Archive for the 'People' Category

Henry Moore and Open Air Sculpture at Kettle’s Yard

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

A fascinating talk at Kettle’s Yard last night ‘Henry Moore and Open Air Sculpture’ by Dr Jennifer Powell the senior curator at Kettle’s Yard. Dr Powell is fresh from curating the newly opened Moore Galleries at Tate Britain and gave us a fascinating insight into the idea that Moore heading up a British school of […]

Romsey Poets at Romsey Art Festival

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

As summer draws to a close I can’t help thinking what a jolly fine summer it was. There have been poems about blackberrying, actual blackberrying, trips to the seaside, tandems on the Monsal Trail and much more. There were activities galore in Cambridge of course and in particular the Romsey Art Festival was a huge […]

Stephen Hawkings, Brian Cox and Andrew Liddle rock Cambridge Cosmo 2013

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

An amazing public lecture at Lady Mitchell Hall given last night as part of the International Conference on Particle Physics and Cosmology – COSMO 2013. There was an astonishing line-up of three great physics Professors – Andrew Liddle, Brian Cox and Stephen Hawkings. Andrew Liddle a theoretical physicist talked to us about the recent PLANCK […]

Dame Margaret Anstee on J B Trend

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

I’ve just got back from the MacColl Lecture given by Dame Margaret Anstee at Clare College. The event was to open the conference ‘

Will Self at The University of Leicester

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Will Self was reading extracts from his latest book at Leicester Uni this evening and what a fun evening it was. The the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre was packed with an audience and hanging on his every word. After the reading Harry Whitehead interviewed him. It inspired me to write this poem: Will Self has […]

Your words: other objects

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

In the dark of the Judith E Wilson Drama Studio tens of tiny balloons, with minute funeral hearses attached as baskets, float silently above your heads. The room is also completely black except for a single bulb. That is how

Kate Adie charms Cambridge

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Kate Adie in conversation with Professor John Naughton at the Babbage Lecture Theatre tonight – my first real Festival of Ideas event of the year. Making no apology for being a filter between the world she sees and the people she reports it to but in such a charming way.

Laura Esquivel

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Laura Esquivel speaking at the 2nd Annual Creative Writing Lecture at Leicester Uni today. Free Entry! Come along!