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  • Gillian Darley talk about Vesuvius at the Royal Society

    Friday 25th April 2014

    Gillian Darley is a writer and broadcaster, and author of Vesuvius: the most famous volcano in the world. Commentaries on Vesuvius have, for some two thousand years, see-sawed between observers’ fascination with the phenomenon, as an...


  • Gavin Esler at the Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival

    Sat 26th April 2014

    The award-winning journalist and presenter draws upon his 30 years’ experience at the BBC to show how leaders in all fields, from politics to business, showbiz to sport, are masters at crafting stories – about themselves, their...


  • Francesca Simon at Brighton Festival

    22nd May 2014

    The lead children’s event of Brighton Festival 2014. Local children will be reading The Sleeping Army in advance, and the event is the culmination of a major campaign, where Francesca will read at the Theatre...


  • Robert Rowland Smith at How the Light Gets In

    Monday 26 May 2014

    Author of ‘The Reality Test’ Robert Rowland Smith will be speaking at HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, this May, at the event ‘Living Differently’. Most of us regard a mate for life...


  • Alison Wolf at How the Light Gets In festival

    Various dates

    Alison Wolf, author of The XX Factor: How Working Women Are Creating A New Society, will be speaking at HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, this May. 31st May – The Death of...


  • Alan Bennett at Leeds Big Bookend festival

    8th June 2014

    As part of their Alan Bennett Season Leeds Big Bookend festival is hosting An Audience with Alan Bennett. Join them at the Quarry Theatre for an afternoon in the company of one of the UK’s...



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