JERSEY OPERA HOUSE / SATURDAY 29th SEPT / 18.00
In Collusion, award-winning journalist Luke Harding reveals the true nature of Trump’s decades-long relationship with Russia. Featuring exclusive new material and drawing on sources from the intelligence community, Harding tells an astonishing story of offshore money, sketchy real estate deals, a Miss Universe Pageant, mobsters, money laundering, hacking and Kremlin espionage. This book gets to the heart of the biggest political scandal of the modern era. Russia is reshaping the world order to its advantage; this is something that should trouble us all.
‘It’s a superb piece of work, wonderfully done and essential reading for anyone who cares for his country. Amazing research and brilliantly collated.’ John le Carré
‘Luke Harding is one of the best reporters in the world and has written the definitive book on relations between Putin and Trump.’ Roberto Saviano
‘Stylish writing, meticulous research, and fact-checking… A detailed exposé of a dark world of spies, bribes, mega-money laundering, Russian mafia, and Trump cronies… A non-fiction John le Carré. Mesmerising.’ Richard Dawkins
Luke Harding is a journalist, writer and award-winning foreign correspondent with the Guardian. Between 2007 and 2011, he was the Guardian’s Moscow bureau chief. The Kremlin expelled him from the country in the first case of its kind since the Cold War. He is the author of A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia’s War with the West, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man and Mafia State as well as the co-author of WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy and The Liar: The Fall of Jonathan Aitken (nominated for the Orwell Prize.) Two of these have been made into films, Dreamworks’ The Fifth Estate based on WikiLeaks and Director Oliver Stone’s Snowden.
Luke Harding will be in conversation with Sean Dettman.
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HOW TO SURVIVE IN TEACHING WITHOUT IMPLODING, EXPLODING OR WALKING AWAY
JERSEY ARTS CENTRE / SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER / 20.30
Recent statistics show that not enough teachers are entering the profession and that too many are leaving. Teaching is facing a genuine crisis. But why is this? In her thought-provoking book, experienced teacher and leader Dr Emma Kell examines workplace stress and anxiety, conflict and ‘toxic politics’, and the other factors which lead teachers to ultimately decide to walk away.
‘This book is a love song, a battle cry, a lament for the profession to which I have dedicated almost half of my life so far, and to which I plan to dedicate myself for as long as I possibly can… Everybody needs teachers. Teachers who are wrung-out and bitter are no good to us. Teachers who are thriving do a better job than those who are exhausted, disillusioned and running on empty. Teaching is a wonderful job. Truly it is. I cannot imagine another profession in which I would laugh so much, feel triumph and disappointment so intensely, and have such a deeply ingrained sense of having a very real chance to make a difference, to make a mark on the future. But, at the moment, there is something very, very wrong with teaching in the UK. Teachers are leaving in their droves.’
Emma firmly believes there are ways to survive the increasing pressure teachers are under. This book offers a realistic, unflinching and positive perspective on the challenges and rewards of teaching.
Dr Emma Kell has 20 years’ experience as a teacher and is Head of English with senior leadership experience at a school in North London. She is also a former Head of MFL. She has written several articles and blog posts on school leadership and the pressures of teaching including through her blog and via Twitter @thosethatcan. She has recently completed a doctorate on teacher well-being and work-life balance at Middlesex University.
Dr Emma Kell will be in conversation with writer and teacher Simon MacDonald.
Event kindly sponsored by NASUWT