Events: The NS Guide to What's Going on in Politics, Current Affairs and Culture

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Events: The NS Guide to What's Going on in Politics, Current Affairs and Culture


The best democracy money can buy Wednesday 8 May. Greg Palast is joined by George Monbiot to expose the truth about globalisation, corporate cons and high-finance fraudsters. 6.30pm, Bookmarks, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London W1. Phone 020 7637 1848 to book. Thursday 9 May.

Greg Palast reads from his new book. With intros from Charles Shaar Murray and Rob Newman. 8pm, Vox'n'Roll, The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, London N5. [pounds sterling]3. E-mail: rthomas1@supanet.com

Pan-African event

African Liberation Support Campaign (ALISC), with the support of the Afrika Studies Centre, University of East London, is running a series of eight workshops to mark the anniversary of the death of the pan-Africanist Kwame Nkrumah. The workshops will take place at venues across London from Sunday 21 April to Monday 29 April.

The main event takes place on Saturday 27 April. Speakers will include Gamal Gorkeh Nkrumah, son of Dr Kwame Nkrumah and international editor of Al-Ahram newspaper, Cairo. For more info, call 020 8749 7179 or 020 8223 4559

FRIDAY * APRIL 16

Karl Popper: the legacy-- what we can know

Michael Tanner (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge) talks to Piers Burton-Page (BBC) about Popper's philosophy. Second of four conversations with leading scholars, dedicated to the great philosopher Sir Karl Popper, who was born in Vienna 100 years ago Other events on 23 and 30 April. 6pm, Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ. Free entrance; please reserve by phone 020 7584 8653 ore-mail: culture@austria.org.uk

FRIDAY * APRIL 19

How can we make life really worth living in the 21st century?

Young Minds Annual Lecture in honour of Robina Addis OBE given by Susan Greenfield CBE. The Great Hall, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London EC1. Places are free but must be reserved. Drinks from 6.30pm, lecture starts at 7:30pm. Telephone: 020 7336 8445 or e-mail: joanna.skan @youngminds.org.uk

The British Academy

TUESDAY * APRIL 23

Shakespeare and the anagram

By Professor Christopher Ricks, FBA, Boston University. Shakespeare Lecture. Everyone is welcome, but because of limitations on space it is advisable to register with the meetings department. The lectures begin at 5.30pm and take place at 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1. Each lecture is followed by a reception, to which members of the audience are invited. For further information please refer to the Academy's webs it e: www.britac.ac.uk Telephone: 020 7969 5246 or e-mail: lectures@britac.ac.uk

Progress Labor's Progressive

SATURDAY * APRIL 27

A close look at the big picture

In association with Renewal. The conference brings together Labour Party members to discuss and debate future policy ahead of the Scottish parliamentary elections in 2003. Speakers include Jack McConnell, Alistair Darling and Douglas Alexander. Conference begins at 9.30, Edinburgh City Chambers. To register, e-mail: events@progressives.org.uk, or telephone: 020 7808 7780

MONDAY * APRIL 29

Who says our food is safe?

Speaker: Professor Roy Anderson. Chair: Sir Richard Sykes, Imperial College. During the 2001 foot-and-mouth epidemic, Professor Anderson and his colleagues employed mathematical and statistical techniques to track the epidemic as it unfolded and evaluated options for control of the disease. As part of the Science and Society lecture series, he will give his views on the safety of food today. 6:30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. If you are a member of the general public, then you can obtain a ticket by either phoning the public lecture ticket line on 020 7955 6100 or by emailing events@Ise.ac.uk leaving your name, mailing address and the title of the lecture, and a ticket will be sent in the post. …

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