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5 Speakers, 15 Minutes Each - June 17 - The Tabernacle

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The Tabernacle

34-35 Powis Square

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5 speakers, 15 minutes each - back at the Tabernacle with Jonathan Freedland, Hannah Critchlow, Pico Iyer and Johny Pitts

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5x15 is back at The Tabernacle with a fabulous line-up of exceptional individuals to delight, entertain, inspire and inform – with columnist Jonathan Freedland, neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow, literary genius Pico Iyer, and presenter Johny Pitts.

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Jonathan Freedland - talks about fact and fiction in a post-truth era. Could we ever lose the truth altogether? Will the time come when people can't agree on even the fundamental facts of history - from the Holocaust to slavery in the American south?

Hannah Critchlow - Are we really the masters of our own destiny? Leading Cambridge neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow shows how far our future is already hardwired in our brains. The Science of Fate revolutionises the way we understand our species and ourselves.

Pico Iyer - For years, leading travel writer, Pico Iyer has split his time between California and Nara, Japan, where he and his Japanese wife, Hiroko, have a small home. But when his father-in-law dies suddenly, calling him back to Japan earlier than expected, Iyer begins to grapple with the question we all have to live with: how to hold on to the things we love, even though we know that we and they are dying.

Johny Pitts - TV presenter, writer and photographer Johny Pitts - takes us on a tour of what it means to be Afropean - an on-the-ground documentary of areas where Europeans of African descent are juggling their multiple allegiances and forging new identities. Here is an alternative map of the continent, taking the reader to places like Cova Da Moura, the Cape Verdean shantytown on the outskirts of Lisbon with its own underground economy, and Rinkeby, the area of Stockholm that is eighty per cent Muslim.

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