The Knowledge Quarter partner, The School of Life, invites KQ partners to join psychologists, historians, broadcasters and writers as they take a philosophical look at the worlds of history and literature. Psychologist Tanya Byron and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore offer 21st century advice to the debauched and megalomaniacal Romanov dynasty on 10 Feb. Later in the month, the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Life of Pi , Yann Martel, discusses the art of storytelling with BBC Radio 4’s Kirsty Lang.
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Family Therapy: Tanya Byron and Simon Sebag Montefiore
Date: Wed 10 February, from 19.00 to 21.00
Venue: Emmanuel Centre
A family therapy session with a difference, as psychologist Tanya Byron and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore delve deep into the psychology of the world’s most successful – and infamous – dynasty: the Romanovs.
From genius to madness, murder to wild sexual decadence, Lenin and the Bolsheviks to the ‘mad monk’ Rasputin, the troubles of the Romanovs leave the cast of Game of Thrones in the shade. What therapy can our experts give them?
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Life After Pi: Yann Martel on Stories
Date: Thu 18 February, from 19.00 to 21.00
Venue: Mary Ward House
In a world obsessed with the ancient narratives of money and power, great stories transmit new ideas and emotions that we would otherwise never hear. Join us as we discover what a master of world literature has to say about his life as a storyteller.
Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel ‘Life of Pi’ sold more than ten million copies worldwide. Balancing science and faith, fact and fiction, Pi’s journey showed us that we alone can determine how we grow from our experiences.
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