‘I want to make the argument for poetry in our lives, whatever our discipline, whoever we are’; Reflecting on the Launch of Prospering Wisely

On Wednesday 12th of February I went had breakfast at the House of Lords. Unfortunately, I can’t pretend that this is how I generally start my Wednesdays. I was invited to these grand surroundings on business, specifically to attend the launch of a new website and publication from the British Academy: Prospering Wisely: How the… Continue reading ‘I want to make the argument for poetry in our lives, whatever our discipline, whoever we are’; Reflecting on the Launch of Prospering Wisely

A #BloomsburyFest exclusive

A #BloomsburyFest exclusive: Win a pass to see Will Self in conversation As part of the Bloomsbury Festival hosted by SAS, acclaimed author Will Self explores the link between modern urban life and mental health, and reads from his Booker prize shortlisted novel Umbrella.   Title: The Madness of the Modern City: Will Self in Conversation… Continue reading A #BloomsburyFest exclusive

The #BloomsburyFest 2013 interviews: Alex Beeching, the Orwellian Garden

In the run-up to #BloomsburyFest 2013, we are sharing a series of blog posts offering a sneak peak at this year’s line-up of performances, events, talks and workshops hosted by the School of Advanced Study. In this post we introduce Alex Beeching and his team who will be transforming the Russell Square car park of Senate House into… Continue reading The #BloomsburyFest 2013 interviews: Alex Beeching, the Orwellian Garden

Literature at #BloomsburyFest 2013: Libraries, Museums, and Archives

“to evoke a wind that blows through Senate House library, opening books and prompting unexpected stories” ————————————————————————————————————————- This year’s Bloomsbury festival contains a whole raft of events focused on what are, perhaps, the archetypal Bloomsbury institutions: libraries, museums, and archives.  Indeed there is something every day from the Tuesday (15th October) right through to the… Continue reading Literature at #BloomsburyFest 2013: Libraries, Museums, and Archives