From the 20th to the 22nd July 2018 at The All Saints Centre in Lewes, The Lewes Speakers Festival brings together some of the most exciting speakers in the UK.
• Angela Eagle and Imran Ahmed, the shadow minister/ chair of Labour’s NEC and political advisor to senior Labour politicians respectively, talk about the new serfdom in British society.
• Lt General Ben Hodges, former Commanding General, US Army in Europe, is interviewed by Dr Andrew Monaghan about defence and collective responses to Russian foreign policy.
• Dr Diane Atkinson, the specialist in women’s history, tells the story of the suffragettes.
• Professor A C Grayling, the celebrated academic, explains why democracy has failed in the UK and the US and what we can do to put it right
• Florence Gaub, the senior analyst at the EU Institute for Security Studies, tells the story of NATO’s mission in to Libya in 2011.
• John Crace, the Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer, satirises Theresa May’s first year in office, coining the term ‘Maybot’ for her personality.
• Philip Collins, the former chief writer of Tony Blair’s speeches and columnist for the Times shows us how the right speech at the right time, can change the world.
• Salley Vickers, the analytical psychologist and author of ‘The Cleaner of Chartres’, tells the story of Sylvia Blackwell who works as a librarian.
• Jonathan Aitken, the former cabinet minister and prisoner, explains how religious belief transformed his life and how he made lasting friendships with other inmates.
• Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the UK’s most brilliant military historians and thinkers, describes how he sees the future of war.
• Dharshini David, a former presenter for the BBC and Sky News, explains economics. She does this by following the passage of a dollar round the world.
• Vicky Pryce, the former Chief Economist at KPMG and Director General for economics at the department for Business, Innovation and Skills, explains why women need quotas.
• Professor Ali Ansari, an expert on Iran, gives an introduction to the country and its present dilemmas.
• David Fraser, a former senior probation officer and criminal intelligence analyst, describes how Britain’s reliance on alternatives to imprisonment allows all types of violent crime to flourish.
• Humphrey Hawksley, the BBC correspondent, explains the struggle over the China Sea and the strategy of Chinese expansion that may threaten another serious international conflict.
• Professor Edzard Ernst, who is a specialist in Complementary Medicine, explains how ‘so-called alternative medicines’ and therapy can be dangerously misleading and harmful.
To book tickets and for more information, please go to http://www.lewesspeakersfestival.com or ring the Booking Line on 0333 666 3366