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A fully up to date listing of where you can meet Portobello Books authors in the coming months.

March

08/03/2015, 3pm
Bath Literature Festival: Katrine Marçal on "Playing Big: Women, Leadership and Power"
On average women earn £5,000 less than men a year. That adds up to £1/4 million over a lifetime. They are less likely to get a bonus and more likely to be made redundant. Why? And how can this be changed? Tara Mohr, author of Playing Big (this year's answer to Lean In), Julia Hobsbawm, Professor of Networking at Cass Business School and Katrine Marçal, author of Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?, present some inspiring solutions. Chaired by Artistic Director Viv Groskop - on International Women's Day. Bring your daughters!
Bath Literature Festival, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW
bathfestivals.org.uk

08/03/2015, 10.45am
Curvology: David Bainbridge at Words by the Water festival
Cambridge veterinary anatomist David Bainbridge applies the science of evolutionary biology, zoology and psychology to women's bodies, and asks why humans are the only species with curvy females, and why women think about their bodies more than men think about theirs.
Words by the Water festival, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ
www.wayswithwords.co.uk

09/03/2015, 6.30pm
Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: Katrine Marçal on women and economics at LSE
Katrine Marçal charts the myth of 'economic man' - from its origins at Adam Smith's dinner table to its adaptation by the Chicago School and finally its disastrous role in the 2008 Global Financial Crisis - and looks forward to a new, more inclusive type of economics. Katrine Marçal (@katrinemarcal) is the lead editorial writer for the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet and author of Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner? Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEMarcal This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see LSE Events FAQ or contact us at events@lse.ac.uk or 0207 955 6043.
LSE, East Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE
www.lse.ac.uk

12/03/2015, 11am
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on England and Immigration at Words by the Water festival
One of Britain's foremost cultural commentators, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown tells of her love for England; a country shaped by five centuries of immigration. She provides a brilliant history of the waves of immigration, and reflects on where we are now and what it means to be English today.
Words by the Water festival, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ
www.wayswithwords.co.uk

22/03/2015, 10am
Caroline Lucas on Parliament and the Fight for Change at Oxford Literary Festival
The UK's first Green MP Caroline Lucas tells about life as an outsider in the country's most exclusive club, Parliament, and exposes the absurdities, inefficiencies and baffling customs of the seat of government. As the only Green and as a woman, Lucas found herself fighting for change in a club bound by tradition and self-interest when she was elected to represent Brighton and Hove in 2010. She describes what it is like to defend the interests of her constituents, to challenge the establishment and to balance the demands of work and family. Lucas joined the Green Party in 1986. Her first electoral success was in Oxford when she held a seat on Oxfordshire County Council between 1993 and 1997. She became a Member of the European Parliament for the South East of England in 1999 and was re-elected in 2004. Lucas became the Green Party's first leader in 2008, stepping down in 2012 to concentrate on her parliamentary duties.
Oxford Literary Festival, Oxford Martin School, Oxford, OX1 3BD
oxfordliteraryfestival.org

26/03/2015, 6.30pm
Caroline Lucas on Parliament and the Fight for Change at BHASVIC
In 2010 Caroline Lucas gained access to the country's most exclusive club - Parliament - and became a witness to its absurdities, inefficiencies and baffling customs. As a woman, as the only Green, and as an MP still trusted by her voters and the wider public, Lucas is an outsider in an elitist members' club fossilised by tradition and self-interest, fighting for change. In her new book 'Honourable Friends' she describes what it is like to defend the interests of her constituents, to challenge the establishment and to balance the demands of work and family with a radical political mission. Part diary, part reflection, part passionate call-to-arms, this is a unique book by an exceptional politician and activist. Caroline Lucas is the MP for Brighton Pavilion. She was the leader of the Green Party from 2008 - 2012, she is the vice-president of the RSPCA, a CND national council member and a vice president of the Stop the War Coalition. She has several times been voted Ethical Politician of the Year and was voted MP of the Year in 2014.
Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College, 205 Dyke Road,, Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6EG
www.city-books.co.uk



 
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