02/02/2017, 18:00 - 20:00
Escaping from this Small Place: Women, Writing and Place
Seminar and Book Launch We will be discussing Wioletta Greg's latest book, Swallowing Mercury (January 2017), in the contexts of nostalgia and melancholy as well as women's writing, Polish new literature and living in London.
London, Room 347,, UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW
First Love: Gwendoline Riley and Katherine Angel with Joanna Biggs
Gwendoline Riley will be at the bookshop to talk about her new novel, First Love, an exploration of marriage as battleground. Anne Enright described her previous novel, Opposed Positions, as 'more than up to the job of writing the wasted hinterlands of the human heart'; Stuart Kelly called it 'a continual joy'. Riley will be in conversation with Katherine Angel, author of Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell (Penguin 2015); their discussion will be chaired by Joanna Biggs, author of All Day Long (Profile 2015) and editor at the London Review of Books.
London, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL
23/02/2017, 19:00 - 20:30
Women in Work: An Unfinished Revolution?
Women in the UK workplace have undoubtedly taken great steps over the past 40 years, but at the current rate of progress it will take 50 years to close the gender pay gap and a child born today will not see equal representation in her lifetime. Our panel discuss the progress that women have made across politics, economics, academia and the armed forces, but also what obstacles remain to be overcome and what can be done to challenge the barriers that prevent women progressing.
London, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London, WC2A 2AE