One Day in the City

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One Day in the City Videos 2012

Evening Talk

Conceptual City: A Neurological and Literary Journey through Will Self's psychogeography

In this fascinating and unusual panel, chaired by Greg Dart (UCL English), Will Self is shown an MRI of his brain by Hugo Spiers (UCL Neuroscience). The neurological and literary implications of this are then discussed with Sebastian Groes (Roehampton English).  More...


One Day in the City, 2012: Highlights

On 15 June 2012, UCL English Department held their first celebration of London and Literature.  The event, organized in conjunction with the Bartlett, was sponsored by the Man Booker Prize; it was free and open to the public, and attracted a crowd of over 600. Writers participating included A.S. Byatt, Alan Hollinghurst, Will Self, and Iain Sinclair.  More...

Morning Talk

The Man Booker Prize Evening

Dame A.S. Byatt and Alan Hollinghurst in conversation with John Mullan. Both authors read excerpts of their favourite London writing and discuss how the city influences and inspires their writing and their lives. More...