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Among our attractions for 2006 were January events with actor F. MURRAY ABRAHAM, who recalled some of his most rewarding roles, biographer CHARLES BEAUCLERK, who introduced his new volume about Nell Gwyn, and historian TAYLOR BRANCH, who celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. February emerged as world-affairs month, with journalist JENNIFER MILLER focusing on the Middle East and Ambassador WOLFGANG ISCHINGER discussing Germany's foreign policy. We also heard author E.R. BRAITHWAITE provide background for To Sir, With Love. In March we enjoyed a luncheon with DEBORAH TANNEN, who focused on the communication problems that are peculiar to mothers and daughters. As spring arrived, we relished programs with MOLLY SMITH, Artistic Director of ARENA STAGE, with curator JULIUS BRYANT of the VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, and with LADY WALTON, widow of composer Sir William Walton. In April we commemorated the 40th anniversary of a CHURCHILL STATUE that adorns the BRITISH EMBASSY, and in May we delighted in a reception there as guests of SIR DAVID MANNING and LADY MANNING. During the summer we revisited The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer with biographers KAI BIRD and MARTIN SHERWIN. As we moved into autumn, we heard Washington Post critic MICHAEL DIRDA talk about Book by Book, his latest publication, and we visited Lincoln's Other White House with historian ELIZABETH SMITH BERNSTEIN. October provided an occasion to chat with journalist RON ROSENBAUM about The Shakespeare Wars. And November featured programs with playwright MICHAEL FRAYN, historian GARRY WILLS, and lexicologist PAUL DICKSON. Meanwhile we treated our attendees to concerts by the choirs of Oxford's MAGDALEN COLLEGE and London's WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL. Once again, two of our programs were covered by C-SPAN.

For more detail see January 2006, February 2006, March 2006, April 2006, May 2006, June 2006, July 2006, September 2006, October 2006, and December 2006. For information about related events in other years, visit 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007.