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Join us on 24 October from 6.30 to 7.30 pm BST for an online discussion with John Kampfner, the Sunday Times bestselling author of Why the Germans Do It Better, on his latest book In Search of Berlin. This is an 800-year story of Berlin, a dialogue between past and present; it is a new way of looking at this turbulent and beguiling city on its never-ending journey of reinvention. John will be in discussion with Olivia Judson, an evolutionary biologist and writer.

John Kampfner is an award-winning author, broadcaster and foreign-affairs commentator. He began his career reporting from East Berlin (during the fall of the Wall) and Moscow (during the collapse of communism) for the Telegraph. After covering British politics for the Financial Times and BBC, he edited the New Statesman. He is a regular TV and radio pundit, documentary maker and author of six previous books, including the bestselling Blair’s Wars. His most recent book, Why the Germans Do it Better, was a top ten bestseller, Book of the Year in the Guardian, Economist and the New Statesman, and sold over 100,000 copies in all editions.

Olivia Judson has written for numerous publications, including The Economist, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Atlantic, and National Geographic.  Her first book, Dr Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex, has been translated into more than 15 languages, and was also made into a television show. She lives in Berlin.