Events at Blackwell's Bookshops

  • Alison Baverstock at the Square Pig and Pen, London

    Wednesday, April 1st at 18:30
    To celebrate the release of an updated version of How to Market BooksAlison Baverstock will be joined by Richard Charkin and Clare Somerville for an evening of networking, and hearing their top tips for marketing. Tickets, and reduced price books supplied by Blackwell's, are still available for this event, and can be booked here.
  • Blackwell's Music Oxford and The Sixteen Presents: The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2015

    Wednesday, April 8th at 18:00 - 19:00
    In conjunction with The Sixteen, Blackwell's Music are pleased to invite you to a drinks reception to celebrate The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2015 and their latest CD releases. Harry Christophers will be signing CDs from 6:30pm - 7pm which is then followed by a concert at Christ Church Cathedral at 8pm. To RSVP to the drinks reception, please email luke.rickett@blackwell.co.uk or call 01865 333581. For tickets to the concert, please contact Christ Church Cathedral Box Office on 01865 305305.
  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    QUINTIN JARDINE – Last Resort

    Thursday, April 9th at 18:30 - 20:00
    Date: Thursday the 9th of April
    Time: 6.30pm
    Venue: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Join us to celebrate the publication of Last Resort, the 25th instalment in Quintin Jardine’s bestselling Bob Skinner series.

    After thirty years of service, former Chief Constable Bob Skinner faces the possible end of his police career, at its pinnacle. A quiet trip to Catalunya to contemplate his future soon takes on a different flavour when Skinner is approached by an old friend, media owner Xavier Aislado, with an unusual request. One of his business's brightest talents, Hector Sureda Roca, has vanished without a trace. Now it's up to Skinner to track him down. But as he conducts his search it soon becomes clear that another manhunt is also in progress, and that he himself is the target. While his daughter Alex fights that battle on the home front, his search for Sureda takes one sinister turn after another, until he is faced with the toughest question of all. Is natural justice sometimes the only answer?

    About the Author…
    Quintin Jardine was born once upon a time in the West: of Scotland rather than America, but still he grew to manhood as a massive Sergio Leone fan. On the way there he was educated, against his will, in Glasgow, where he ditched a token attempt to study law for more interesting careers in journalism, government propaganda, and political spin-doctoring. After a close call with the Brighton Bomb, he moved into the riskier world of media relations consultancy, before realising that all along he had been training to become a crime writer.
    Now, more than forty published novels later, he never looks back.

    Event Info…
    This event is ticketed, but tickets are FREE.

    Tickets are available in person from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8218 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

    Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH
    Teenage Book Group

    Sunday, April 12th at 14:00 - 15:00
    Date: Sunday 12th of April
    Time: 2pm
    Venue: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Do you love to read, or just want to read more?

    Then join us to talk about the latest teenage fiction and your favourite books. The teen book group meet on the second Sunday of each month, and read anything from classics to contemporary, dystopian to historical – in short, anything you fancy!

    We are currently reading Clare Furniss's The Year of the Rat

    About the book...
    Pearl’s baby sister is The Rat. She’s the reason Pearl’s mum died, the reason everything changed forever, and Pearl can’t forgive her for that. Because losing her mum is the hardest thing that has happened to Pearl and no one, not her dad, her interfering granny, her best friend – and especially not her new little sister – can break down the barriers she’s putting up. But what if Pearl’s mum isn’t completely gone? What if, somehow, she’s still here? The world may tip at any moment, Pearl knows that now. The trick is finding something to hold on to…

    Membership of the book group gives you 10% off every book we read!

    To join just email your details to: schools.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2015

    Monday, April 13th at 09:00 - 19:00
    This year's UCL Teaching and Learning Conference will be held on Monday 13 April at the UCL Institute of Education. The theme will be Connected Curriculum. The annual conference brings together staff and students – anyone, in fact, who has a stake in any aspect of learning and teaching – to share interesting ideas and experiences, forge new partnerships and collectively reflect on how to make teaching and learning truly exceptional. This year's theme is the Connected Curriculum and the conference marks the launch of a related initiative,UCL ChangeMakers. You can visit Blackwell's bookshop at the UCL Institute of Education, and you can also browse our bookstand with IOE Press and Trentham Books.
  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    The Monthly Book Quiz

    Monday, April 13th at 18:00 - 19:15
    Date: Monday 13th of April (Please note the date change)
    Time: 6pm (come early as space is at a premium)
    Venue: Caffè Nero in the Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Do you know your Waugh from your Peace, or your Meyer from your Heyer?

    Then join us for the Blackwell’s Bookshop monthly BOOK QUIZ. We will quiz you on anything from Classics to current Bestsellers, Booker Prize winners to Celebrity Biographies.

    Teams of up to five people can take part.

    It is FREE to enter, but seats are limited so please come early to secure your place. There are no tickets required for this evening of fun! …and the question on everybody’s lips is “What will this month’s Hilary Mantel question be?”

    For further information please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8237 or events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • James Charnley - "Creative License" at Blackwell's Leeds

    Thursday, April 16th at 18:30 - 20:00
    details to follow...
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS & BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    NORTHERN NEIGHBOURS – Scotland and Norway since 1800

    Thursday, April 16th at 18:30 - 20:00
    Date: Thursday 16th of April
    Time: 6.30pm
    Venue: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Edinburgh University Press invites you to join editors Lesley Riddoch and John Bryden to celebrate the publication of a new monograph - Northern Neighbours – Scotland and Norway since 1800

    How did the development of two small countries at the north of Europe, whose histories were joined from about the year 795 AD - including a 300 year alliance - nevertheless diverge sharply in the modern era? This is a topical, comparative study of the economic, social and political development of Norway and Scotland since 1800.

    This edited collection of essays covers various elements of this analysis including land ownership, politics, agriculture, industry, money and banking, local government, education, religion, access and the outdoor life, as well as several more synthetic chapters. Written as it is by historians, political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists and human geographers, the book moves beyond historical narrative, and outlines elements of a theory of divergent development between Norway and Scotland over the long term, and so towards a novel history which will be of interest to a wider audience.

    Event Info…
    This event is ticketed, but tickets are FREE.

    Tickets are available in person from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8218 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

    Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite

  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents Moving Pages: Monthly Film Book Club

    Thursday, April 16th at 18:30 - 21:30
    Love seeing your favourite books brought to life on the big screen? Dislike the way a director has changed the film to the book and want to talk about it? Each month we choose a book that has been adapted into a film, members read the book during the month in the lead up to the session, before we watch the film together. Purchase a glass of wine and some popcorn, sit back and watch the film, and then join in the discussion on the film vs. the book. This event is free to attend! Simply register in advance by email at events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or by calling our Customer Service Department on 01865 333623 before the event. We are unable to allow entry without registration, so book your place now! This month we will be reading The Ghost by Robert Harris. The Ghost was released in 2010 starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan. Unlike many other films, the script for the film was also written by Robert Harris, does this mean that it's the same as the book? Join us to find out!
  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents: Katherine Freese - 'The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter'

    Thursday, April 16th at 19:00 - 20:00
    The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe - from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars - constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. This title tells the story of the epic quest to solve one of the most compelling enigmas of modern science - what is the universe made of? Many cosmologists believe we are on the verge of solving the mystery. The Cosmic Cocktail provides the foundation needed to fully fathom this epochal moment in humankind's quest to understand the universe. Katherine Freese, a theoretical astrophysicist, is the George Eugene Uhlenbeck Collegiate Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. Tickets cost £3 and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact our Customer Service Desk Tel: 01865 333623 email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • An Evening With S.J.Watson

    Thursday, April 16th at 19:30 - 21:30
    Blackwell’s At The University Of Bradford proudly present… An Evening With S.J.Watson Thursday 16th of April 7.30pm The Small Hall, Richmond Building, The University of Bradford We are proud to announce that bestselling thriller writer S.J.Watson will be with us to read from his latest novel ‘Second Life’ and discuss the phenomenal success of his debut novel ‘Before I Go To Sleep’. Admission is free but you will need to reserve a seat. Contact Martin on 01274 905149 or email martin.kelly@blackwell.co.uk to secure your place or reserve a signed copy!
  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents: An evening with Deborah Harkness

    Friday, April 17th at 19:30 - 20:30
    We are thrilled to be welcoming Deborah Harkness into Blackwell's to celebrate her All Souls Trilogy. Beginning in the present with A Discovery of Witches, and then travelling through time in Shadow of Night, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present in The Book of Life to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception. But the real threat to their future is yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on a terrifying urgency. Using ancient knowl­edge and modern science, from the palaces of Venice and beyond, Diana and Matthew will finally learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago. Join DEBORAH HARKNESS author of the hugely successful ALL SOULS TRILOGY, as she launches the paperback of the No 1 Sunday Times and No 1 New York Times bestseller and third book in the series, THE BOOK OF LIFE.Deborah returns to Oxford where the books also begin and will talk about and answer questions on all things All Souls. Come and meet her for a lovely evening of wine and conversation. Tickets cost £5, which includes a glass of wine and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. The talk will take place on the first floor in Caffe Nero. Contact our Customer Service Desk Tel: 01865 333623 email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • Blackwell's Oxford and OFW Presents: The Oxford Folk Weekend 2015

    Sunday, April 19th at 11:15 - 16:45
    As part of this year's Oxford Folk Weekend, we are proud to present a day of folk music in the Norrington Room. The program for the day is: 11:15 - 11:45 Henry Webster & Dave Malkin 12:15 - 12:45 Moore Moss Rutter 13:15 - 13:45 Penny Kempson 14:15 - 14:45 Susanna Starling & Friends 15:15 - 15:45 Kelly Oliver 16:15 - 16:45 Ben Moss & Laurel Swift These are free performances to attend and will take place in the Norrington Room of Blackwell's Oxford. For more infomation, please visit www.oxfordfolkweekend.co.uk or call 01865 333623.
  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH
    ADULT BOOK GROUP

    Monday, April 20th at 18:00 - 20:00
    Date: Monday 20th of April
    Time: 6.30pm
    Venue: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Who says reading is a solitary pursuit? Not us! Come and join the Blackwell’s Book Group for lively, friendly book chatter. No previous experience required! We meet monthly to discuss a wide range of books — fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary, prizewinners and cult heroes—in short, whatever you fancy!

    Our current book is At the Lock of the Green Corrie by Andrew Greig.

    What is the book about?
    For many years Andrew Greig saw the poet Norman MacCaig as a father figure. Months before his death, MacCaig's enigmatic final request to Greig was that he fish for him at the Loch of the Green Corrie; the location, even the real name of his destination was more mysterious still. His search took in days of outdoor living, meetings, and fishing with friends in the remote hill lochs of far North-West Scotland. It led, finally, to the waters of the Green Corrie, which would come to reflect Greig's own life, his thoughts on poetry, geology and land ownership in the Highlands and the ambiguous roles of whisky, love and male friendship. At the Loch of the Green Corrie is a richly atmospheric narrative, a celebration of losing and recovering oneself in a unique landscape, the consideration of a particular culture, and a homage to a remarkable poet and his world.

    Future meetings...
    Our book for May is Terry Pratchett's Small Gods and in June we are reading The Blue Afternoon by William Boyd.

    We offer 10% discount on the current book to Book Group members.

    So join today! Just email your name and address details to events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH
    CHILDREN’S BOOKGROUP

    Monday, April 20th at 18:00 - 19:00
    Date: Monday 20th of March
    Time: 6.00pm
    Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Are you eight to eleven years old, with a love of books and biscuits? Become a member of our book group to enjoy a friendly hour of fiction, from both classic and contemporary Scottish writing to your own choice of favourite book. Come and discover more books to treasure!

    Membership of the book group gives you 10% off every book we read!

    We are currently reading Rosemary Sutcliff’s  The Eagle of The Ninth

    What is the book about?
    The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain - and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now ...Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return.

    To join just email your details to childrens.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • The Thoughts Of Chairmen Now - Meet the authors

    Tuesday, April 21st at 17:30 - 19:30
    A Leeds Business Confucius Institute "Meet the Authors event". Leeds University Business School, Venue TBC, Free event, registration start from 17:30. More info and register at: Event Page "Jonathan Geldart has interviewed some of the top Chinese business leaders of today- and now he is going to share their secrets with you. Who hasn’t felt overwhelmed at the size and complexity of China? You want to tap into that huge market, but you don’t know where to start. Now you can learn from a man who has been there before. Jonathan Geldart not only has a wealth of experience of developing markets in China, but can also share candid insights from top Chinese CEOs."    
  • Blackwell's Newcastle: Art for the people: William Morris and his legacy with Fiona MacCarthy at the Curtis Auditorium

    Thursday, April 23rd at 17:30
    Fiona MacCarthy's biography of William Morris won the Wolfson History Prize. Now using material from her latest book on Morris, Anarchy & Beauty, she examines his legacy, from the Arts & Crafts movement through to the Festival of Britain in 1951.
    This is a free event and no pre-booking is necessary. Further information can be found at the Insights Public Lectures website.
  • Blackwell's Oxford and Pale Blue Dot Presents: An Evening with Dave Goulson

    Friday, April 24th at 19:00 - 20:00
    Dave Goulson is an award-winning professor of biological sciences at the University of Sussex.  In 2006 he founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. His work on bumblebee ecology and conservation has led to him becoming one of the UK’s most high profile scientists. His books A Sting in the Tale (a Times and Guardian bestseller) and A Buzz in the Meadow, are the results of Goulson’s determination to ensure that his work is published in the ‘real world’ as well as scientific journals.  Both books celebrate the beauty and wonder of the natural world.  They also leave readers in no doubt that they reach the heart some of the most important issues of our times, namely farming, food production and the economy. We may see ourselves as predominantly an urban society but over 70% of the UK is farmland so the way in which land is managed has a major impact on us all.  Goulson’s research results showing the damage caused to the environment and food chains by a group of systemic insecticides has put him at odds with Governments and some of the world’s largest corporations. Pale Blue Dot is an art-science organisation collaborating with Dave Goulson to encourage debate between scientists, the food and farming industry and the public, to explore these issues and ask whether such independent research is too inconvenient for today’s business-backed policy makers. Tickets cost £3 and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact our Customer Service Desk Tel: 01865 333623 email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • Blackwell's Oxford and Irregular Folk Presents: A Night in the Norrington Room with Laura Moody and Alabaster De Plume

    Friday, April 24th at 20:00 - 23:00
    In conjunction with Irregular Folk, we proudly present a night of music in the Norrington Room. Laura Moody is an astonishing musician and singer songwriter who played Irregular Folk's "Ode to the Cello" evening two years ago and floored everyone with a quite frankly mind bending performance. Her debut album was released late last year to great acclaim. Alabaster De Plume hails from Manchester and this will be his first ever Oxford gig. He soothes, amuses, jars and inspires all in one baffling bundle. Refreshments will be available to purchase on the evening and will be supplied by Loose Cannon. Tickets are available to purchase from this link.
  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents: Matthew Caminer, Martyn Percy and Beaumont Stevenson - 'Curacies and how to survive them'

    Tuesday, April 28th at 19:00 - 20:00
    It is common knowledge that many curacies run into difficulties and that this is something people often feel constrained from discussing openly. Curacies and How to Survive Them offers readers the opportunity to listen in on a series of fast-flowing conversations between a psychologist, a theologian and a clergy spouse, which explore frequently occurring dilemmas and challenges.By highlighting issues that are not generally discussed, it will be immensely useful to people who might otherwise feel isolated and helpless. Tickets are FREE and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact our Customer Service Desk Tel: 01865 333623. For enquiries please email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • Blackwell's Portsmouth - Matt Haig - POSTPONED - Reasons to Stay Alive

    Thursday, April 30th at 00:00
    Please note this event has had to be POSTPONED.  We will confirm the new date & time as soon as possible. Bestselling author and all 'round brilliant writer Matt Haig is coming to visit our lovely bookshop and we are all rather excited. Matt's last novel The Humans (a quirky look at the human race via a very unusual protagonist) quickly became a bestseller. Matt will be reading and talking about his latest book Reasons to Stay Alive. Reasons to Stay Alive has received praise from the likes of Jo Brand and Steven Fry as a vitally important book on mental health. reasonstostayalive   Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. Please note the time & date of this event is yet to be confirmed. More details to follow here, on twitter and facebook .
  • Blackwell's Newcastle: Everyday Sexism with Laura Bates at the Curtis Auditorium

    Thursday, April 30th at 17:30
    Laura Bates began an international movement with the launch of her Everyday Sexism project, with the aim of highlighting how millions of injustices, experienced daily by women across the world, build up into one intolerable whole. Now with over 80,000 individual testimonies, she is coming to Newcastle to explain the origins of the project and charts its findings – from ‘lad culture’ in education to workplace discrimination and sexual abuse – as well as its ongoing work with schools, universities, police forces and politicians, in the fight against sexism and prejudice.
    This is a free event and no pre-booking is required. Further information can be found at the Insights Public Lectures website.
  • Blackwell's Newcastle: David Almond and Alison Light at the Culture Lab

    Thursday, April 30th at 19:15
    The Tightrope Walkers is David Almond’s second book for adults; he has won the Carnegie Medal, two Whitbreads and a Hans Christian Andersen award for his many children’s novels.
    Alison Light’s second book, Mrs Woolf and the Servants, won second prize at the Longman History Today Awards and was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. Her most recent book, Common People: The History of an English Family, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.
    Tickets for this event are £6/£4 concessions/£2 Newcastle University students and can be obtained from the Newcastle University Webstore.
  • Book Launch: The Primary Teacher's Career Handbook

    Friday, May 1st at 17:30 - 20:00
    Blackwell's at the UCL Institute of Education are delighted to be hosting the launch of a new, essential book for  primary school teachers, The Primary Teacher's Career Handbook, by Keith Richmond and Richard Greenfield. The Primary Teacher's Career Handbook is invaluable to all those in primary education. This essential and unique handbook sets out a complete and much needed career development path for primary school teachers from the stage of seeking a first appointment, through to middle management, headship and beyond. Throughout the book, teachers will be shown how to plan their career development by making their present role successful, enabling them to make a smooth progression to achieve their career aspirations. You will have the opportunity to meet and speak with the authors in our bookshop, and purchase this brand new book at a special launch discount. Refreshments will be available, and we look forward to seeing you there.
  • Blackwell's Portsmouth-Shami Chakrabarti in discussion at St Johns College

    Wednesday, May 6th at 12:00
    6th May, 12 noon, St Johns College, Free The director of Liberty, the British civil liberties advocacy organisation Shami Chakrabarti, comes to St Johns College to discuss today’s threats on our freedom. Touching on the issues raised in her new book On Liberty she will discuss why today more than ever, we need to defend our fundamental rights.
  • Book Launch: Gender Violence in Poverty Contexts

    Tuesday, May 12th at 17:30 - 19:00
    Blackwell's bookshop at the UCL Institute of Education will be hosting the launch of Gender Violence in Poverty Contexts - The Education Challenge, by Jenny Parkes. The book is concerned with understanding the complex ways in which gender violence and poverty impact on young people's lives, and the potential for education to challenge violence. Although there has been a recent expansion of research on gender violence and schooling, the field of research that brings together thinking on gender violence, poverty and education is in its infancy. This book sets out to establish this new field by offering innovative research insights into the nature of violence affecting children and young people; the sources of violence, including the relationship with poverty and inequality; the effects of violence on young subjectivities; and the educational challenge of how to counter violence. The will be refreshments available and you will have the opportunity to buy the book, usually £95, at the special discounted price of £69.  
  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    JAMES RUNCIE – Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins

    Wednesday, May 13th at 18:30 - 20:00
    Date: Wednesday the 13th of May
    Time: 6.30pm
    Venue: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Join us to celebrate the publication of the latest instalment in the Grantchester series by bestselling crime author James Runcie.

    The loveable full-time priest and part-time detective, Canon Sidney Chambers , continues his sleuthing adventures in 1960's Cambridge.

    On a snowy Thursday morning in Lent 1964, a stranger seeks sanctuary in Grantchester's church, convinced he has murdered his wife. Sidney and his wife Hildegard go for a shooting weekend in the country and find their hostess has a sinister burn on her neck. Sidney's friend Amanda receives poison pen letters when at last she appears to be approaching matrimony. A firm of removal men 'accidentally' drop a Steinway piano on a musician's head outside a Cambridge college. During a cricket match, a group of schoolboys blow up their school Science Block. And on a family holiday in Florence, Sidney is accused of the theft of a priceless painting.

    Meanwhile, on the home front, Sidney's new curate Malcolm seems set to become rather irritatingly popular with the parish; his baby girl Anna learns to walk and talk; Hildegard longs to get an au pair and Sidney is offered a promotion.

    Entertaining, suspenseful, thoughtful, moving and deeply humane, these six new stories are bound to delight the clerical detective's many fans.

    About the Author…
    James Runcie is an award-winning film-maker and the author of seven novels. Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death, the first in 'The Grantchester Mysteries' series, was published in 2012, soon followed by Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night, and Sidney Chambers and The Problem of Evil. In October 2014, ITV launched Grantchester, a prime-time, six-part series starring James Norton as Sidney Chambers. James Runcie lives in London and Edinburgh.

    Event Info…
    This event is ticketed, but tickets are FREE.

    Tickets are available in person from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8218 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

    Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy please contact Ellie Wixon on 0131 622 8239 or ellie.wixon@blackwell.co.uk

  • Blackwell's Newcastle: Kamila Shamsie in conversation with William Fiennes in the Percy Building, Newcastle University

    Thursday, May 14th at 19:15
    A God In Every Stone is Kamila Shamsie's sixth novel. Her previous novel, Burnt Shadows, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and has been translated into more than 20 languages. She is a trustee of English PEN and Free Word, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London. Peter Carey in the Observer reviewed A God in Every Stone as ‘a work of art, as human as the feel of another’s hand’.
    Tickets for this event are £6/£4 concessions/£2 Newcastle University students and can be obtained from the Newcastle University Webstore.
  • Blackwell's Newcastle: Finding Wonderland with Robert Douglas-Fairhurst at the Curtis Auditorium

    Tuesday, May 19th at 17:30
    Since its first publication 150 years ago, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has remained one of the most popular and influential children’s stories of all time. In this talk, drawing on his new book The Story of Alice, Professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst revisits the other story that lies behind the narrative in Carroll’s book: his friendship with Alice  Liddell, the real girl he transformed into a fictional heroine, and the imaginary world they created together.
    This is a free event and no pre-booking is required. Further information can be found at the Insights Public Lectures website.
  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents: How To Clone A Mammoth Beth Shapiro

    Tuesday, May 19th at 18:00 - 20:00
    Beth Shapiro, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will be talking about her research and her book How To Clone A Mammoth at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History This will be a particularly interesting talk as Beth carried out DNA research on the museum's famous Dodo, as part of her very first DNA project. Beth's groundbreaking work has appeared in numerous publications including Nature and Science and she was a 2009 recipient of the MacArthur Award. Tickets cost £5 and can be obtained by visiting the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on Parks Road, Oxford Tel: 01865 272950      
  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents Moving Pages: Monthly Film Book Club

    Thursday, May 21st at 18:30
    Love seeing your favourite books brought to life on the big screen? Dislike the way a director has changed the film to the book and want to talk about it? Each month we choose a book that has been adapted into a film, members read the book during the month in the lead up to the session, before we watch the film together. Purchase a glass of wine and some popcorn, sit back and watch the film, and then join in the discussion on the film vs. the book. This event is free to attend! Simply register in advance by email at events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or by calling our Customer Service Department on 01865 333623 before the event. We are unable to allow entry without registration, so book your place now! This month we will be reading the much loved 'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green. The film took £3.4million in its opening weekend in the UK and the book sold 633,919 copies in the UK alone last year. Don't miss out on watching this beautiful film, bring a packet of tissues with you, it is a necessity!
  • Blackwell's Newcastle: The Poetry Cure: A celebration of the work of Julia Darling at the Clore Suite, Great North Museum

    Friday, May 29th at 18:00
    Presenting new poems commissioned in celebration of Julia Darling's work on poetry and health as well as selected works from Julia's own poetry collections. As Julia herself said, 'Poetry is essential, not a frill or a nicety. It's a powerful force, which can help us through the darkest times.' The evening will be led by Cynthia Fuller and Christy Ducker and includes the launch of the 2015 Flambard Poetry Prize.
    This event is free but ticketed; tickets are available from the Newcastle University Webstore.
  • Blackwell's Newcastle: Val McDermid and Jackie Kay at the Curtis Auditorium

    Thursday, June 4th at 19:15
    Join acclaimed writers Val McDermid and Jackie Kay as they discuss the short story. As Jackie Kay says, “I think the short story is perfect for our time, and perfect for people’s time. You can read a short story in your lunch hour or before you go to sleep and it’s a complete experience. You can carry the story around with you in your head and if you put it down in a large field it should still glow because of its intensity.”
    Tickets for this event are £6/£4 concessions/£2 Newcastle University students and can be obtained from the Newcastle University Webstore.
  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents Moving Pages: Monthly Film Book Club

    Thursday, June 18th at 18:30
    Love seeing your favourite books brought to life on the big screen? Dislike the way a director has changed the film to the book and want to talk about it? Each month a book will be chosen that has been adapted into a film, members read the book during the month in the lead up to the session before we watch the film together. Purchase a glass of wine and some popcorn, sit back and watch our film of the month, then join in the after discussion on the film vs. the book. This event is free to attend! All you have to do is register in advance by email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or by calling our Customer Service Department on 01865 333623 before the event. We are unable to allow entry without registration, so book your place now! Join us as we discuss To Kill a Mockingbird and watch the award winning film, a month before the publication of Go Set A Watchman.