Winter Festival 18 -29 November
This year’s festival is online. An individual event costs £5 or you can buy a £25 pass to watch any event live and for seven days afterwards.
Here are some political discussions/interviews which may be of interest:
Saturday 21 November
10am – Luke Harding
David Reynolds (Professor of International History at Cambridge University) interviews Guardian journalist Luke Harding. He is one of the UK’s top investigative journalists and devotes his life to chronicling the impact that Russia and the USA have on the world stage.
Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White House
Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia’s Remaking of the West
11:15am – Rachel Holmes
The name Pankhurst conjures up Suffragettes and Votes for Women, but the vote, claims Rachel Holmes, was just the beginning of Sylvia Pankhurst’s lifelong defense of Human Rights.
(In conversation with Melissa Benn, journalist, writer and Honorary Festival Patron)
4:45pm – Attica Locke, James Naughtie & Sarah Churchwell
Will be discussing Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s (now successful) attempt to unseat the President and return the Democrats to The White House.
(In conversation with Emily Tamkin, writer and US editor of the New Statesman)
Saturday 22 November
2pm – Jonathon Porritt, Dieter Helm & Caroline Lucas
Could Covid–19 be the catalyst for reversing the climate catastrophe? Join our three speakers who devote their lives to the health of the planet upon which all of our lives depend.
4:45pm – New Statesman Year in Review
Join the New Statesman’s politics team and international correspondents for this special event to make sense of how the world has changed over the past 12 months, and what lies ahead. With thanks to the New Statesman.