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November 2018

Angela Saini – Inferior: How Science got Women Wrong

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November 2 @ 7:30 pm
£7/5

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist and broadcaster. She regularly presents science programmes on BBC Radio, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, the Guardian, The Times, and Wired. Her latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, was published by Fourth Estate in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim, and was named the Physics World Book of the Year. Angela has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford and was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her journalism has received accolades…

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Wendy Cope: Anecdotal Evidence

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November 5 @ 7:00 pm
£10 – £12.50

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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In her first collection of new poetry since 2011’s acclaimed “Family Values”, Wendy Cope celebrates ‘the half – forgotten stories of our lives’ with compassion, wisdom and wit. She continues to be the most generous of authors, sharing her experience of childhood and marriage and writing poignantly about the passing of time. In several of the poems she re-imagines Shakespeare in unorthodox fashion; in others she offers heartfelt tributes to friends and public figures including Eric Morecambe and John Cage.…

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Dr Phil Hammond – Happy Birthday NHS?

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November 6 @ 8:00 pm
£16-12

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Happy Birthday NHS? Nye Bevan's beautiful baby is 70 this year, but will she make a ton? A decade of austerity with a Brexit cherry on top has brought her to her knees. Dr Phil charts the course of the NHS from 1948 to as long as she lasts. Come cheer the heroes, boo the villains and look to the future of robot surgeons, Fitbit nurses and iPhone GPs. Batteries not included. Dr Phil Hammond has worked in the NHS…

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Terry Waite: Solitude

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November 8 @ 7:30 pm
£12/8

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Terry Waite wrote his first book, ‘Taken on Trust' in his head when he was denied pen or paper during his captivity for almost five years in Beirut. It was published on his release. Since then, he has written many books – his latest is ‘Solitude’.  2019 sees a new edition of Terry’s book, 'Travels with a Primate', an account of some of the amusing happenings that occurred when he accompanied the Archbishop of Canterbury on his official visits throughout…

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The Story Exchange

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November 13 @ 7:30 pm
£6/7

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Storytelling is one of our most ancient art forms. Stories, and our need to share them, can be the simplest of activities, making connections and creating a sense of unity. How often do we get to spend time with someone who can transport us to another time and place just with the power of the spoken word? Ancient stories like epics, myths, folktales and fairy tales have survived the test of time; each retelling a unique connection between the audience…

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New Writing from Twickenham

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November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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After the success of last year’s event, a welcome return to The Exchange’s Conservatory for this friendly, fun hybrid evening - half showcase for Creative Writing students from St Mary’s University, Twickenham, half open mic event open to all. All to play for, of course, and who knows what to expect, but be prepared for poetry, prose and flash fiction. Come ready to listen and bring along a short piece of your own (max 4 minutes) if you want to…

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Dan Snow: On this Day in History

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November 22 @ 7:30 pm
£10/7

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Dan Snow is a historian, BAFTA-winning broadcaster and television presenter. His award-winning History Hit podcast is downloaded a million times a month, he has over 230,000 followers on Twitter and has recently launched HistoryHit.TV, which was described by Forbes magazine as ‘the Netflix for History’. He has presented shows such as The Vikings Uncovered and D-Day: The Last Heroes. He also has a regular slot on BBC’s The One Show. In On This Day in History Snow will bring to…

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