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Now displaying: June, 2017
Jun 29, 2017

What are the challenges and opportunities for libraries in the 21st century? Can they offer anything more than cafés with free Wi-Fi?  Director of the British Library, Roly Keating, and Head of Collections at the National Library of Israel, Aviad Stollman, discuss vital issues including open access, provenance of collections, acquisition challenges, digital preservation, public engagement and the importance of libraries as civic hubs.

This event took place on Sunday 26 February 2017.

Jun 26, 2017

Azriel Bermant’s Margaret Thatcher and the Middle East presents a fresh analysis of Britain’s role in the Middle East, based on recently declassified papers. Bermant questions claims that the Prime Minister sought to counter the Foreign Office’s Middle East policy, and maintains that Thatcher was in close agreement with the Whitehall bureaucracy on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Thatcher is revealed to be at odds with Reagan’s administration over key issues and a new angle is offered on the debate surrounding the legacy of the Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate in Palestine.

He is in conversation with journalist and editor Stephen Pollard.

In association with The Jewish Chronicle.

This event took place on Sunday 26th February 2017.

Jun 22, 2017

Adina Hoffman’s Till We Have Built Jerusalem is a stunning rumination on memory and forgetting, place and displacement. A biographical excavation of one of the world’s great troubled cities, it is a riveting and intimate journey into the very different lives of three architects who helped shape modern Jerusalem: celebrated Berlin architect Erich Mendelsohn; Palestine’s chief government architect from 1922-1937, Austen St. Barbe Harrison; and the possibly Greek, possibly Arab, architect Spyro Houris. Till We Have Built Jerusalem uncovers the ramifying layers of one great city’s buried history. Adina Hoffman talks to Middle East expert Ian Black.

Sponsored by the Jerusalem Foundation.

This event took place on Sunday 26 February 2017.

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