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1:00 pm

I, Maybot : John Crace & Political satire RBF

November 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Assemby Roxy, Main Stage, 2 Roxburgh Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9SU United Kingdom
Free - £9.99

'The Maybot is rebooted as strong and humble. Stumble for short.' Kicking off the weekend early is the Guardian's parliamentary sketch writer John Crace, who joins us for the launch of his new book I, Maybot - The Rise and Fall. John Crace has witnessed and waspishly recorded the strong and stable leadership provided by …

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4:00 pm

Building a Fairer Society : Annie Miller, Ruth Patrick & Mary Mellor (RBF)

November 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free - £5

Austerity, a response to the aftermath of the financial crisis, continues to devastate contemporary Britain. Economist Annie Miller, academic Mary Mellor and researcher Ruth Patrick are three of Britain’s leading, and most incisive minds on social policy. Annie Miller, in A Basic Income Handbook exhaustively examines and explains what basic income is and how to …

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6:30 pm

Book Fair Highlight : Michael Rosen (RBF)

November 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free - £16.50

Michael Rosen, children's laureate from 2007-2009, is one of the most beloved and acclaimed figures in contemporary British children’s literature. Michael is the author of 140 books, including classics such as We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Michael Rosen’s Sad Book. He is also an outspoken radical lefty, and has actively campaigned on issues …

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8:30 pm

Scotland Today, Scotland Tomorrow with Gerry Hassan (RBF)

November 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Assemby Roxy, Main Stage, 2 Roxburgh Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9SU United Kingdom
Free - £5

A thought-provoking panel on the state and future of Scotland chaired by the ever compelling Gerry Hassan. Gerry will provide context from his latest book A Nation Changed?: The SNP and Scotland Ten Years On before chairing a discussion on the Scotland we are today and where we might be headed. Gerry Hassan is a leading …

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