TUESDAY 8 MAY
 
THE ESSENTIAL PARADISE LOST
10.30am
Upper Room Town Hall
£10

John Carey discusses his edited highlights of Milton’s Heaven and Hell with David Grylls: from the superhuman defiance of a ruined archangel to a pair of tragic lovers …responsible for the fate of the whole human race.
‘A celebration of a lifetime’s devotion to literature’ Financial Times
John Carey, Emeritus Professor at Oxford University, is one of our greatest living academics
His books include studies of John Donne, Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray, as well as The Intellectuals and the Masses, What Good Are the Arts? and a life of William Golding. His memoir, The Unexpected Professor, was a Sunday Times best seller.
David Grylls, Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford and a literature tutor at the University’s Department for Continuing Education, has lectured widely in the USA and Europe. He reviews contemporary fiction for The Sunday Times. His publications include books on Charles Dickens and George Gissing.
This event is sponsored by Cutts of Campden, Ford in The Cotswolds
Tel: 01386 840213 www.cuttsofcampden.co.uk


 
COTSWOLD HOUSE LUNCH WITH RORY CLEMENTS
12 noon
Cotswold House Hotel
£29

After a two course lunch with a glass of wine Rory Clements presents his latest Tom Wilde thriller: Hitler’s generals need to know Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory secrets…
Rory Clements, journalist and novelist: his Revenger won the 2010 CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award. His John Shakespeare series of novels are currently in development for TV by the team behind Poldark and Endeavour. The first Tom Wilde novel Corpus was a 2016 Sunday Times best
seller. ‘ intriguing lead character, intricate plot and fascinating historical context’ Daily Mail
Reservations with Cotswold House Hotel only
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PAUL HENRY’S POETRY WORKSHOP
1pm–4pm
Town Hall (12 places only)
£35

Includes tea and coffee + ticket to THE GLASS AISLE

New and experienced poets develop their writing in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.
‘Henry is working at the core of lyric poetry, with love and loss and the “deeper river”.’ The Poetry Review.
‘a poet’s poet … with an endlessly inventive imagination’ U.A. Fanthorpe
Paul Henry, a Writing Fellow at the University of South Wales, has presented programmes for BBC Radio Wales and Radio 3 and 4. His ten collections of poetry include Boy Running (shortlisted for the 2016 Wales Book of the Year). His work is widely anthologised.


 
THE GLASS AISLE
4.15–5pm
Town Hall
£5

Paul Henry reads from his latest collection, including songs from the performance version @theglassaisle. It moves between rage and stillness, past and present, music and silence.
‘haunting, elegiac collection, about music, and made of music.’ Gillian Clarke


 
IN SEARCH OF MARY SHELLEY
7pm
Chipping Campden School Hall
£8

Free to full-time students
Doors open 6.30pm TOKE’S Bar

To mark #Frankenstein200 Fiona Sampson writes: ‘I wanted to discover a Mary Shelley for our times: to find the girl behind the book, and to reconstruct what writing it must have been like. Her
story is every bit as archetypal as that of Mary’s two most famous characters – her life and relationships with men couldn’t be more relevant for our #MeToo era.’ The Guardian
Fiona sifts through letters, diaries and records to uncover a complex, generous character
trying to fulfil her own passionate commitment to writing when to be a woman writer was an
extraordinary and costly anomaly.
‘Sampson is as adept as Frankenstein himself, giving life to a figure who convincingly aches
and bleeds.’ The Guardian
Evening Standard London best seller A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week ‘fascinating and ambitious biography’ The Irish Times
Fiona Sampson, MBE, and prize-winning poet and writer is published in more than thirty
languages. 2005-2012 Editor of Poetry Review, Fiona is now Editor of Poem and Professor of Poetry at the University of Roehampton, where she is the Director of the Roehampton Poetry Centre. She is a Fellow and Council Member of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and the English Association, and Trustee of the Wordsworth Trust. Her publications include twenty-seven volumes of poetry, criticism and philosophy of language. Recent works include: a new edition of Percy Bysshe Shelley; The Catch; Lyric Cousins: Musical Form in Poetry; and Limestone Country.
This event is sponsored by Cutts of Campden, Ford in The Cotswolds
Tel: 01386 840213 www.cuttsofcampden.co.uk


 
MAKING THE MONSTER
8.30pm
Chipping Campden School Hall
£8

Free to full-time students
Doors open 8pm TOKE’S Bar

Kathryn Harkup, who wowed the Chipping Campden audience with her presentation of A Is For Arsenic in 2017, examines the science and scientists that influenced the teenager, Mary Shelley #WomenInSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is a 2018 media campaign. The years before 1818 saw huge advances in our understanding of the natural sciences, in areas such as electricity and physiology. Sensational science demonstrations caught the imagination of the general public, while the newspapers were full of lurid tales of murderers.
Kathryn Harkup after completing a doctorate on her favourite chemicals, phosphenes, for six years ran the outreach in engineering, computing, physics and Maths at the University of Surrey, writing talks on science topics that would appeal to bored teenagers. Now a freelance communicator, she delivers talks and workshops on the quirky side of science.
This event is sponsored by The BRI www.campdenbri.co.uk
With thanks to TOKE’S Food and Drink Te: 01386 849345
www.tokesfoodanddrink.co.uk


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