I am delighted to say that I am going to be giving some lectures in the UK next week.. ..on the subjects discussed in my new book. The first is in London on Tuesday March 10th, 6pm at the RSA. (The Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufacture.. and pretty much everything else than any wholesome Victorian would want to encourage). The RSA’s Great Room is gorgeous. It has a fabulous series of paintings on the theme of “Progress” by James Barry, featuring earnest thinkers and many scantily clad young women whose main hope appears to be that The Progress of Human Culture is going to give them something more substantial to wear than a precariously secured bedsheet. The mural is worth the price of admission alone (free but you must register). The RSA’s bar is pretty nice too….
Following that, on Thursday March 12, I will be in Cambridge giving the first Arcadia Lecture on Cultural Agoraphobia and the Future of the Library . The Arcadia Project explores the role of academic libraries in a digital age. It is advised by the Open University’s John Naughton who is the author of A Brief History of the Future: From Radio Days to Internet Years in a Lifetime and the person behind Memex 1.1.
Dates and Times:
10th March, 2009 London
12 March, 2009, Cambridge
Where:Lee Hall, Wolfson College, Cambridge University
Thursday 12 March 2009, 6pm-7:15pm