Garner Lecture – Powsells and Thrums: The Loom of creation. A lecture by Alan Garner
|Starts:||19:30 25 Mar 2015|
|Ends:||20:30 25 Mar 2015|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre|
|How much:||£8.00 Adults
/ £6.00 Concession|
|Who is it for:||Adults|
In this inaugural lecture Alan Garner discusses the nature and role of creativity, especially in the field of language. He goes on to consider the possible origins and evolutionary need for story and art, arguing that the perceived schism between science and the humanities is false and that Jodrell Bank and all it celebrates is the visible proof.
Alan Garner is the author of classics such as the Weirdstone of Brisingamen, The Moon of Gomrath and the Owl Service, and has lived in a medieval building on a Mesolithic site, within a mile of the Jodrell Bank telescope since its early days. The lecture will be an opportunity to hear him speak publicly on how the proximity to the telescope has given him a unique sense of place and a perspective on the passage of time which is reflected in his most recent novel Boneland, set in and around Jodrell Bank.
Alan and Griselda Garner founded the Blackden Trust in 2004.
Read our blog about the Garner Lecture Series here.
The lecture is the first of the Garner Lectures, a new lecture series exploring the relationships between science and culture. It launches the opening of the Star Pavilion, a brand new facility at the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre funded by the Wolfson Foundation.
Please note that the lecture contains adult content and is unsuitable for children.
Price: £8.00 Adults
Concessions: £6.00 Concession
Travel and Contact Information
Wolfson Auditorium, Star Pavilion
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre