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New Podcast: H.G. Wells in Focus


H.G. Wells published over 150 books across many different genres, but he is most famous for his scientific prophecies, such as The Time Machine. In this podcast, Simon James identifies how […]

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Changing Times with Late Summer Lectures 2017


  From Brexit to climate change, Britain is moving through turbulent times – but a look at literature through the ages reminds that ‘change’ has been a permanent feature of […]

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Can Novelists Predict the Future? (Public talk, 26th July)


Sometimes novels make predictions about the future that turn out to be true. Are they lucky guesses, shrewd insight, or a sign that creative imagination can be prophetic? And what […]

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