From Nat and Alan: Details of upcoming talks are below. Please, as ever, do pass on to individual friends and family, but please do not share this access information publicly on social media. 

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Putin’s Russia with John Kendall  Wednesday 4th November, 7.30pm – 9pm 

John Kendall is a lawyer. He was a partner in a firm of solicitors in the City of London. He is now a Visiting Fellow at Birmingham Law School. His talk tonight is based on a trip to Russia in 2018.

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A Radical Proposal for Land Ownership Wednesday 11th November, 7.30pm – 9pm

Should private ownership of land be replaced by collective public ownership and responsibility for managing the land with a Land Commission determining how land is used. Adam Forman believes this would address inequality at its core with the greatest source of wealth being land, rapidly increasing in value. Adam puts forward this radically redistributing proposal and invites your responses. Adam Forman has a lifelong commitment to reducing inequality and more recently in addressing the housing crisis in London – he lives in Hackney. Discussion chaired by Perry Walker (Talk Shop)

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Food, Farming and Biodiversity  Wednesday 18th November, 7.30pm – 9pm

Richard Priestley continues his eye-widening series of talks ‘Big Questions and Unthinkable Answers’. Richard poses the question ‘Can we feed 9 or 10 billion of us well, and also restore global biodiversity and sequester a lot of carbon’. Well sorry for the spoiler but his answer is YES and he’s going to tell you how. As almost all current farming systems are damaging soils and biodiversity, he explains that pretty much everything needs to change. There are a lots ideas, technologies and farming systems which show how we could achieve all these desired goals simultaneously and these will form the basis for Richard’s talk. It will be followed by Q&A. 

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Nineteen years of Herefordshire through the Dean’s eyes Wednesday 2nd December, 7.30pm – 9pm

The Dean of Hereford Cathedral, Michael Tavinor, has decided it is time to retire and so we have asked Michael if he would like to share his thoughts and memories on how Hereford has evolved over his tenure, what challenges both the city and cathedral have faced and what they might face in the future, before he leaves the Cathedral at the end of January. 

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Catch up on what you’ve missed….

Did you know that we have our own dedicated You-Tube channel now, with a video play-list of many of our previous discussion evenings. Catch up here! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvDLSIGgn42SmPLzXp4LBONd91jxm6nF-

Our discussion evenings are free and open to all. We hope you can make it!

Best wishes, Nat, Alan and Nigel Coordinators of the Talks and Discussions Calendar (usually!) at The Left Bank Village. Feel free to contact us: nataliawaring2@gmail.comalan@walden1.plus.com  or nigelhiggs@me.com