Genre: Spoken Word

Professor Robert Winston – Modifying Humans: Where Does Genetics Stop

Tue 21 Feb

Charter Theatre

History shows that humans are obsessed with their genes. Does the sequencing of the human genome really herald a new opportunity for medicine or is there a darker side that we ignore? IVF treatment...

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An Audience with Allan Beswick

Fri 24 Feb

Lancaster Suite

BBC north-west’s late night phone in presenter (formerly of Red Rose Radio) brings his one-man show to Preston Guild Hall for the first time. Witty, acerbic, argumentative and occasionally just d...

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Ruby Wax – Frazzled

Mon 6 Mar

Charter Theatre

Lakin McCarthy presents Ruby Wax - Frazzled A GUIDE TO MINDFULNESS, a forum for discussion. Ruby Wax is a much loved US born comedian, actor and writer, along with being the ‘it girl’ of ment...

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David Starkey – Henry VIII

Mon 20 Mar

Charter Theatre

Henry VIII is the only king whose shape you remember. He bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today. The Reformation is the first Brexit; his ministers ...

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Boycott & Aggers

Thu 27 Apr

Charter Theatre

“The Lennon & McCartney of cricket broadcasting” Wisden Following their first run of hugely popular events, the extraordinary odd couple return again in 2017 by popular demand to enthrall, ...

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Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards: Try Hard

Sat 10 Jun

Charter Theatre

Presented by Speakers from the Edge. Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards is a unique British sporting hero with an incredible story to tell. The world’s ninth-fastest amateur downhill speed skier went...

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Women for Life on Earth

Thu 22 Jun

Charter Theatre

Women for life on earth: the inevitability of ecofeminism. When Welsh women turned up at the RAF base at Greenham Common in 1981, they were carrying a banner that read ‘Women for Life on Earth’...

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Tue 11 Jul

Charter Theatre

SIR RANULPH FIENNES – LIFE AT THE LIMITS In Life at the Limits, Sir Ranulph Fiennes offers a personal journey through his life; from his ancestral heritage, to the present day. From light-hearted...

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