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A fully up to date listing of where you can meet Portobello Books authors in the coming months.

May

28/05/2015, 8.30PM
Caroline Lucas discusses 'Honourable Friends?' at the Hay Literary Festival
From the NHS to corporate tax evasion, from climate change to immigration, Honourable Friends? tells the story of five years in Westminster and offers bold and practical suggestions for a fairer British political system. Caroline Lucas is MP for Brighton Pavilion (at time of writing). She was the leader of the Green Party from 2008 to 2012 and was voted MP of the Year in 2014. Caroline talks to Hay on Earth Director Andy Fryers.
Hay Literary Festival, Starlight Stage, Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road, Hay on Wye, HR3 5PJ
www.hayfestival.com

28/05/2015
Katrine Marçal discusses 'Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?' at the Hay Literary Festival
When Adam Smith wrote that all our actions stem from self-interest and the world turns because of financial gain he brought to life 'economic man'. But every night Adam Smith's mother served him his dinner, not out of self-interest but out of love. Today, our economics focuses on self-interest and excludes all other motivations. It disregards the unpaid work of mothering, caring, cleaning and cooking. It insists that if women are paid less, then that's because their labour is worth less. How could it be otherwise? Marçal tackles the biggest myth of our time and invites us to kick out economic man once and for all.
Hay Literary Festival, Oxfam Moot, Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road, Hay on Wye, HR3 5PJ
www.hayfestival.com

30/05/2015, 9.00AM - 6.00PM
Caroline Criado-Perez: TEDxCoventGardenWomen
TEDxCoventGardenWomen is London's leading event for sharing and addressing some of the most pressing issues relating to gender and women today. Drawing on the unique visions and lived experiences of our diverse network of international speakers, we hope to inspire, provoke and change perspectives - as well as tell some compelling stories! From innovations and technologies to arts and cultures, we provide an inclusive, engaging and transformative platform that sheds light on different realities through ideas worth spreading. Find your Momentum This year, TEDxCoventGardenWomen is focused on the theme of Momentum - sharing the bold ideas that sustain motion and send waves through the way we think, work and live. From the sparks of inspiration that get us going, to the deep-rooted motivations that help us stay the path, this year's event celebrates the moving power of momentum as a force for change. Read more about TED events below. Want to positively impact the lives of women and girls around the world? Be part of our community of passionate changemakers by joining our mailing list and keeping in touch with us on Facebook. and Twitter
Museum of London, Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5NH
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June

03/06/2015, 6.30PM - 8PM
Do it Like a Woman: contemporary feminist activism and how you can change the world
A lecture by the woman who took on the Bank of England, Twitter and the criminal justice system, Caroline Criado-Perez, who will celebrate women's rights activists from around the world to inspire you to get out there and change it for the better. Caroline Criado-Perez (@CCriadoPerez) is a British journalist and feminist activist. In 2013, she won the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award and was named one of the Guardian's People of the Year. This event marks the publication of Caroline's new book, Do it Like a Woman. Julia Black is Pro-Director for Research and a Professor Law at LSE.
London School of Economics, Old Theatre, Old Building, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

19/06/2015, 10.00AM - 11.15AM
Financial Austerity: Winners and Losers - Katrine Marçal discusses 'Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?
Introduction by Julia Unwin, Joseph Rowntree Foundation Keynote by Katrine Marçal, author of Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner Followed by a panel discussion with: Patrick Minford Zoe Williams, The Guardian Gulcin Ozkan, University of York Katrine Marçal, Author of Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner Chair: Jonathan Derbyshire, Prospect Magazine
York Festival of Ideas, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD
yorkfestivalofideas.com



 
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