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Monday 25 September June Caldwell and David Hayden June Caldwell and David Hayden visit the ILS to discuss their latest volumes of short stories and the short story form.

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Thursday 28 September The Lighting Rod: Invention and Contention Join us for a celebration of Independence Day at Benjamin Franklin House

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Monday 2 October Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers of Epping Forest John Will Ashon, author of Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers and a Coward in London's Great Forest will be at Conway Hall to discuss his journey out in to the edges of London.

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Tuesday 17 October Leo Abse and the Reform of the Sexual Offences Acts 1967 William Cross, author of THE ABERGAVENNY WITCH HUNT, a case from 1942 that saw the prosecution of over 20 homosexuals in a small Welsh town looks at the changes made to the law in 1967 by Leo Abse and others

See more talks like this in: politics / economics / macroeconomics / economicprogress / reform


Thursday 19 October Life Lessons from Robert Webb Join one half of one of the most accomplished comic duos in Britain as he and psychologist Tanya Byron explore what it means to be a boy – and a man – in 21st century Britain.

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