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What makes something a disaster? How does humanity prepare for and respond to them and how can we prevent major world events turning into disasters? Disaster experts Lucy Easthope (When the Dust Settles) and Ilan Kelman (Disaster by Choice) chat to Julia Wheeler about the very darkest days people go through, from terrorist attacks and pandemics to tsunamis and earthquakes, and the very best of humanity they also witness.


Books from the speakers in this event

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Disaster by Choice: How Our Actions Turn Natural Hazards Into Catastrophes

When the Dust Settles: Stories of Love, Loss and Hope from an Expert in Disaster


Venue

Cheltenham Ladies' College, Parabola Arts Centre

Parabola Arts Centre is located in a Grade II listed building in the glamorous Montpellier district of Cheltenham. The centre was built as a facility for students of Cheltenham Ladies’ College and to be used as a public arts centre by the local community.

The original, listed Bayshill House was transformed into a gallery, bar and foyer area. The villa also houses all the rehearsal spaces, offices, video editing suite, dance studio and library. This means that the regular activity of the building takes place in the light, beautifully restored listed building.

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