Dr Wendy Earle

Wendy writes on the arts and culture for spiked and is convenor of the Academy of Ideas Arts and Society Forum, which promotes open and open-ended discussion of the arts and culture and of the place of arts and culture in society. She works at Birkbeck, University of London, to promote knowledge exchange and public engagement with research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Previously she worked in educational publishing and at the British Film Institute.

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Saturday 19 October 2013, 10.30am Frobisher 1-3
Sunday 20 October 2013, 12.15pm Garden Room

Life off Earth: are the aliens out there?

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Albena Azmanova, social philosopher, political commentator and activist

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