Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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The Limelight Library Presents: True and False – Heresy and Common...

I remember the first time I read 'True and False'.  It was about over years ago; I'd been in London on actorly business and I...

Stephen Law – On Beliefs, Baloney, and Intellectual Black Holes...

We like to believe that we're set strong and stable in our opinions and beliefs, don't we?  In truth our so-called certainties are built...

Lionel Shriver – On a Fictional Family Facing Reality at the...

It has been said that Lionel Shriver’s latest novel – ‘The Mandibles: A Family 2029 – 2047’ – is nothing if not prophetic.  It...

The Limelight Librarian Presents: The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray...

There are a great many unanswered philosophical questions in the world:  Does God Exist?  Is there life after death?  Is Free Will an illusion? ...

David Owen – On Cabinet’s Finest Hour at the Swindon Festival...

Lord David Owen looks different to how I remember him as a boy.  But then he is older.  And a bit more silver-haired.  And...

Marcus du Sautoy – What We Cannot Know at the Swindon...

Marcus du Sautoy is Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University. You've no idea how daunting I find that.  I struggled with maths at school.  I'm...

Oliver James – On how to change yourself and your life,...

Nature versus Nurture: it’s not so much a debate as a battlefield. Some share Philip Larkin’s sentiments about ‘Nurture’ from his poem “This be Verse”...

Mark Lawson – On Accusations, Allegations, and Reputations at the...

Mark Lawson is a brave man coming on stage in Swindon and bringing up the topic of football at the moment.  The journalist, broadcaster...

Joanna Hickson – Talking Tudor at the Swindon Festival of Literature...

Joanna Hickson is full of Tudor.  She is Tudored up.  When it comes to Talking Tudor she talks the Tudor talk (and probably walks...

The Limelight Library Presents: Shark-Infested Waters – Tales of an Actors’...

I wonder if I’ll get through this review without mentioning that Michael Whitehall is the father of comedian and actor Jack Whitehall (star of...