October Blackwell’s Events

We have a veritable feast of exciting events coming up over the next few months, with a wide range of subjects that span topics as far reaching as the nature of life and death, to an exploration of largely forgotten English words.

The Autumn Events Season kicked off with the wonderful Sebastian Faulks and his new novel, ‘A Possible Life’, and moved on to an incredibly thought-provoking (and sold out!) panel discussion on Israel and the Arab Spring, with Ilan Paper, Eugene Rogan and Avi Shlaim. As we look forward to the rest of October and beyond, there is lots more to come from one of our most captivating programmes of events yet.

Tomorrow, on Thursday 18th October, we have the Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Applebaum, coming in to talk about her new title, ‘Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56’. At a time when a number political regime changes are occurring around the world, ‘Iron Curtain’ is a timely reminder of the fragility of all societies. We still have tickets left for this talk, but it promises to be extremely popular – so get in early while you still can!

Then on Wednesday 24th October, one of Britain’s foremost political commentators, Seumas Milne will be joining us to discuss his latest book, ‘The Revenge of History’. It offers a compelly perspective on the shape of the emerging politics of the future and the convulsions that have brought us to today’s crisis.

Thursday 25th October sees Oxford’s Kicking the Bucket festival come  to Blackwell’s, as our panel of thinkers and writers discuss Life and Death. Nigel Warburton, Roman Krznaric and Neel Burton will be dicussing the question, ‘What is a good life and how should we live it?’.

One of our true highlights for Autumn, Sir David Attenborough will be joining us on Monday 27th October at 4:30pm. He will be signing copies of his new book, ‘Drawn from Paradise’. The book depicts Sir Attenborough’s journey through the cultural history of the birds of paradise, one of the most intriguing families of birds. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to seeing you at one – or more – of these fabulous events very soon!

All tickets can be obtained by telephoning or visiting our Customer Service Department, Blackwell Bookshop, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 333623. Alternatively, please email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk

All events take place at Blackwell’s Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford, and cvost £3, unless otherwise stated.

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