Events

Welcome to our events page. Below is a list of our current programme – please contact us for more information or if you would like to hold an event in the shop.

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Adrian Wooldridge in conversation with Thomas Harding

Thursday 30th September, 6:30pm

Thomas and Adrian will be talking about Adrian’s new book ‘The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy made the Modern World’

The book looks outside western cultures and shows what transformative effects it has had everywhere it has been adopted, especially once women were brought into the meritocractic system. Wooldridge also shows how meritocracy has now become corrupted and argues that the recent stalling of social mobility is the result of failure to complete the meritocratic revolution. Rather than abandoning meritocracy, he says, we should call for its renewal. All are welcome.


MAH-JONG at One Tree Books

Postponed until further notice

Mah-Jong expert Sheila Lucas is running a 4 week course from February 25th on a Tuesday afternoon for up to 12 people. Sessions cost £10 and are suitable for beginners and intermediate players. For more details please ask in the shop or contact Sheila directly: sheilalucasme@icloud.com


Date to be confirmed: Martin Muncaster

Book Launch: The Voice, The Face

Martin will be here to launch his memoir The Voice, The Face – a fascinating account of his life and career, as the first presenter on South Today through presenting such TV shows as Songs of Praise and working extensively on Radio 4.