Rachel Halliburton
associate editor, Avaunt Magazine; author, The Optickal Illusion: a very eighteenth century scandal

Rachel is associate editor of Avaunt Magazine. She has written on politics and culture for publications including the Financial Times, the Independent and the New Statesman. She has interviewed major international figures including Gorbachev and Kissinger and has written on subjects ranging from Macron’s digital campaign to the perils of owning a dalmatian. Her first novel, The Optickal Illusion: a very eighteenth century scandal, inspired by a James Gillray cartoon, has been shortlisted for the HWA debut crown.

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Sunday 14 October, 12:00 Frobisher 1-3
Surrogacy: undermining motherhood?

Sunday 14 October, 14:00 Cinema 1
Identity crisis