Events are held at 8pm at the OSO on Barnes Green unless otherwise stated

 Wednesday 25 October 2017
A Life in Questions
Broadcaster, journalist & author Jeremy Paxman interviewed by BBC World News presenter (& Barnes resident) Geeta Guru-Murthy

Wednesday 22 November 2017
Fun with Financial Ruin: The Mandibles  [ A Family 2029-2047]
American author Lionel Shriver talks about her recent dystopian novel set in the USA. Lionel will be interviewed by journalist and author (and stand up comedian)  Viv Groskop. Viv's latest book, The Anna Karenina Fix: Lessons from Russian Literature was published in October 2017.

Wednesday 24 January 2018
10 Days: how I got there and what I was aiming to do
Playwright & author Gillian Slovo on how research for her play The Riots, on the London 2011 riots, inspired her thriller 10 Days

Wednesday 21 February 2018
After Good and Evil: The Grantchester Mysteries
Novelist, film maker & producer James Runcie discusses his recently televised Grantchester novels

Saturday 17 March 2018*
11am Literary walk in Clerkenwell with a guide from the Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association, the official tour guides for the Mayor of Islington
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Wednesday 18 April 2018
Two Distinguished Sisters in Conversation
Ann MacMillan, broadcaster & author (& Barnes resident) will be in conversation with her sister, notable historian & author, Professor Margaret MacMillan
Followed by the AGM

Wednesday 16 May 2018
Hamlet and King Lear: conversations with actors & directors
Author & journalist Jonathan Croall discusses his books on the two greatest male roles in Shakespeare

Monday 11 June 2018*
with after dinner speaker
Philip Collins
, journalist, columnis & leader writer for The Times and author of The Times Book of the Year

*Additional cost
Events and speakers may be subject to change without notice

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Patrons: Isla Blair, Julian Glover, Roger McGough, Patrick Neate, Jan Pieńkowski
Fiona Smith