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Neil MacGregorSaturday 10 December 2011 Saturday 10 December 2011
Fiction | Literature | Talks & Debate | Literature & Spoken Word | Talks & Debate | Talks | Economist Books | Literature Sept to Dec 11 | Winter at Southbank Centre
In A History of the World in 100 Objects, Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, travelled back in time and across the globe to discover how humans have shaped and been shaped by our world over the past two million years.
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Philip PullmanThursday 6 December 2012 Thursday 6 December 2012
A book launch by Philip Pullman, whose prize-winning 'Northern Lights' trilogy delighted adults as much as children, leading to a stage production for the National Theatre and a film, 'The Amber Spyglass', starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.
Ben GoldacreFriday 7 December 2012 Friday 7 December 2012
Ben Goldacre is a bestselling author, broadcaster, medical doctor and academic who specialises in analysing dodgy scientific claims by drug companies, newspapers, government reports, PR people and quacks.
Anne ApplebaumSaturday 8 December 2012 Saturday 8 December 2012
Anne Applebaum, the Pulitzer prize-winning author of 'Gulag', discusses her new book, which explores the historical, political and moral forces at work behind the Iron Curtain.
Pat BarkerSaturday 8 December 2012 Saturday 8 December 2012
Hear Pat Barker discuss her new book 'Toby's Room', in which she revisits the trauma of World War I for the first time since her unforgettable trilogy 'Regeneration', the final volume of which won the Man Booker prize in 1995.
Adam GopnikSunday 9 December 2012 Sunday 9 December 2012
Hear Adam Gopnik discuss his new book 'Winter', which introduces you to the artists, poets, composers, writers, explorers, scientists and thinkers who helped shape a new and modern idea of winter.
Thomas HeatherwickSunday 9 December 2012 Sunday 9 December 2012
Architecture and Design | Visual Arts | Literature & Spoken Word | Talks | Economist Books | Literature Sept-Dec 12
Fresh from unveiling his Olympic cauldron this summer, Thomas Heatherwick, Britain's most innovative designer, talks about the studio he created in 1994 to make extraordinary projects happen.