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Thursday 14 December

UEA Live: Leo Hunt

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Thursday 14 December

UEA Live: Leo Hunt

Unfortunately, due to unavoidable circumstances, this event has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Leo Hunt graduated from UEA in 2014 with a First in Creative Writing and American Literature. He is now a full-time writer. His first novel, Thirteen Days of Midnight, was published in summer 2015 and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Prize 2016.

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Thursday 14 December
Dragon Hall

Doors 6.30pm, for 7pm start

Free entry

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Monday 22 January

Should we edit genes?

The enzyme CRISPR-Cas9, which gives scientists the ability to cut and splice genes in plants, animals and humans, is a transformative technology. Wendy Harwood from the John Innes Centre will discuss the use of new gene editing technology in agriculture looking at how this could contribute to improved agricultural crops for the future, while Norwich Medical School’s Tom Shakespeare will discuss the possible impact of gene editing on human disease, and the ethical questions this raises.

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Monday 22 January
The Forum, Norwich

7.30 - 9.30pm

Free entry - booking essential

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Thursday 25 January

UEA Live: Cults, Communes, and Childhood

Featuring Eleanor Wasserberg, author of the dystopian novel Foxlowe, and special faculty guest reader, Rebecca Stott.

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Thursday 25 January
Dragon Hall

Doors 6.30pm, for 7pm start

Free entry

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Thursday 15 February

UEA Live: Joe Dunthorne

Joe Dunthorne is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA at UEA. His debut novel, Submarine, won the Curtis Brown Award, was shortlisted for the Wodehouse Prize and Commonwealth Writers Prize, and was longlisted for the Wales Book of the Year and the Desmond Elliot Prize.

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Thursday 15 February
Dragon Hall

Doors 6.30pm, for 7pm start

Free entry

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Monday 26 February

A new age of anxiety?

With an epidemic amongst young people in depression and anxiety, and policy-makers now looking at ways of addressing public wellbeing, we ask if we are living in a new age of anxiety.

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Monday 26 February
The Forum, Norwich

7.30 - 9.30pm

Free entry - booking essential

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Thursday 8 March

UEA Live: International Women’s Day Edition

Featuring Joanna Waslh, Sophie Collins and special faculty guest reader, Naomi Wood.

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Thursday 8 March
TBC

Doors 6.30pm, for 7pm start

Free entry

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Monday 23 April

Who's afraid of populism?

The election of Donald Trump, the threat of populists in France and the Netherlands – not to mention in Poland, Hungary and Turkey – has caused some to fear for the health of liberal democracy itself. Why are so many disengaged from or dismayed by their legislators and governments? Is populism a challenge or an opportunity?

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Monday 23 April
The Forum, Norwich

7.30pm

Free entry - booking essential

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Thursday 3 May

UEA Live: Imogen Hermes Gowar

Imogen Hermes Gowar won the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholarship to study for an MA in Creative Writing at UEA. She won the Curtis Brown Prize for her dissertation, which became her debut novel, The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock. An early draft was a finalist in the MsLexia First Novel Competition 2015, and it was also one of three entries shortlisted for the inaugural Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award.

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Thursday 3 May
TBC

Doors 6.30pm, for 7pm start

Free entry