Event: Superfreakonomics Live!

With super smart thinking and great storytelling Superfreakonomics Live! challenges the way we think, explores how people respond to incentives and shows the world for what it really is… super freaky.

Superfreakonomics Live!

An Evening with Stephen Dubner

Monday 21 June, 7.30pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
£16, £21

The best-selling Freakonomics, was a worldwide sensation, selling over four million copies in 35 languages and changing the way we look at the world. Superfreakonomics is bigger, bolder and more controversial.

Stephen J. Dubner is the former writer and editor at The New York Times Magazine, author of Turbulent Souls (Choosing My Religion), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and the children’s book The Boy With Two Belly Buttons.

Join him as he reveals a whole new way of looking at the world.

Book here.

Tonight: KATHERINE SWIFT, The Morville Hours

The Liverpool Literature Seminars

A treat for gardeners, country-lovers, medievalists, and anyone needing an inspired break from their revision…

Katherine Swift
The Morville Hours

Tuesday 18th May, 5.15 pm
Rendall Lecture Theatre 9

University of Liverpool

Katherine Swift lives at The Dower House, Morville Hall in Shropshire. She worked as a rare book librarian in Oxford and Dublin before becoming a full-time gardener and writer in 1988. Spanning thousands of years, The Morville Hours (2008) takes the form of a medieval Book of Hours. It is a meditative journey through the seasons, but also a journey of self-exploration. It is a book about finding one’s place in the world and putting down roots.

All welcome. Drinks to follow.
Contact Alexandra Harris if you would like more information: alexandra.harris@liv.ac.uk.

Event: The Reading Revolution at Hay Festival

‘The Reading Revolution’

Hay Festival, Thursday 3 June 2010, 5.15pm
Venue: Elmley Foundation Dream Stage (event 266)

Get Into Reading is a unique read-aloud model that connects people, improves wellbeing and inspires minds.

Join Dr Jane Davis (Director of The Reader Organisation), author Blake Morrison and Dr David Fearnley (Medical Director, Mersey Care NHS Trust) at Hay Festival in a conversation about The Reader Organisation’s work to bring about a Reading Revolution.

Get Into Reading is one of the most significant developments to have taken place in Mersey Care NHS Trust and mental health practice in the last ten years. Dr Fearnley

Book your tickets here.