One Day in the City: 15 June 2012


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Darwin Lecture Theatre

Malet Place

Darwin B05

Malet Place

Gustave Tuck LT
Wilkins Building

13.00 – 13:50

“London, Literature and Hidden Voices”: Spoken Word Lecture

John Agard

13:00 - 13:30


Matthew Beaumont: London at Night

13:30 - 14:00

Richard North: Geoffrey Chaucer and the East End

13:00 - 13:50
First Story Opening: Performances by Bridget Minamore and Anthony Anaxagorou

14:00 – 14:50

“George Orwell and London”

D.J. Taylor in conversation with Michael Sayeau

14:15 – 14:45   


Jonathan Coe: Henry Fielding

14:00 – 15:00

Kings Cross Regeneration: Anne Howeson, Joe Kerr, Matthew Beaumont

15:00 – 16:00

Two Novelists: Two Cities

Jonathan Coe and David Lodge in conversation with Julia Jordan

15:00 - 15:30


Zoe Hawkins: Milton and London

15:30 - 16:00   


Greg Dart: Keats and the Suburbs


16:10 – 16:45   


Mark Ford: T.S. Eliot in London

16:00 – 17:30

First Story Student Presentations

17:00 – 18:30

Is it Something I Said?: Scurillous or Taboo Language

Will Self, India Knight, Tim Clare and John Sutherland


19:00 – 20:30

Harper’s Bazaar Evening: London as Novel Setting

Kazuo Ishiguro and John Mullan

WARNING: Due to the popularity of this event, bookings made here are not an absolute guarantee of entry, so to avoid disappointment get there early.