Lewes Speakers Festival
The All Saints Centre, Lewes
12th to 14th July
A festival of ideas with speakers of all backgrounds and interests, mainly centring on politics, literature ideas and history.
Speakers include: Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of Sylvia the suffragette, Andy Smart one of the UK’s best improvisation comedians, Richard Harries former Bishop of Oxford, Linda Yueh Oxford academic and former BBC Chief Business Correspondent, Guy Leschziner leader of the Sleep Disorder Centre at St Guys Hospital and BBC 4 presenter on the mysteries of sleep, Jonathan Fenby former Editor of the Observer, David Wilson Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University and former Prison Governor to the most violent men in the UK, Andrew Monaghan Director of Research on Russia, Oxford University, Rosa Prince the Daily Telegraph journalist, Martin Kemp a world authority on Leonardo Da Vinci, Paul Dolan Professor of Behavioural Science at LSE and expert on happiness and Ayesha Hazarika, stand-up comedian and former special adviser to Gordon Brown.
Visit www.lewesspeakersfestival.com for all details