What’s On: North East Literature and Book Events in September 2019

Okay, so we know you're on the edge of your seats waiting for the launch of Durham Book Festival next month. But to keep you going before then, this September still sees plenty of book-based activities in Durham, Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland and around the North East. Make sure you subscribe or submit your event to... Continue Reading →

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New Podcast: Wandering Across Scandinavia in Egils Saga

An island nation that wants to be involved in the politics of wider Europe, but also removed from it. A fractious debate over power, sovereignty, the rule of law. The experiences of emigrants and immigrants. Not a potted summary of twenty-first-century political events, but rather of the themes raised by the thirteenth-century Icelandic poem, Egil's... Continue Reading →

Future Memory and Circular Time in Charles Dickens’ ‘The Signal-Man’ (Public Lecture, 11th September)

Charles Dickens' short story 'The Signal-Man' is hauntingly terrifying and intellectually complex. Claire Ashworth explains how Dickens' vision of time predicts the psychology of Freud, in the fourth Late Summer Lecture. Free and open to all, from students and schools to members of the public. When: 11th September, 17.30-18.30 Where: Alington House Community Association Reserve... Continue Reading →

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