Banned Books Week - Standing With Salman

Banned Books Week - Standing With Salman

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 28th Sep 2017

Nearly 20 years after Salman Rushdie was forced into hiding following the publication of The Satanic Verses, pro-Rushdie campaigners Melvyn Bragg, Frances D’Souza and Caroline Michel re-unite to talk about their fight for freedom of expression then and now. They are joined by activist and writer Sara Khan and Lisa Appignanesi who will chair the conversation. With archive recordings of Salman Rushdie reading from The Satanic Verses.

Lisa Appignanesi is a writer, novelist and cultural commentator. She is currently Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, having been elected as a fellow in 2015 and Visiting Professor in Literature and Medical Humanities, King’s College London. She has previously held the roles of President of English PEN and Chair of the Freud Museum in London as well as the Deputy Director of London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Melvyn Bragg is an acclaimed writer and broadcaster. He has worked as a presenter for both the BBC and the ITV presenting The South Bank Show for the latter, from 1978 until 2010, and the discussion series I on Radio 4 since 1998. He won the W H Smith Literary Award in 2000 for his novel The Soldier’s Return, was made a life peer in 1998 and is currently Chancellor of the University of Leeds.

Frances D’Souza is a scientist and life peer in the House of Lords. Previous to joining the House of Lords in 2004 she worked as a research fellow for the Nuffield Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition and as a lecturer at both the LSE and Oxford Brookes University. She was convenor of the Crossbench Peers in the House of Lords from 2007 to 2011 and was elected Lord Speaker serving from 2011 to 2016.

Sara Khan is co-founder and director of Inspire, a counter-extremism and women’s rights organization set up with the aim of challenging gender inequality and Islamist extremism within Muslim communities. She has been involved with several high-profile campaigns including ‘Jihad Against Violence’ and the anti-Isis #makingastand. She has written for the national press, appeared on television and radio, and is co-author of the book The Battle for British Islam: Reclaiming Muslim Identity from Extremism.

Caroline Michel has been the CEO of Peters Fraser and Dunlop literary agents since 2007. Before that she headed up the William Morris Agency in London for three years. She has over 25 years’ worth of experience in the industry and ran both Vintage at Random House and Harper Press at HarperCollins. She is Chair of the Hay Literary Festival, Chair of the BFI Trust and a Trustee of Somerset House.

Enjoy food and drink purchased from the Knowledge Centre Bar from 18.00 and after the event until the Bar closes at 22.00.

In partnership with The Royal Society of Literature, Free Word and Islington Library and Heritage Services

Cost: £10


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website

2017-09-28 2017-09-28 Europe/London Banned Books Week - Standing With Salman Melvyn Bragg and guests reflect on their fight to end the fatwa against Salman Rushdie https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/09/28/banned-books-week-standing-with-salman-152174 The British Library,96 Euston Road, London, London,

See more events on the same day or today, tomorrow or rest of Sep


Location

The British Library,

96 Euston Road, London,
London,
NW1 2DB

Google Map of The British Library

Nearest tube and train stations to The British Library

Piccadily
Metropolitan
Hammersmith & City
Northern
Circle
Victoria
Mainline Terminus
Northern
Victoria
Mainline Terminus
Metropolitan
Hammersmith & City
Circle

More local events coming soon

Free  
Somerset House presents two summer weekends of distinctive contemporary circus, hip hop dance and music.
12:00 AM
Free  
Somerset House presents two summer weekends of distinctive contemporary circus, hip hop dance and music.
12:00 AM
£15  
British Museum Curator Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis will look at the magic of ancient Persia from 550 BC to AD 651 and discuss the intricate connection between kingship and religion,
12:00 AM
£19  
Take an irreverent and amusing look at the not-so-famous people who have been unfairly consigned to the dustbin of history.
12:00 AM
£10  
Join leading language authorities to reflect on the state of, and attitudes towards, English grammar and vocabulary
9:30 AM
Free  
London's lost buildings – from coaching inns and horse markets to riverside mansions and gin palaces – are the focus of a this exhibition.
9:30 AM
Free  
London's lost buildings – from coaching inns and horse markets to riverside mansions and gin palaces – are the focus of a this exhibition.
9:30 AM
Free  
London's lost buildings – from coaching inns and horse markets to riverside mansions and gin palaces – are the focus of a this exhibition.
9:30 AM
Free  
London's lost buildings – from coaching inns and horse markets to riverside mansions and gin palaces – are the focus of a this exhibition.
9:30 AM
£22  
Join the London Fortean Society in London’s dark heart for a day of modern monsters and urban myth including Spring-heeled Jack, Cthulhu, Slender Man, subterranean London folklore, the Crying Boy and more.
10:00 AM
£16  
Second walk of a 2-part series for LFA2018 exploring the multiple identities and shapeshifting characters of the landscape between Trafalgar Square and Temple to reveal London's mighty North Bank through its best kept architectural secrets and spectacular sleeping giants. With guest contributions from authors, egyptologists and historians!  ()
10:30 AM
£5  
The London Gaming Market is a place to buy retro video-games, board games and merchandise all in one place.
11:00 AM
£5  
The London Gaming Market is a place to buy retro video-games, board games and merchandise all in one place.
11:00 AM
£7  
Chance to tour an Art Deco Town Hall on Upper Street
11:00 AM
Free  
With an experienced tour guide, our Tours are for people wanting to find out what's in our Library and Archives.
11:00 AM
Free  
With an experienced tour guide, our Tours are for people wanting to find out what's in our Library and Archives.
11:00 AM
Free  
With an experienced tour guide, our Tours are for people wanting to find out what's in our Library and Archives.
11:00 AM
£16.52  
Survey London’s shifting landscape of power and witness a court of law in action on this engaging and provocative take on English constitutional, political and legal history.  ()
11:00 AM
£12  
Explore the streets of Holborn with Jo who grew up here
11:00 AM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.  ()
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.  ()
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.  ()
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.  ()
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.  ()
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.  ()
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.  ()
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.  ()
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.  ()
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.  ()
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.  ()
12:15 PM