"Being set on the idea
Of getting to Atlantis,
You have discovered of course
Only the Ship of Fools is
Making the voyage this year. – W H Auden”
Alan Taylor has a long history as a journalist with The Scotsman, where he rose to be the deputy and then managing editor.
The Gewandhausorchester of Leipzig is one of the most established orchestras in Germany (it was the first orchestra in the world to play the complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies in 1825-26) and Herb
Jonathan Dimbleby had Magnus Linklater in the chair for this Experian event looking at 'Where World War Two was Won'.
Political scientist Matthew Goodwin introduced his book "UKIP" by explaining that the book really came about as a result of the growing Eurosceptic feeling in the country.
For half an hour Sarah Connolly CBE entranced us as she sung six of Alma Mahler's lieder, German romantic songs.
Premiered off Broadway in 2002, "The Last Five Years" by Jason Robert Brown covers the all American, tragic-romantic territory beloved by Woody Allen, about Jamie Wellerstein, a talented young Jewish
A group of con-artists, pimps, prostitutes and cuckolds come blinking into the light after 400 years.
With a hearty Edinburgh reception, Sir Vincent (Vince) Cable took his seat with Phil Harding who was in the chair for this session.
Ruby Wax came into the auditorium to resounding applause and clearly revelled in the very supportive welcome that she received.