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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

How Not to Be a Boy

10th October 2017, 19:30 to 20:30, Gala Theatre, Robert Webb and Simon James

Award-winning comedian and actor Robert Webb visits Durham Book Festival to introduce his new memoir, How Not to Be a Boy.

Hilarious and heart-breaking, How Not To Be a Boy explores the relationships that made Robert who he is as a man, the lessons we learn as sons and daughters, and the understanding that sometimes you aren’t the Luke Skywalker of your life – you’re actually Darth Vader.

Robert Webb is best-known for his work in shows such as That Mitchell and Webb Look and in the acclaimed Peep Show.

Chaired by Professor Simon James.

Contact office@newwritingnorth.com for more information about this event.


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Events

We host a large number of conferences, lectures and seminars each year, many of them open to the public. Find out more on our Events page.

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Many of our public lectures, seminars and conferences are recorded, and can be listened to as podcasts.

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Next Event

  • 29th January 2021
  • Title TBC
  • Online (Zoom)
  • Dr Hannah-Rose Murray (University of Edinburgh)