Britain's oldest rebel and how can we conquer pain?

Posted on 6 October 2017

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Sugar: The world corrupted from slavery to obesity
Monday 9 October
How did a simple commodity, once the prized monopoly of kings and princes, become an essential ingredient in the lives of millions, before mutating yet again into the cause of a global health epidemic?

Don't let my past be your future
Tuesday 10 October
Britain's oldest rebel comes to York to talk about his life experiences of persevering through difficult times with one's dignity and optimism intact.

How can we conquer pain?
Wednesday 11 October
Professor Peter McNaughton from King's College London presents a York Biology Lecture

Shame and attention
Wednesday 11 October
Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips join us to talk around the themes of shame and attention

Dismembered: How the attack on the state harms us all
Wednesday 11 October
Polly Toynbee and David Walker have long prowled the world of modern, dysfunctional, unequal Britain and have, on the whole, painted a disagreeable picture of it...

Michael Longley: A poetry reading
Thursday 12 October
Writers at York present Michael Longley, one of the foremost Irish and British poets of our times

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