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An audience with Bill Bryson

(24 January 2020)

The Library is delighted to offer you an opportunity to spend some time in the entertaining company of author and former University Chancellor, Bill Bryson, as he returns to the Library that is named after him on Wednesday 29 January at 5.30pm. This is a free event, but to guarantee a seat please book a ticket in advance. Tickets are available online

Our Café is named after Bill’s popular book ‘Notes from a Small Island’ so it is especially fitting that the acclaimed author and our former Chancellor takes centre stage in our café to provide a special evening for our students and staff.

Bill is an excellent raconteur, and is known for his entertaining, funny and quirky writing and speaking. So, take an hour out from your studies and join us to hear Bill read, chat and answer questions from you, the audience.

The person who asks what Bill judges to be the best question of the evening will win a signed copy of his latest book ‘The Body: a guide for occupants’.

The café will be serving until 5.15pm, so you may wish to arrive in time to get a drink, before you settle down for what will be a special way to spend an hour or so.

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