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About the session
Women through the ages have been ambitious. They have challenged norms, set examples and have contributed to the fields of art, medicine and science, even though history doesn't always seem to remember them.  

Join us as we celebrate two women who have had prolific careers in their respective fields. Award winning author, creative director and former copywriter with a background in science, Bonnie Garmus, and actor, producer and film critic, Ira Dubey, discuss Garmus' debut novel, Lessons in Chemistry - a hilarious and empowering tale of a chemist-turned-cooking-show-host.
 
Tuesday, 30th January, 6:30 PM!  Mark your calendars, you wouldn't want to miss this conversation that most definitely serves up some compelling food for thought.
About the book
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Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, she would be the first to point out that there is no such thing. But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very unscientific view of equality. Forced to leave her job at the institute, she soon finds herself the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show, Supper at Six.

But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn't just teaching women to cook. She's daring them to change the status quo. One molecule at a time.
About the speakers
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Bonnie Garmus is a copywriter and creative director who has worked widely in the fields of technology, medicine and education. She is an open-water swimmer, a rower, and mother to two wonderful daughters. Born in California and most recently from Seattle, she currently lives in London with her husband and her dog, 99. Her first novel, LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY, is a No.1 Sunday Times and No. 1 New York Times bestseller. It was voted Hay Festival Book of the Year by readers, won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Debut Novel and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize. Bonnie Garmus also won Author of the Year at the British Book Awards. Translated into more than forty languages, it has been adapted as an Apple TV series starring Brie Larson.
Ira Dubey
Ira Dubey is a theatre and film actor, voiceover artist, television host, producer and film-critic. With over a dozen theatrical productions under the Primetime Theatre Co., led by artistic director Lillete Dubey, Ira has performed in notable plays such as 30 Days in September by Mahesh Dattani, Girish Karnad's Wedding Album, and Heather Raffo’s one-woman show 9 Parts of Desire.
Some of her other iconic roles on stage include Laura in Tennessee Williams' Glass Menagerie, Portia in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, and Nora in Ibsen's A Doll's House
She has also gone on to work in films such as Aisha, Shehjar, Dear Zindagi and was nominated for a Filmfare Best Actress award for her performance in the short film, Bin Bulaye in 2019 and again for Best Supporting actress for the web show, Potluck in 2022. 
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