Free University returns to the Park

June 16, 2010

The Free University of Glastonbury, the Festival’s very own literary tent, returns for a second year after making its debut in 2009. Based in HMS Sweet Charity in the Park it throws opens it doors again for a mind expanding series of lunchtime talks featuring some of the UK’s leading writers and free thinkers. The line-up for 2010 is below:

Compere: Dan Kieran
Alex Bellos and Lana Citron ‘The Power of X’ A talk on Maths and Kissing 11am
Gavin Pretor-Pinney talks about his new book The Wavewatcher’s Companion 11.30am
Tom Hodgkinson leads a mass ukulele jam 12.15pm
Will Hodgkinson discusses the nature of folk music 1.15pm

Compere: Matthew De Abaitua 11am
Rob Chapman talks about his biography of Syd Barrett 11.30am
John Niven reads from his novel The Amateurs 12.15pm
Peter Hook Joy Division and New Order’s bass player in conversation 1pm

Compere: Ben Moor
Hamish McRae the compost toilet guru talk about Haiti 11am
Joseph Piercy and Giles Coghlin a history of the world in 5 and 1/2 drinks 11.45am
Tony White on rediscovered Edwardian science fiction 12.15pm
Laura Barton talks about her new novel Twenty-One Locks 1pm

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