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George and the Blue Moon

Event 161 Friday 3 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm Al Baraha 3, InterContinental

Authors: Lucy Hawking
Lucy Hawking is the creator of the highly acclaimed George Greenby series, in which George and his friend Annie go on adventures through space and time with the help of the supercomputer Cosmos – and with real scientific information provided by Lucy’s famous father, Professor Stephen Hawking.

Come along to this family session to find out how Lucy fits so much adventure and information into her lively books and learn more about the new instalment, George and the Blue Moon.

This session is part of the UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration led by the British Council.

Language: English, with simultaneous Arabic translation

Age Group: 9-Adult

George and the Blue Moon

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Journey to the Stars: Space Colonisation in Fact and Fiction

Event 41 Saturday 4 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm Al Baraha 2, InterContinental

“What I really want to try to achieve here is to make Mars seem possible – like it’s something we can achieve in our lifetimes.” – Elon Musk

Science fiction has presented many different visions of space colonisation, from survival stories to galaxy spanning empires. Our panel will discuss these fictional depictions and take a look at how close reality is to realising our imaginings.

Lucy Hawking is author of the George Greenby series, books that make science fun, accessible and inspiring for younger readers.

Peter F Hamilton is the author of the Commonwealth series, which features a galactic civilisation that enjoys interstellar travel, immortality and advanced cybernetics.

Ashlee Vance reports on technology and business developments and is the biographer of Elon Musk, a pioneering figure in real-life space travel.

Language: English, with simultaneous Arabic translation

Journey to the Stars: Space Colonisation in Fact and Fiction

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Student Session: Lucy Hawking

Event 704 Monday 6 March, 9am-10am Al Ras 3, InterContinental

Authors: Lucy Hawking
Is the creator of the George Greenby series, in which George and his friend Annie go on adventures through space and time with the help of the supercomputer Cosmos – and with real scientific information provided by Lucy’s famous father, Professor Stephen Hawking.

Find out how this acclaimed author fits so much adventure and information into her lively books and learn more about the new instalment, George and the Blue Moon.

Language: English

Age Group: 8+

Student Session: Lucy Hawking

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Student Session: Sana Amanat

Event 705 Monday 6 March, 11am-12pm Al Ras 3, InterContinental

“Sana’s a real-life super hero.” – Barack Obama

A household name among fans of comic books, Sana Amanat is best-known as the co-creator (with G. Willow Wilson) of Kamala Khan, the instantly beloved Muslim super hero, Ms. Marvel. As Marvel’s Director of Content & Character Development, Sana oversees Marvel’s continued efforts to expand its vast library of characters across the companies various platforms into the hands of global audiences. In addition to her Director position, Sana continues as an Editor on comic books like Captain Marvel and Hawkeye.

In this fascinating session, discover how Sana brings inspiring new characters and their narratives to life, and all about the creation of the first Muslim super hero.

Language: English

Student Session: Sana Amanat

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