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The sun has half our office back on their bikes - are you? Read the preface to Colin O'Brien's Giro d'Italia to get in the cycling mood.

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Henry Nicholls' new book is a memoir of narcolepsy and a fascinating exploration of sleep disorders. Read the prefact

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Founder of The Velominati & co-author of The Hardmen Frank Strack tells us about some of the toughest cyclists of all time.

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Author, journalist and veteran politician Chris Mullin has been centre stage for many a political calamity over the last thirty years. In this fascinating talk, he outlines what makes a political disaster, and what can follow in its Author, journalist and veteran politician Chris Mullin has been centre stage for many a political calamity over the last thirty years. In this fascinating talk, he outlines what makes a political disaster, and what can follow in its wake.
Environmentalism 2.0 Caroline Lucas discusses the future of the environmental movement with author Tony Juniper, whose new book, Rainforest, draws on his many years' experience as a frontline campaigner.
Mary Shelley lived at the cutting edge of the Romantic zeitgeist. From revolutionary politics to emotional experiment, from public science to educational theory, her generation explored what makes the human self. Examining the records left behind for traces of Mary's own self is a project in keeping with Romantic ideas about 'the instruments of life'. Fiona Sampson, a prize-winning poet and author, will talk about how writing the psychological biography In Search of Mary Shelley helps her understand the teenager who produced Frankenstein and its astonishingly contemporary archetypes. A drinks reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition of the same name will be held in the Wordsworth Museum after this talk - all attendees are welcome to come along.

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