Durham celebrates Thinking About Almost Everything
In early March, Durham University will be celebrating the launch of its new book Thinking About Almost Everything. The launch event on 5 March 2009 will see Bill Bryson in conversation with a number of the book's contributors, offering the audience a unique opportunity to learn more about the original thinking being carried out across the Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Arts and Humanities here in Durham.
For further details of the launch visit: www.durham.ac.uk/ias/publications/thinkingaboutalmosteverything.
The book contains a collection of short but challenging essays from over 60 Durham academics, and is designed to communicate, in a lively and accessible manner, authoritative work on a wide range of ‘real issues'. The book's aim is not to instruct but rather to catalyse further thought and interest. Edited by two Directors of Durham's Institute of Advanced Study, Professor Ash Amin and Professor Michael O'Neill, the book is intended to enliven public curiosity, spark new thinking, and, in doing so, demonstrate that universities can play a role in shaping public opinion.
Thinking About Almost Everything will be published by Profile Books in March. Pre-order your copy now at a specially discounted price. Go to www.durham.ac.uk/ias.