BBC National Short Story Award 2021
  BBC National Short Story Award 2021
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Canterbury Festival 2021

The University Bookshop is supporting the Talks Programme at the Canterbury Festival 2021 again this year. The festival takes place from 16 - 30 October and features an engaging range of talks covering everything from Anglo-Saxon Britain to bomb disposal!

The programme includes Marc Morris discussing the beginnings of England in The Anglo-Saxons; Christian Lamb, one of World War 2’s last surviving Wren Officers shares her story; and Channel Four’s Graeme Hall shares secrets of his life in dog behaviour in All Dogs Great and Small. Guardian food critic and Master Chef guest judge Grace Dent, discusses her lifelong love of food; and Peter Williams explores seventy years of broadcasting in Being There.

Timothy Brittain-Catlin takes an entertaining look at Edwardian Houses and Sir Vince Cable shares his views on political and business relations with China, in The Chinese Conundrum. Don’t miss Lighting the Fuse, as Lucy Lewis reveals the hidden world of bomb disposal training and how she came to be the UK’s first female bomb disposal expert.

As part of this year’s Science programme Television zoologist, and co-author of Back to Nature, Megan McCubbin celebrates the natural world; and Fred Pearce reveals the ways in which we can protect and allow nature to thrive in A Trillion Trees. Space commentator David Whitehouse reveals what the next half century of space exploration holds in Space 2069 and Rutherford and Fry’s Complete Guide to Absolutely Everything takes us on a journey from the origins of time and space.

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Canterbury Festival 2021
  Canterbury Festival