George Bernard Shaw as music and opera critic

Anthony Ogus

Anthony Ogus will provide an account of George Bernard Shaw's life in the late 1880s and early 1890s, before he concentrated on his career as a dramatist. He was then a prominent and popular music critic, writing weekly and often outrageous articles under the pseudonym Cornetto di Basso.

28th November 2019, 7:00pm

From Windscale to Hinkley Point C: a look at the past, the present and the future of nuclear power in the UK

John Harris


John Harris, in conversation with Brian Tyler, will describe his experiences and involvement with the nuclear industry over the last 60 years.

3rd December 2019, 2:30pm

Is there really a suicide crisis amongst young people?

Professor Louis Appleby


Hardly a week goes past without a media focus on the mental ill-health of young people with concerns over a “crisis” or even an “epidemic”. In particular the stories ask: is this a more suicidal generation?

3rd December 2019, 7:00pm

The eco-time capsule project: POPULATION MATTERS

Professor John Guillebaud


Environment Time-Capsules (Eco-TCs) were buried in 1994 in the Botanic Gardens at Kew, Ness, and in South Africa, the Seychelles, Mount Annan near Sydney and in Mexico.  These were designed as a Warning, an Apology and a Promise.

11th December 2019, 7:00pm

The Lit&Phil Christmas concert

Café Band


13th December 2019, 5:30pm