors Hampstead Arts Festival, Burgh House, New End Sq, NW3, 1pm, £9,

8 November

Freud in Bloomsbury John Forrester, historian Freud Museum, Maresfield Gardens, NW3, 7pm, £10, 020 7435 2002,

Sisters in science: Hertha Ayrton, women and the Royal Society c.1900 Claire Jones, academic Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, SW1, 1pm, free, 020 7451 2500,

Ignatius Sancho: Britain’s first African man of letters Vin Carretta, academic British Library, Euston Rd, NW1, 6.45pm, £5, 0843 208 1144,

11 November

Ramsay and the Nobel discovery Alwyn Davies, academic University College London, Wilkins Building, Gower St, WC1, 6.45pm, free, 020 7679 0662,

Benjamin Britten—Hampstead and Beyond Michael White, music critic Hampstead Arts Festival, Burgh House, New End Sq, NW3, 7.30pm, £9,

The cultured chimpanzee—nonsense or breakthrough? William McGrew, academic University of Cambridge, Department of Chemistry, 6pm, free, 01223 337 733,

12 November Our Changing World Lecture: The genes in our food David Hume, academic and Director of the Roslin Institute University of Edinburgh, Appleton Tower, Crichton St, 6.30pm, free, 0131 650 9547,

The third Marquess of Bute: Depression transformed into beauty Rosemary Hannah, historian and writer University of Glasgow, Sir Charles Wilson Building, 5pm, free, 0141 330 2000,

Is the pressure on women to look a certain way affecting their ability to contribute to public life? Patsy Kensit, actress; Catherine Hakim, academic; Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project; Carla Buzasi, Editor of HuffPost UK The Other Club, Kingly Court, W1, 7pm, £10,

14 November

Representations of Islam Charles Burdett and Siobhan Shilton, academics University of Bristol, School of Modern Languages, Canon Rd, 6pm, free, 0117 954 5982,

In conversation with Ben Okri Ben Okri, writer; Gus Casely-Hayford, curator and cultural historian National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, WC2, 7pm, free, 020 7306 0055,

19 November

What is to be done about health inequalities? Ruth Hussey, Chief Medical Officer for Wales; Kate Pickett, academic Cardiff University,Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, 5.30pm, free, 029 2087 4022,

Is Britain divided into two nations? Frank Field, MP; Polly Toynbee, journalist London School of Economics, New Academic Building, WC2, 6.30pm, free, 020 7405 7686,

Religious experience—psychology or divine action? Chris Knight, academic University of Bath, School of Management, 6.15pm, free, 01225 388388,

20 November

Are you your brain? Steven Rose, academic University of Cambridge, Department of Plant Sciences, 7pm, free, 01223 337 733,

26 November

The dilemmas of transition: opposing and inheriting colonial regimes Judith Brown, academic Newcastle University, Herschel Building, 5.30pm, free, 0191 222 6000,