Events at Blackwell's Bookshops

  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Ian Brennan - Sister Maple Syrup Eyes

    Saturday, September 5th at 15:00 - 16:00
    Grammy award winning music producer, Ian Brennan will be joining us to read from and sign copies of his new book, 'Sister Maple Syrup Eyes'.

    This is one of the first books to look at the historically under-reported perspective on rape: from the oft-forgotten 'other victim', the individual's partner. This novella explores the anguish of trying to repair a relationship that has been shattered by a violent act.

    This is a FREE event to attend and will take place in the philosophy department of the shop.

    For information and more details, please contact the customer service department on 01865 333623 or email events.oxford@Blackwell.co.uk
  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    The Monthly Book Quiz

    Monday, September 7th at 18:00 - 19:15
    Date: Monday 7th of September
    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

  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: The Oxford Business Book Club

    Monday, September 7th at 19:00 - 21:00
    Join us for the next Oxford Business Book Club meeting, where the group will be discussing 'Reframing the Leadership Landscape' by Dr Roger Hayes. Roger will be joining the group to discuss his book, which explains the importance of trust in business and how firms, large and small, need to consider all their stakeholders.

    Members of the group receive a £5 discount on the book. When purchasing your copy please inform staff you are attending to receive your discount.

    For more information and to purchase your tickets, please visit the groups website.
  • Poetry Evening at Blackwell's High Holborn

    Tuesday, September 8th at 18:30
    Blackwell's High Holborn will be hosting the launch of Frances Spurrier's new collection of poems The Pilgrim's Trail. Frances will be joined by poets Richard Skinner and Melanie Pryor for poetry readings in our cosy bookshop.
    Frances Spurrier’s poetry grabs the reader’s attention and holds it, not with showy performance, but with beautifully turned phrases; visceral images in precise language; lyrical and well-controlled lines and the ability to create haunting moments in time.
  • Heffers Presents: Book launch: ‘The Dress Shop of Dreams‘ by Menna Van Praag

    Tuesday, September 8th at 18:30

    Join us at 6.30pm on 8th September for the launch of Menna van Praag’s delightful new novel, The Dress Shop of Dreams.

    Since her parents’ mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta’s dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta’s charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passersby, but the colorfully vibrant racks of beaded silks, delicate laces, and jewel-toned velvets hold bewitching secrets: With just a few stitches from Etta’s needle, these gorgeous gowns have the power to free a woman’s deepest desires. Etta’s dearest wish is to work her magic on her granddaughter. Cora’s studious, unromantic eye has overlooked Walt, the shy bookseller who has been in love with her forever. Determined not to allow Cora to miss her chance at happiness, Etta sews a tiny stitch into Walt’s collar, hoping to give him the courage to confess his feelings to Cora. But magic spells-like true love-can go awry. After Walt is spurred into action, Etta realizes she’s set in motion a series of astonishing events that will transform Cora’s life in extraordinary and unexpected ways.

    This event is free, but please RSVP and reserve a ticket if you would like to attend.

    RESERVE A TICKET HERE

    If you are unable to attend this event but would like to reserve a signed copy of a book, please email your request to events@heffers.co.uk

  • Blackwell's Portsmouth- Scandinavian Crime Night

    Tuesday, September 8th at 19:00 - 21:00
    Three renowned authors take the stage for our Scandinavian Crime Night.
    • Gunnar Staalesen international bestseller and one of the fathers of Nordic Noir, will be reading from his acclaimed new novel We Shall Inherit The Wind. Proclaimed as the 'Norwegian Chandler' by Jo Nesbo and as one of Ian Rankin's favourite Scandinavian authors he is a writer not miss.
    We Shall Inherit The Wind - Varg Veum sits by the hospital bedside of his long-term girlfriend Karin, whose life-threatening injuries provide a deeply painful reminder of the mistakes he's made. Investigating the seemingly innocent disappearance of a wind farm operator, Varg Veum is thrust into one of the most challenging cases of his career, riddled with conflicts, environmental terrorism, unsolved mysteries and dubious business ethics. Then, in one of the most heart stopping scenes in crime fiction, the first body appears.
    • Kati Hiekkapelto, one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction, will be reading from her latest book The Defenceless, winner of the Best Finnish Crime Novel award.
    The Defenceless - When an old man is found dead on the road, seemingly run over by a Hungarian au pair, police investigator Anna Fekete is certain that there is more to the accident than meets the eye. As she begins to unravel an increasingly complex case, shes's led on a deadly train where illegal immigration, drugs and ultimately, murder threaten not only her beliefs, but her life!
    • Quentin Bates author and translator of several Scandinavian crime novels will be rounding off the evening with a Q+A about the hottest trend in crime fiction.
    This is a FREE EVENT.
  • Blackwell's Portsmouth - Literary First Aid Kit

    Wednesday, September 9th at 17:00 - 19:00
    Abbie Headon visits us to talk all things literary.
    Whether your problem is a commonplace challenge or a drastic decision, the world of literature is sure to provide an answer! Sooth your stresses with these heartfelt passages and let the beauty of the prose help you resolve the dilemmas in your life.
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Iain Pears - Arcadia

    Wednesday, September 9th at 19:00 - 20:00
    We are delighted to be welcoming art historian, journalist and author Iain Pears to Blackwell's to discuss his new novel 'Arcadia'.

    Iain is the author of the critically acclaimed 'An Instance of the Fingerpost' which went on to be translated into several other languages. 'Arcadia' tells the story of fifteen year old Rosie who goes in search of her missing cat and ends up in a different world.

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    This is Iain's first novel since 2009's 'Stones Fall'.

    Tickets £3 Tel: 01865 333623 events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • NEIL OLIVER: Master of Shadows

    Thursday, September 10th at 12:00 - 14:00

    We are delighted to bring historian Neil Oliver to Edinburgh upon the publication of this first novel, Master of Shadows.

    About the Book: From the lawless borderlands of Scotland to the crumbling majesty of Constantinople, Master of Shadows is a sweeping, epic adventure and the story of a man all but forgotten by history.

    In fifteenth-century Constantinople, Prince Constantine saves the life of a broken-hearted girl. But the price of his valour is high. John Grant is a young man on the edge of the world. His unique abilities carry him from his home in Scotland to the heart of the Byzantine Empire in search of a girl and the chance to fulfil a death-bed promise. Lena has remained hidden from the men who have been searching for her for many years. When she's hunted down, at last she knows what she must do. With an army amassing beyond the city's ancient walls, the fates of these three will intertwine. As the Siege of Constantinople reaches its climax, each must make a choice between head and heart, duty and destiny.

    About the Author: Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer who has become widely known as the presenter of the BBC's flagship series A History of Scotland. Before that, his distinctive style was much in evidence as a charismatic presenter of the award-winning multi-part documentary series Coast and the author of its tie-in book. His archaeological training at Glasgow University was put to good use in BBC2's series Two Men in a Trench where he visited historic British battlefields and attempted to recreate the events of each battle. He co-wrote the two accompanying books. He has also appeared as a contributor on The One Show, and as a presenter on The History Detectives, Time Team and Channel 4's The Face of Britain.

  • Mark Webber Signing at Blackwell's High Holborn

    Thursday, September 10th at 17:00
    Blackwell’s High Holborn are thrilled to announce that Mark Webber, Formula 1 legend, will be signing in the shop at 1.00pm on Thursday 10th September. His new autobiography Aussie Grit tells the inside story of one of Formula One’s most intriguing battles – it is a story that goes to the heart of why the sport is loved by millions of fans around the world. In his trademark straight-talking, no-nonsense style Mark reveals his amazing life on and off the Formula One race track. Our team instore are already very over-excited by the prospect of meeting Mark, so we can’t promise there won’t be a queue of booksellers to get past in order to get a book signed! This event is free and open to all, don’t miss this opportunity to meet this sporting star.
  • Fiction Book Club at Blackwell's High Holborn

    Thursday, September 10th at 18:30
    Every six weeks we’ll be meeting in the Holborn branch to discuss a recent paperback release in our cosy armchairs. The evening will be a great way to meet other Londoners who adore reading, and to talk about what we love (and hate!) in literature. Members can also enjoy 20% off everything in the shop during the book club, so we’ll make sure there’s time to browse. Booking tickets is free, but please bring a £2 donation on the night to cover refreshments. This month’s book will be Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami. If you don’t make it through the whole book, don’t be afraid to still come along, but we make no promises to refrain from spoilers! Click here to order your copy.

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  • Heffers Presents: Book launch: ‘The Art of Possible‘ by Katie Tojeiro

    Thursday, September 10th at 18:30

    Join us at 6.30pm on the 10th of September for the launch of Kate Tojeiro’s new book The Art of Possible.

    The Art of Possible reveals how the most unlikely of catalysts lead Kate Tojeiro to write a book about her experiences from working with some of the world’s greatest leaders to interviewing the elite in sport and many inspirational people from all walks of life.

    Everyone irrespective of talent, wealth or privilege, has to face down their fears, conquering things that we may have considered impossible. It isn’t comfortable, but when we conquer it, it is what makes life truly memorable and really worth living. By asking the hard questions and examining how and why we do certain things, The Art of Possible encourages you to get comfortable with discomfort daily.

    This event is free, but please RSVP and reserve a ticket if you would like to attend.

    RESERVE A TICKET HERE

    If you are unable to attend this event but would like to reserve a signed copy of a book, please email your request to events@heffers.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    NEIL OLIVER: Master of Shadows

    Thursday, September 10th at 19:00 - 20:30
    Date: Thursday 10th of September
    Time: 7pm
    Venue: Central Library - 7-9 George IV Bridge Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EG

    Blackwell's Edinburgh, Orion Publishing and Edinburgh Reads are delighted to bring historian Neil Oliver to Edinburgh upon the publication of this first novel, Master of Shadows.

    About the Book…
    From the lawless borderlands of Scotland to the crumbling majesty of Constantinople, Master of Shadows is a sweeping, epic adventure and the story of a man all but forgotten by history.

    In fifteenth-century Constantinople, Prince Constantine saves the life of a broken-hearted girl. But the price of his valour is high. John Grant is a young man on the edge of the world. His unique abilities carry him from his home in Scotland to the heart of the Byzantine Empire in search of a girl and the chance to fulfil a death-bed promise. Lena has remained hidden from the men who have been searching for her for many years. When she's hunted down, at last she knows what she must do. With an army amassing beyond the city's ancient walls, the fates of these three will intertwine. As the Siege of Constantinople reaches its climax, each must make a choice between head and heart, duty and destiny.

    About the Author…
    Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer who has become widely known as the presenter of the BBC's flagship series A History of Scotland. Before that, his distinctive style was much in evidence as a charismatic presenter of the award-winning multi-part documentary series Coast and the author of its tie-in book. His archaeological training at Glasgow University was put to good use in BBC2's series Two Men in a Trench where he visited historic British battlefields and attempted to recreate the events of each battle. He co-wrote the two accompanying books. He has also appeared as a contributor on The One Show, and as a presenter on The History Detectives, Time Team and Channel 4's The Face of Britain.

    Tickets are FREE and available in person from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8229 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 8229 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Open Doors 2015- Angus Phillips 'Turning the Page - The Evolution of the Book’

    Thursday, September 10th at 19:00 - 20:00
    As part of Open Doors 'Oxford Open Doors 2015- Books Libraries and Printing' Angus Phillips will be joining us for a free talk on the subject of his latest book, 'Turning the Page: Evolution of the Book'.

    This is an exciting period for the book, a time of innovation, experimentation, and change. It is also a time of considerable fear within the book industry as it adjusts to changes in how books are created and consumed. The movement to digital has been taking place for some time, but with consumer books experiencing the transition, the effects of digitization can be clearly seen to everybody. In Turning the Page Angus Phillips analyses the fundamental drivers of the book publishing industry - authorship, readership, and copyright - and examines the effects of digital and other developments on the book itself.

    Angus Philips is the Direcor of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing at Oxford Brookes Univeristy. He is the co-author of the publishing bestseller Inside Book Publishing, The Future of the Academic Journal and The Future of the Book in the Digital Age. With invaulable experience of the industry from different perspectives as well as being a published author, Angus has many years experience of working within the publishing industry, works as a publishing industry consultant and is the current Editor-in-Chief for the publishing journal Logos.

    This insightful talk on the evolution of the book is one not to be missed! Places are limited for this talk, please contact us in advance to guarentee your place at this event. You can do so by visiting our Customer Service Department Blackwell's Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BQ calling 01865 333623 or emailing us on events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk

    For more information on Oxford Open Doors 2015 please visit their website, where all the free events taking place from the Thursday 10th September- Sunday 13th September are listed. Booking is advised for all events where possible due to high demand and limited spaces.
  • ART & POSTER OXFORD - Claire Wiltsher Journeys from the Forest to the Sea

    Friday, September 11th at 13:00 - 15:00
    To celebrate the launch of her new book Journeys From the Forest to the Sea, landscape painter Claire Wiltsher will be in the shop signing books, talking about her work, as well as exhibiting some pieces.

    Claire Wiltsher is a professional Landscape painter working from her studio gallery in Lyndhurst in the New Forest. Claire's Paintings capture the different weather and mood of land and sea. Her new book shows Claire's Sea, Forest and Land paintings as well as techniques and details of her work alongside selected poems. The book follows her travels and personal Journeys connected to the distant and local places that inspire her work.

    She'll be in the Art & Poster shop from 1pm and no tickets are needed. Contact art@blackwell.co.uk for more information.
  • The Other Side of Silence: book launch

    Friday, September 11th at 17:30 - 19:00
    Venue: Christie's Bistro, Old Quadrangle, University of Manchester

    We are proud to host the launch of the new book by LINDA GASK, Emerita Professor at Manchester Medical School.

    Artfully crafted and told with warmth and honesty, The Other Side of Silence is the story of Linda's journey through depression, interwoven with insights into her patients' diverse experiences.

    'If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.' George Eliot

    The event is free, no booking required. Refreshments provided. For information, ring the bookshop: 0161 274 3331.
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Licensed to Thrill : Novelists Lucy Atkins, Clare Mackintosh and Renee Knight discuss writing psychological suspense

    Friday, September 11th at 19:30 - 20:30
    Joining us for a discussion based around the psychological thriller genre will be authors Lucy Atkins, Clare Mackintosh and Renee Knight.

    Lucy is an award winning journalist and author. Her latest novel 'The Other Child' follows 2014's 'The Missing One'.

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    Clare is an author, feature writer and columnist. Her debut novel 'I let you go' was published by Little, Brown this year. She is currently writing her second book.

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    Renee is the author of last year's brilliant, 'Disclaimer'.

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    The evenings talk will be chaired by award winning radio presenter and thriller writer, David Prever.

    Tickets cost £3 and wine will be available to purchase on the evening. Tel: 01865 333623 events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Sarah Alderson - Can We Live Here?

    Saturday, September 12th at 12:00 - 13:00
    Author Sarah Alderson will be joining us on Saturday 12th September to discuss her new biography 'Can We Live Here?'.

    'Can We Live Here' shares Sarah's adventure looking for a new home with her family. In 2009, Sarah and John Alderson quit their full-time jobs in London and headed off, with Alula, their three-year-old daughter, on a global adventure to find a new home. For eight months, they travelled through Australia, the US and Asia – navigating India with a toddler in a tutu, battling black magic curses in Indonesia and encountering bears in North America – asking themselves one defining question: ‘Can We Live Here?’

    Inspirational, hilarious and fascinating – this is an unforgettable travel memoir and a unique guide to quitting your job, following your dreams and finding your home in a far–flung paradise.

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    During their travels Sarah started writing a blog www.canwelivehere.com, sharing stories along the way.'Can We Live Here' book tells their whole story. Sarah Alderson is the author of ten teen fiction titles including Hunting Lila, The Sound and her newest release, Conspiracy Girl. She also writes under the pseudonym Mila Grey, with novel 'This is One Moment' published in September. Buy the book This event is free to attend and no booking is required. For enquires, please email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or call 01865 333623
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Book Launch Celebration- Destiny's Rebel by Philip S Davies

    Saturday, September 12th at 16:00 - 19:00
    We are delighted to be hosting the book launch for 'Destiny's Rebel' by Philip S Davies on Saturday 12th September in the bookshop.

    Join us on the ground floor near the Children's department where we will be celebrating the publication of 'Destiny's Rebel', the debut novel in this exciting new fantasy young adult fiction series. You will have the opportunity to meet Philip and to purchase a special signed copy of the book.

    Pre-order the book.

    This event is free to attend and everyone is welcome! For any enquiries please call 01865 333623 or email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk

    Destiny's Rebel Ten days until she comes of age and Kat feels suffocated. Bullied by her guardians and oppressed by expectation, Kat dreads the Coronation Day that will end her dreams of freedom and adventure. She refuses to surrender to her fate and runs away – straight into a different kind of trap. Captured by slave traders, she realises too late where her true destiny lies.

    Will Kat get back to Anestra in time to save her country from their enemies’ schemes? Can she accept the fate from which she flees? Can she, on this last quest, restore the lost and broken Crown of Anestra with its sacred powers as a relic of the Divine?

    Kat’s adventure becomes something far greater, as she weaves through treachery and intrigue to discover the truth about herself, her friends and her place in history.
  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH
    Teenage Book Group

    Sunday, September 13th at 14:00 - 15:00
    Date: Sunday 13th of September
    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 Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine.

    About the book...
    Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time. In 48 AD, a fire set by the troops of Julius Caesar destroyed much of the Great Library of Alexandria. It was the first of several disasters that resulted in the destruction of the accumulated knowledge of the ancient world. But what if the fire had been stopped? What would the Library have become? Fast forward: the Great Library is now a separate country, protected by its own standing army. It has grown into a vast power, with unquestioned and unrivalled supremacy. Jess Brightwell, seventeen and very smart, with a gift for mechanical engineering, has been sent into the Great Library as a spy for his criminal family. Magical spells and riots abound in this epic new YA series.

    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

  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Voice Vocal Trio in the Norrington Room

    Sunday, September 13th at 14:00 - 14:30
    To celebrate the release of their new album Pattern of Love a capella trio Voice will be staging a number of short performances across Oxford.

    Expect to hear everything from sung Shakespeare sonnets to evocative poetry set by contemporary British composers.

    Voice will perform across venues ancient and modern, hear them hear in our Norrington Room, the Ashmolean Museum, and Vault's café to name a few.

    For further information about performances and times, click here

    This event is part of Oxford Open Doors.
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Tim Richardson - Oxford College Gardens

    Tuesday, September 15th at 15:00 - 16:00
    Join us as Tim Richardson offers a glimpse into the beautiful gardens of Oxford Colleges.

    Hear stories about each college gardens own distinct styles, from the ancient mound in New College to the stunning side garden at Corpus Christi. Using photographs taken by Royal Horticultural Gold Medal Photographer Andrew Lawson, Tim Richardson will be taking us through each garden with their surprises and hidden corners. You will even be given an insight into the colleges most private gardens, normally closed to the public.

    Tim Richardson was the garden editor for Country Life, going on to be the founding editor of Country Life Gardens magazine and the award winning New Eden. He has written a range of garden books, including 'The New English Garden', 'Arcadian Friends' and 'The Garden Book'.

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    This event is free to attend and no booking is required. For any enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or call our Customer Service Department on 01865 333623.
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD AND THE STORY MUSEUM PRESENTS: An Evening with Patrick Ness

    Wednesday, September 16th at 18:30 - 20:30
    Double Carnegie Medal-winning author Patrick Ness introduces his newest novel The Rest of Us Just Live Here which asks, what if you weren't the chosen one? What if all you want to do is graduate and go to prom before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

    In conversation with Daniel Hahn, Patrick will discuss the inspirations, passions and experiences behind writing some of his acclaimed novels for young adult readers, including A Monster Calls and the Chaos Walking trilogy.

    The event will be followed by a book signing.

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    The event is suitable for ages 12+ and YA readers.

    Tickets cost £6 / £5 concessions and can be purchased from the Children's department at Blackwell's or by visiting the Oxford Playhouse page here.
  • Heffers Presents: Slightly Foxed Autumn 2015 Issue Launch

    Thursday, September 17th at 18:30

    Join us at 6.30pm on the 17th of September for the launch of the Autumn edition of Slightly Foxed: ‘a quarterly magazine for non-conformists, for people who don’t want to read only what the big publishers are hyping and the newspapers are reviewing.’

    ‘Slightly Foxed’ is about discovery and the sheer enjoyment of reading, a wonderful bran-tub of personal experiences you’re invited to share. It’s a pleasure to hold and to look at too, printed on fine cream paper, with black and white illustrations throughout, and bound in a neat A5 format by our Yorkshire craftsmen printers. To most of our readers it’s more than just a magazine, it’s an introduction to a circle of like-minded people for whom reading is an essential part of life.

    Issues of Slightly Foxed will be available to purchase at the event with the option to sign up as a subscriber. One of the magazine’s editors will be in attendance as well as Frances Wood, author of Hand-Grenade Practice in Peking, and ex-Head of the Chinese Section at the British Library.

    This event is free, but please RSVP and reserve a ticket if you would like to attend.

    RESERVE A TICKET HERE

    If you are unable to attend this event but would like to reserve a copy, please email your request to events@heffers.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Moving Pages - The Handmaid's Tale

    Thursday, September 17th at 19:00 - 21:30
    Please note this event has changed time and will start at 7pm.

    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.

    This month we will be discussing and watching The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. First published in 1985, the novel was nominated for the Man Booker Prize. The film was released in 1990, based on the screenplay by Harold Pinter. It stars Natasha Richardson as Offred and Robert Duvall as The Commander.

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    This event is free to attend! We are unable to allow entry without registration, so book your place now  Tel: 01865 333623 events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • ART & POSTER OXFORD - The Green Fingers of Monsieur Monet Book & Competition Launch

    Saturday, September 19th at 09:00 - 18:30
    We're celebrating the launch of The Big Draw in Oxford at The Weston Library and the launch of the very first book from The Royal Academy of Arts, The Green Fingers of Monsieur Monet.

    We'll have a breathtaking window display that you can be a part of! We're running a competition to design a garden that Monet himself would be proud of and if we like your drawing we'll exhibit in the window for the whole of Broad Street to see. There will also be a competition for the very best to win prizes and copies of the book itself too.

    To enter the competition come to the art and poster shop and draw it in store at our special illustration table, all those up to 16 welcome to enter and the drawings will be exhibited in the window throughout September with the competition closing on September 30th and the overall winner announced early October.
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS:Chris Riddell Book Signing

    Saturday, September 19th at 13:00 - 14:30
    On 19th September, Oxford is launching the 2015 Big Draw Festival 'Every Drawing Tells a Story', which will run from 1st - 31st October. As part of this very special event, we are delighted to announce we will be hosting a signing in the Norrington Room with the newly awarded Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell. A range of his beautifully illustrated books will be available to purchase on the day, including Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright, available five days before the official publication date.

    This event is free to attend and all are welcome!

    Before the signing at 11am, Philip Pullman and Chris Riddell will be launching the international drawing festival, The Big Draw 2015 'Every Drawing Tells a Story', at a free public event being held at the Weston Library. For more information on how to attend this event please visit the Bodleian Libraries website.
  • Meet the Authors: Michael Dillon

    Monday, September 21st at 13:00 - 14:00
    Professor MICHAEL DILLON, one of the UK’s leading authorities on modern China, will talk about his biography of Deng Xiaoping, a charismatic leader who has played a huge role in China's modern history.

    Deng Xiaoping was credited for the reforms of the late 1970s that put China on the path to spectacular economic growth and development, while becoming a figurehead for Hong Kong citizens protesting against the growing threat of China to its autonomy.

    Monday, 21 September 2015, 1-2pm; The Kanaris Theatre, Manchester Museum

    Michael Dillon, one of the UK’s leading authorities on modern China, presents an account of Deng’s life of struggle and survival, and the complexity and contradictoriness of Deng - a committed communist who brought in economic liberalization but who fell dramatically from grace in the wake of the violently crushed protests in Tiananmen Square.

    This lunchtime Meet the Authors event at Manchester Museum's Kanaris Theatre is organised in association with The Conficius Institute. Copies of the book will be on sale. Free: no need to book.
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Peter Hainsworth and David Robey discuss DANTE: 1265 - 2015 A Marks of Genius event

    Monday, September 21st at 16:00 - 17:00
    In 'Dante: A Very Short Introduction', Peter Hainsworth and David Robey take a different approach to Dante, by examining the main themes and issues that run through all of his work, ranging from autobiography, to understanding God and the order of the universe. In doing so, they highlight what has made Dante a vital point of reference for modern writers and readers, both inside and outside Italy.

    The talk will last for approximately 40 mins followed by an audience Q&A.

    Peter Hainsworth and David Robey are also the authors of 'Italian Literature: A Very Short Introduction' and 'The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature'.

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    This is a FREE event and takes place as part of our series of events to celebrate the Marks of Genius exhibition at the Weston Library. For enquires, please email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or call 01865 333623
  • Heffers Presents: Book launch: ‘The Political is Political‘ by Lorna Finlayson

    Monday, September 21st at 18:30

    Join us at 6.30pm on 21st September for the luanch of Lorna Finlayson’s new book,The Political is Political.

    Nobody should really have to point out that political philosophy is political. Yet in this highly original and provocative book Lorna Finlayson argues that in fact it is necessary to do so. Offering a critique of mainstream liberal political philosophy through close, critical engagement with a series of specific debates and arguments, Finlayson analyzes the way in which apparently neutral methodological devices such as “charitable interpretation” and “constructive criticism” function so as to protect against challenges to the status quo. At each stage, Finlayson demonstrates that political philosophy is suffering from a complex process of “de-politicization.” Even in cases where it appears that the dominant framework of liberal political philosophy is being strongly challenged-as, for example, in the case of the ‘realist’ critique of “ideal theory”-this book argues that the debate is set up in such a way as to impose strict limits on the kind of dissent that is possible. Only by dragging these hidden presuppositions into the foreground can we arrive at a clear-eyed appreciation of such debates, and perhaps look beyond the artificially constricted landscape in which they seek to confine us.

    This event is free, but please RSVP and reserve a ticket if you would like to attend.

    RESERVE A TICKET HERE

    If you are unable to attend this event but would like to reserve a signed copy of a book, please email your request to events@heffers.co.uk

  • Digital Remit and Blackwell's - Business Book Club

    Thursday, September 24th at 18:45
    Join us and Digital Remit for the Business Book Club, where we will be discussing Business Writing Tips by Robert Bullard. We’re very lucky to have Robert join us for the evening, both to talk about copywriting but also to share the ups and downs he encountered writing and publishing his book. Grab your copy for a special price of £10.00* for this event, and enjoy a 10% discount in the shop on any other titles on the night and remember, you don’t have to read the book in advance. The ticket price for this event includes refreshments available during the evening. Book your ticket now!
  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    An Evening with Margaret Atwood

    Thursday, September 24th at 19:00 - 20:00
    Date: Thursday 24th of September
    Time: 7pm
    Venue: Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh

    Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh are delighted to welcome award-winning author Margaret Atwood to Edinburgh on the publication day of her new novel The Heart Goes Last.

    For more information visit the dedicated event website here

  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENT: The Face of Britain: An Evening withSimon Schama

    Thursday, September 24th at 19:00 - 21:00
    Join us at the Sheldonian Theatre for an evening with Simon Schama.

    Simon will be discussing his new book The Face of Britain: A History of the Nation through its portraits. The book accompanies a five-part BBC TV series and will coincide with special displays at the National Portrait Gallery. Simon will be presenting a thrilling evening discussing a surprising array of portraits from the Tudors to the present day that tell the story of the British people.

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    Simon Schama CBE is an English historian specialising in art history, Dutch history and French History. He is a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York. He is best known for writing and hosting the 15 part BBC documentary series A History of Britain broadcast between 2000 and 2002.

    Tickets for this very special event are available to purchase online or from the customer service desk at Blackwell's.. Buy a Ticket.Alternatively, for enquiries or to buy a ticket over the phone, please call 01865 333623.
  • Book/Film Reading Group for September

    Thursday, September 24th at 19:00 - 21:30
    Sign up now for our Blackwell’s Bradford Book/Film Reading GroupThird meeting Thursday 24th of September at 7pm in Lecture Theatre C7 in the Richmond Building. We will watch and discuss Robert Bloch’s Psycho and watch Hitchcock's masterpiece. Each month we will choose a book and on the night of the meeting we will watch the film adaptation of the same book and discuss the merits (or lack of) both!   This event is free to attend! We are unable to allow entry without registration, so book your place now  Tel: 01274 905149 or email martin.kelly@blackwells.co.uk
  • ART & POSTER OXFORD - Batman Day 2015

    Saturday, September 26th at 09:00 - 18:30
    Come and celebrate the next Batman Day here at Blackwell's Art & Poster

    We'll have a special window display, 50 copies of a limited edition comic published especially for the day to giveaway for FREE and we'll also be running several competitions to win graphic novels and a special Batman model. If you come in dressed up there may be even more goodies for you!

    As well as all that, there may even be a very special guest...
  • Fresher's event at NTU Global lounge

    Monday, September 28th at 11:00 - 14:00

    The first of our fresher's events for the new academic year will take place on the 28th September at NTU Global lounge on City campus.

    All students are welcome to the event which will take place over lunch time during one of the Global lounges famous "free international lunch's" - Sound good.  We're looking forward to it.

    A little bit to promote NTU Global lounge.  This department was set up to support students looking for International opportunity's and is a fantastic resource at NTU so if you are interested in studying or work placements abroad then this is the place to go to.  They also have a fantastic range of travel books for students to look through and read for free - trust us - from the bookshop it's a good selection.  Please follow the link to find out more about NTU Global lounge.

    New Students:

    The Blackwell's frehser event will be an opportunity for new students to come and meet members of the Blackwell's Bookshop team, find out about what we do and how we can help you during your studies at NTU.

    You will have the chance to find out about some of our services such as:

    •  2ndhand buy back service
    •     Free student reward card
    •     Big savings on key textbooks
    •     How to find your reading list details
    •     Where Blackwell's are located at NTU
    •     Obtaining eBooks
    •     More than Books - we aren't just a bookshop we also sell stationery, tablets and course materials as well as more

    Exisiting students:

    The event is open to everyone so if you are an existing student and want to know more about Blackwell's, please come and see us as well.  At this event we are also going to be offering existing students an open forum to feedback on your experiences of using Blackwell's whilst at NTU so far.  We want to hear your opinions so we can improve our service to you.

    Freebies - it wouldn't be a fresher's event without them: 

    There will be chances to win bookish prizes and sign up to our mailing list free of charge to be entered into a free prize draw.

    More details will be announced on this event and the prizes to be won closer to the time - so watch this space.

    We will also be hosting a 2nd Fresher's event in the same location at the same time on Wednesday 30th September so you have two chances to attend, speak to us and win.

    Global lounge is located near the Blackwell's City campus shop on Goldsmith street - Chaucer Building.

  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: An Evening with Samuel Shem

    Tuesday, September 29th at 19:00 - 20:00
    We are thrilled to be presenting an evening with cult writer, Samuel Shem, author of the classic 'The House of God' and 'Mount Misery', both fictional but close-to-real first-hand descriptions of the training of doctors in the United States.

    Shem was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College in 1966 , He is now the Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Shem's latest book, written with wife Janet Surrey, is called The Buddha's Wife and tells the story of Princess Yasodhara, the wife Buddha left behind and her alternative route to spiritual enlightenment.

    This very special event will include dramatic readings of some of Shem's works.

    Tickets £3 Tel: 01865 333623 events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • Intelligence Squared: An Evening with Jonathan Franzen at the Royal Geographical Society

    Wednesday, September 30th at 19:00
    A new Jonathan Franzen novel is seen as a major cultural event. His 2010 novel Freedom was described by The New York Times as ‘a masterpiece’ and was the book that President Obama took on holiday. That year, Franzen became the first novelist in a decade to appear on the cover of Time magazine.
    On September 30, to mark the publication of his new novel Purity, Franzen makes a rare London appearance when he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage.
    In Purity, Franzen has once again funnelled the issues of our age through the drama of one family. The novel follows a young American, Purity Tyler — known by her Dickensian nickname ‘Pip’ — as she searches for the father she never knew. Journeying to South America, she is drawn into the secrets of her own family past and the secrets of state, when she crosses paths with a charismatic internet hacker.
    Tickets are available now, and can be purchased as a book bundle, click here to book. This event will be followed by a signing with Blackwell's Bookshop.
  • Blackwell's Newcastle: Jacob Polley and Matthew Sweeney at The Percy Building, Newcastle University

    Thursday, October 1st at 19:15

    Jacob Polley is the author of three acclaimed poetry collections, The BrinkLittle Gods and, most recently, The Havocs, as well as a Somerset Maugham Award winning novel, Talk of the Town.

    Matthew Sweeney’s most recent poetry collections include Horse Music, which won the inaugural Pigott Prize, and Inquisition LaneBlack Moon was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award.

    Tickets cost £6/£4 concessions/£2 Newcastle University students and can be bought from the Newcastle University Webstore.

  • ART & POSTER OXFORD - AS PART OF THE BIG DRAW - Be Part of Our Public Storyboard

    Saturday, October 3rd at 09:00 - 18:30
    To celebrate the month of The Big Draw in Oxford we'll be hosting drawing related events every Saturday in October based around the theme of "Every Drawing Tells A Story"

    This week the event is helping us create a Public Storyboard by drawing a post-it note frame and adding it to our giant storyboard at the front of the shop to tell a complete story by the end of the day.

    All styles and levels of skill welcome!
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Pass on a Poem

    Wednesday, October 7th at 18:30 - 20:00
    Do you love reading poetry?

    Join us for our Pass on a Poem evening, where we invite you to share with the group your favourite published poems, meet others who also have a passion for poetry and hear about poets you may have never listened to before. To sign up for a reading spot during the event please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or visit our Customer Services Department located in the Norrington Room.

    Our Pass on a Poem group meets on the 1st Wednesday every 2 months. Our next meeting after this will be held on Wednesday 2nd December.

    Pass on a Poem is  a not-for-profit initiative, existing to provide entertainment and to create enthusiasm for poetry by bringing people together to read out loud poems which have a special personal significance and to explain, briefly, why. For more information please visit their website 

    This event is free to attend. The session this meeting will only last for 30 minutes, before members are invited to join the Howl event starting at 7pm in the Norrington Room. Enquiries Tel: 01865 333623 events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD AND CITY LIGHTS PRESENTS: 'Howl' at 60

    Wednesday, October 7th at 19:00 - 21:00
    On 7th October 1955, an event took place in San Francisco that changed the face of poetry forever and thrust an unsuspecting Allen Ginsberg into the courts and national media.

    Exactly sixty years on, we'll be recreating the Six Gallery Poetry evening where 'Howl' was performed on stage by Ginsberg for the very first time. Also being read will be the same poems that Gary Snyder, Philip Lamantia, Michael McClure and Philip Whelan read as accompanying pieces.

    This is your chance to take a trip back to that wonderful era and the burgeoning beat scene and get a taste of what it would have been like to have been sat next to a whooping Kerouac and a wine guzzling Cassady and hear one of the greatest ever poems read aloud.

    If you'd like to take part in the event and read one of the poems that were recited on that night, please email james.orton@blackwell.co.uk

    Tickets £3 Tel: 01865 333623 events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • CHARLES MACLEAN: Spirit of Place

    Thursday, October 8th at 12:00 - 14:00
    A wide-ranging and evocative portrait of Scotland's distilleries, with text by renowned whisky expert Charles MacLean and photographs by Lara Platman and Alan MacDonald. Treating Scotland as eight distinct regions, this fascinating book describes the 'cultural terroir' of the country's fifty greatest distilleries; the ingredients, practices and traditions that result in such an exquisite range of whiskies. Specially commisioned photographs capture the texture of the surrounding landscapes and communities through the changing seasons, as well as portraits of those craftsmen who work there, and the fabric of the buildings themselves. Spirit of Place is a unique addition to the literature on Scotch whisky, from the world's greatest expert on the subject. The perfect gift for anyone planning a tour of Scotland's distilleries, a souvenir for anyone who has visited them, and simply the perfect companion to a dram at home.  
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Books Are My Bag Event- Andy Miller and Paul Ewen in Conversation

    Thursday, October 8th at 19:00 - 20:00
    Books are my Bag is one of our favourite celebrations of the year and to mark this occasion we will be hosting an exciting event with authors Andy Miller and Paul Ewen. They will be discussing all things “book-ish” including their love to books, bookshops and their bestselling books 'The Year of Reading Dangerously' and 'Francis Plug: How To Be A Public Author'.

    Andy Miller had a job he quite liked, a family he loved and no time at all for reading. He then decided to change this,'The Year of Reading Dangerously' is Andy's inspirational and very funny account of his expedition through literature: classic, cult and everything in-between.

    Paul Ewen's 'Francis Plug-How To Be A Public Author' is a novel all about the Man Booker, using the prize as a springboard to explore what it means to be an author - and a human being - in the 21st century.

    To join us for this book fun event tickets cost £3. On the night we will be selling the official 2015 Books Are My Bag designed bags, produced by Grayson Perry and Lauren Child. With your ticket, we will redeem £3 off the price of purchasing one of these special bags.

    BOOKS ARE MY BAG is a nationwide campaign to celebrate bookshops. For more information visit their website.

    Tel: 01865 333623 events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Dr Janina Ramirez - The Private Lives of the Saints

    Friday, October 9th at 15:00 - 16:00
    British Art Historian and TV Presenter, Dr Janina Ramirez will be talking about her new book 'Private Lives of the Saints'

    The word 'saint' conjures a variety of associations in our modern minds. Some might connect it with suffering, charity and devotion to Christian values; others with miracles, martyrdom and heavenly gifts such as the stigmata. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, from art and literature to archaeology, theology and historical data, Dr Ramirez examines the real lives of over a dozen seminal individuals, from the infamous to the obscure whose effect can still be felt today.

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    This is a FREE talk to attend. It will take place in the Norrington Room. For enquiries or more information, please contact our customer service department on 01865 333623 or email: events.oxford@Blackwell.co.uk
  • ART & POSTER OXFORD - The Big Draw on Books Are My Bag

    Saturday, October 10th at 09:00 - 18:30
    To celebrate Books Are My Bag's day of Bookshop Parties AND The Big Draw all in one month we'll be running a competition to draw on the limited 100 free BAMB bags we have to giveaway and the best illustration will win one of the limited edition Grayson Perry OR Lauren Child BAMB Bag absolutely free!

    We'll also have special offers across all Grayson Perry titles for the day as well as a big display of orange books to celebrate how great our bookshop is!
  • Heffers Presents: Joint Book launch: ‘(O)‘ by Sophie Meyer and ‘Kumkum Malhotra‘ by Preti Taneja

    Tuesday, October 13th at 18:30

    Join us at 6.30pm on 13th October for a double book launch: (O) by Sophie Mayer and Kumkum Malhotra by Preti Taneja.

    Sophie Mayer’s fourth published poetry collection, (O), is a bittersweet lovesong to zombies, tattoos, lovers and sisters, Katniss and Pussy Riot, Artemis and suffragists. In three parts – I DO, I UNDO, I REDO – the poet undoes herself and all around her in a cycle that takes her back to the start as it comes to an end. Spirited, politicised, contemporary and Classical, these poems bring a poetic voice to the women that have lived in the cracks of history. In her own words: “Nothing – and everything – is sacred in this new cosmogony, beginning again with O.

    Kumkum Malhotra was one of two winners in the Gatehouse Press New Fictions Prize in 2014/15, noted by Maureen Freely for its ‘beautifully sculpted surfaces and terrifying depths.’ As its heroine unravels, the author strips a family and a society bare. In Kumkum Malhotra, set in New Delhi in the 1990s, Preti Taneja tells a familiar tale with startling freshness and an original, exacting style.

    This event is free, but please RSVP and reserve a ticket if you would like to attend.

    RESERVE A TICKET HERE

    If you are unable to attend this event but would like to reserve a signed copy of a book, please email your request to events@heffers.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Graham Hancock - Magicians of the Gods

    Tuesday, October 13th at 19:00 - 20:00
    Graham Hancock is the author of multi-million bestseller, Fingerprints of the Gods, a book that remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide ranging investigation into the mysteries of our past and the evidence for earth's lost civilisation.

    Now, Twenty years on, Hancock returns with the sequel to his seminal work filled with completely new, scientific and archaeological evidence which has only recently come to light.

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    We are delighted to be given this very special opportunity to host Graham in an event that is not too be missed.

    Tickets £5 Tel: 01865 333623 For event enquiries, please email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • An Evening With Graham Hancock

    Wednesday, October 14th at 19:00 - 21:30
    Blackwell's at The University of Bradford are proud to announce the return of Graham Hancock who will be discussing and signing his new book Magicians of the Gods, the explosive sequel to global bestseller FINGERPRINTS OF THE GODS.   This event is free but we do ask you reserve your seat before attending. Last year seats went very quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment. To reserve your seat ring 01274 905149 or email us at martin.kelly@blackwells.co.uk
  • Blackwell's Newcastle: Launch of the Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute in The Great Hall, Newcastle Civic Centre

    Thursday, October 15th at 17:30

    Change is often what we want, but also what we fear. Change seems to be happening in faster, deeper and more disturbing ways, yet the need for change can seem more urgent than ever.

    This debate asks how the arts and humanities can help us to identify, understand and perhaps even make change. On the panel will be historian David Armitage (Harvard University), Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald (Touching the VoidLast King of Scotland), the poet and public artist Lemn Sissay MBE, and the journalist Emma Tucker (deputy editor of The Times).

    Free admission - seats allocated on a first come, first served basis.

  • Book Launch | Romeo and Juliet in Palestine: Teaching Under Occupation

    Thursday, October 15th at 17:30 - 00:00
    Blackwell's at the UCL Institute of Education is delighted to present the book launch for Tom Sperlinger's new book "Romeo and Juliet in Palestine: Teaching Under Occupation.   or five months at the start of 2013, Tom Sperlinger taught English literature at the Abu Dis campus of Al-Quds University in the Occupied West Bank. In this account of the semester, Sperlinger explores his students' encounters with works from 'Hamlet' and 'The Yellow Wallpaper' to Kafka and Malcolm X. By placing stories from the classroom alongside anecdotes about life in the West Bank, Sperlinger shows how his own ideas about literature and teaching changed during his time in Palestine, and asks what such encounters might reveal about the nature of pedagogy and the role of a university under occupation. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to ioe@blackwells.co.uk   We look forward to seeing you there.      
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Moving Pages - Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Thursday, October 15th 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 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.

    This month we will be discussing and watching Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote. The much loved classic stars the award winning star actress Audrey Hepburn as the tragicomic cultural icon Holly Golightly.

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    This event is free to attend! We are unable to allow entry without registration, so book your place now  Tel: 01865 333623 events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • Heffers Presents: Very Short Introdctions

    Thursday, October 15th at 19:00

    Fill the gaps in your knowledge this freshers week with our Very Short Introductions “Speed-Dating” Evening!

    Bewildered by Banking? Confused about Confucianism? Oxford’s Very Short Introductions are here to help. Come and pick the brains of our authors who can help you get to grips with topics as diverse as Sikhism and Shakespeare. In small groups you’ll get the chance to meet with leading experts and ask them the questions you’ve always wanted answers to. So, where’s the gap in your knowledge?

    Tickets for this fun evening cost only £3.60 (inc. VAT) and include a glass of wine. Sign up in groups of up to ten, or individually. There are strictly EIGHTY PLACES ONLY for this event so please book early so as not to miss out.

    You will also be entitled to an exclusive discount across the bookshop for the duration of the evening, as well as being given the opportunity to purchase a discount card that will give you money off Heffers purchases throughout the year. Finally, by buying a ticket you will gain automatic entry into our giveaway to win a Cambridge satchel!

    PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE

  • ART & POSTER OXFORD - AS PART OF THE BIG DRAW - Come & Try Some Experimental Drawing

    Saturday, October 17th at 12:00 - 17:00
    To celebrate the month of The Big Draw in Oxford we'll be hosting drawing related events every Saturday in October based around the theme of "Every Drawing Tells A Story"

    This week we'll have different stations in the shop to explore the theme of Experimental Drawing, they are such as; Blind drawing of things in boxes that you can feel but you can't see and continuous line drawing where you have to draw something without taking your pencil of the paper.

    Turn up between 12-5 to participate and some of the best results will go on display in the window for the rest of the week
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Nigel Warburton - A Little History of Philosophy

    Monday, October 19th at 19:00 - 20:00
    Philosopher Nigel Warburton will be discussing some of the thinkers and ideas that feature in his bestselling introductory book, A Little History of Philosophy.

    We have recently sold our 1000th copy of the book in this shop alone, making it one of our biggest selling philosophy titles. The book has been translated into many different languages and has sold over 50,000 copies worldwide since its publication in 2012. Exploring the thinkers and ideas of the past and present in chronological order, Warburton not only makes philosophy extremely accessible but also offers inspiration to think, question and argue in the tradition of Socrates.

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    Tickets for this event cost £3 and can be purchased from the customer service desk in the Norrington Room, or by calling 01865 333623. For enquiries about this event, email: events.oxford@Blackwell.co.uk
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Laura Bates - Everyday Sexism

    Tuesday, October 20th at 17:00 - 18:00
    As part of our Back to University celebration and to welcome new students to Oxford, we will be hosting a free talk in the philosophy department of the Norrington Room with Laura Bates, author of Everyday Sexism.

    Laura is a feminist writer, whose work appears in the Guardian, the Independent, TIME, The New Statesman, The Finanacial Times and Red magazine among others. She won the Georgina Henry Women in Journalism award at the 2015 press awards. Everyday Sexism is her first book.

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    This event is free to attend and no booking is required

    For enquires, please email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or call 01865 333623
  • Heffers Presents: Tom Holland - Dynasty

    Tuesday, October 20th at 18:30

    Join us on 20th October for an evening with Tom Holland, who will be talking about and signing copies of his new book Dynasty: ‘a masterful history of Rome’s first imperial dynasty by the award-winning author of Rubicon, Persian Fire and In the Shadow of the Sword.’

    Tom Holland gives a dazzling portrait of Rome’s first imperial dynasty. Dynasty traces the full astonishing story of its rule of the world: both the brilliance of its allure, and the blood-steeped shadows cast by its crimes. Ranging from the great capital rebuilt in marble by Augustus to the dank and barbarian-haunted forests of Germany, it is populated by a spectacular cast: murderers and metrosexuals, adulterers and druids, scheming grandmothers and reluctant gladiators. Dynasty is the portrait of a family that transformed and stupefied Rome.

    PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE

    If you are unable to attend this event but would like to reserve a signed copy of a book, please email your request to events@heffers.co.uk

  • Heffers Presents: Book launch: ‘Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?‘

    Wednesday, October 21st at 18:30

    Join us at 6.30pm on 21st October for the launch of Animal,Vegetable,Mineral? How Eighteenth-Century Science Disrupted the Natural Order by Susannah Gibson of the University of Cambridge.

    Since the time of Aristotle, there had been a clear divide between the three kingdoms of animal, mineral and vegetable but by the eighteenth century, biological experiments, and the wide range of new creatures coming to Europe from across the world, challenged these divisions. Debates raged, and fed into wider religious and political battles concerning God’s creation and the natural social order. Using rigorous historical research, and a lively and readable style, this book vividly captures the big concerns of 18th century science, which continue to have resonances in modern biology.

    This event is free, but please RSVP and reserve a ticket if you would like to attend.

    RESERVE A TICKET HERE

    If you are unable to attend this event but would like to reserve a signed copy of a book, please email your request to events@heffers.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Josiah Ober- The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece

    Wednesday, October 21st at 19:00 - 20:00
    We are delighted to welcome Josiah Ober to the bookshop for a fascinating talk on his book 'The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece'.

    In 'The Rise and Fall of Classic Greece' Josiah Ober offers a major new history of classical Greece and an unprecedented account of its rise and fall. Why did Greece reach such heights in the classical period- and why only then? And how, after “the Greek miracle” had endured for centuries, did the Macedonians defeat the Greeks, seemingly bringing an end to their glory?

    Josiah Ober is the Mitsotakis Professor of Political Science and Classics at Stanford University. His books include Democracy and Knowledge, Political Dissent in Democratic Athens, The Athenian Revolution, and Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens.

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    Tickets for this event cost £3 and can be purchased from the customer service desk in the Norrington Room, or by calling 01865 333623. For enquiries about this event, email:events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • 'Life Lines: Writing Transcultural Adoption' book launch with John McLeod at Blackwell's Leeds

    Thursday, October 22nd at 17:15 - 18:30
    Blackwell's Leeds and the Big Bookend are proud to host the launch of the new book Life Lines: Writing Transcultural Adoption by John McLeod.

    "Life Lines is a compelling and scholarly analysis of the literature of adoption, which also takes us on an evocative, and ultimately moving, journey of personal discovery. It is an important book that engages both the head and the heart and deserves the widest possible readership."
    ---Caryl Phillips

    John McLeod is Professor of Postcolonialism and Diaspora Literatures at the School of English, University of Leeds. He will be joined in conversation by Professor Matthew Pateman of Sheffield Hallam University.

    The event is free and no tickets are required. After the discussion, refreshments will be served, and the book will be available at an exclusive discount price.

    Free customer car park. Full wheelchair access. All welcome!
  • Blackwell's Newcastle: Rita Dove at The Culture Lab, Newcastle University

    Thursday, October 22nd at 17:15

    The Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts is hosting the Poetry Society Annual Lecture, this year given by Rita Dove, and entitled 'How does a shadow shine? Poetry, Music, & the Underside of History'.

    Rita Dove is a former U.S. Poet Laureate (1993–95) and recipient of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her book Thomas and Beulah. Her most recent poetry collections are Sonata Mulattica (2009) and American Smooth (2004). She edited The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry (2011). She is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

    Tickets cost £6/£4 concessions/£2 Newcastle University students and can be bought from theNewcastle University Webstore.

  • Book/Film Reading Group for October

    Thursday, October 22nd at 18:00 - 21:30
    Sign up now for our Blackwell’s Bradford Book/Film Reading Group. The fifth meeting is on Thursday 22nd of October at 6pm in The Small Hall in the Richmond Building. We will watch and discuss Shirley Jackson's  The Haunting of Hill House. Each month we will choose a book and on the night of the meeting we will watch the film adaptation of the same book and discuss the merits (or lack of) both. This event is free to attend! We are unable to allow entry without registration, so book your place now  Tel: 01274 905149 or email  martin.kelly@blackwells.co.uk
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD PRESENTS: Professor Richard Dawkins - Brief Candle in the Dark : My Life in Science in conversation with Professor Peter Atkins

    Thursday, October 22nd at 19:00 - 21:00
    THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

    Blackwell's is delighted to be hosting Professor Richard Dawkins at the Sheldonian Theatre to talk about the lastest volume in his autobiography, Brief Candle in the Dark. This highly anticipated event will be chaired by Professor Peter Atkins.

    Professor Dawkins is an ethologist, evolutionary biologist and writer. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford and was the Charles Simonyi Professor for the public understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008.

    Brief Candle in the Dark explores Dawkins coming to prominence following the publication of the ground breaking The Selfish Gene in 1976 and begins where his first volume, An Appetite for Wonder finished.

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    Tickets for this event cost £5 and can be purchased from the customer service desk in the Norrington Room or by calling 01865 333623.
  • ART & POSTER OXFORD - AS PART OF THE BIG DRAW - Be Part of Our Giant Fold & Draw Story

    Saturday, October 24th at 09:00 - 18:30
    To celebrate the month of The Big Draw in Oxford we'll be hosting drawing related events every Saturday in October based around the theme of "Every Drawing Tells A Story"

    This week we'll be making a GIANT folded up story. Just draw one part of the picture and fold over for the next person to carry it on until it's completed and we unfurl the whole thing to discover the story as a whole.

    We'll post the finished product in full on our social media and website so be sure to add your name so you can spot it later! All levels of style and skill welcome.
  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    An Evening with Mary Beard

    Sunday, October 25th at 19:00 - 20:00
    Date: Sunday 25th of October
    Time: 7pm
    Venue: Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh

    Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh and Profile Books are delighted to welcome Mary Beard to Edinburgh. The country's foremost Classicist will speak about her latest book SPQR: A History Of Ancient Rome.

    For more information visit the dedicated event website here

  • A Heffers Halloween!

    Thursday, October 29th at 18:30

    Join us if you dare for a special evening of creepy, contrasting talks covering traditional folklore to modern day zombies!

    The Land of the Green Manby Carolyne Larrington: A sparkling history in which the author explores the diverse ways in which a myriad of imaginary and fantastical beings has moulded the cultural history of the British nation. Fairies, elves and goblins here tread purposefully, sometimes malignly, over an eerie, preternatural landscape that also conceals brownies, selkies, trows, knockers, boggarts, land-wights, Jack o’Lanterns, Barguests, the sinister Nuckleavee, or water-horse, and even Black Shuck: terrifying hell-hound of the Norfolk coast with eyes of burning coal. Ranging from Shetland to Jersey and from Ireland to East Anglia, this is a book that will captivate all those who long for the wild places: the mountains and chasms where Gog, Magog and their fellow giants lie in wait.

    Zombiesby Roger Luckhurst:The zombie has shuffled with dead-eyed, remorseless menace from its beginnings in folklore and primitive superstition to become the dominant image of the undead. The author sifts material from anthropology, folklore, long-forgotten pulp literature, B-movies, medical history and cultural theory to give a definitive introduction to the zombie.

    The evening will begin at 6.30pm and your ticket includes a glass of blood, er, we mean wine.

    PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE

    The books will be available to buy at the event at a special, severed price. If you are unable to attend this event but would like to reserve a signed copy of a book, please email your request to events@heffers.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD AND DAVID FREEMAN PRESENTS: Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells in 5.1 Surround Sound

    Saturday, October 31st at 19:00 - 21:00
    As a very special Hallowe'en treat and to continue our series of 'David Freeman Presents', we'll be playing Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells', the piece that William Friedkin chose to accompany his chilling movie 'The Exorcist'.

    Oldfield was just 19 years old when he recorded this, his debut album which was followed by three sequels.

    We'll be celebrating Hallowe'en with projected images to accompany the music. Fancy dress is actively encouraged and anybody in a costume will get their beers for half price all night!

    The proceeds from this events go to Maggies. Tickets £5 Tel: 01865 333623 events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD AND OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS PRESENTS: The Philosophy Festival

    Monday, November 2nd at 13:00 TO Saturday, November 7th at 17:00
    Come and celebrate the power and freedom of philosophical thought with the help of Oxford University Press. With events ranging from a philosophical balloon debate, lunchtime 'Philosophy Bites Back' interviews, and a full day of panel discussions, debates and talks from a host of prominent and well-known philosophers. Guests include Nigel Warburton, Julian Baggini, Marianne Talbot and 'History of Philosophy without any gaps' presenter, Peter Adamson, plus many more.

    Monday 2nd - Friday 6th November 1pm - 1:45pm

    Philosophy Lunchbites

    Nigel Warbuton, presenter of the hugely popular 'Philosophy Bites' podcasts brings you a series of lunchtime interviews with a diverse range of philosophers. Bring your lunch and listen!

    Wednesday 4th November 6:30pm - 8pm

    Philosophy Balloon Debate

    Some of philosophy's most important historical figures are at risk! Which of them will you save for posterity? In this debate, a range of editors and authors from OUP's Oxford World's Classics and Very Short Introduction series defend philosophers from destruction. They will fight it out to keep their favourite in the balloon but ultimately, the decision is up to you! Participants include: Kathryn Sutherland (Adam Smith), Roger Crisp (Aristotle), Chris Janaway (Nietzsche), Peter Milican (Hume), Andrew Bowie (Heidegger), Christopher Taylor (Socrates)

    Friday 6th November 7pm - 9pm

    The History of Philosophy without any gaps

    Philosophy now hosts an event in celebration of Peter Adamson's marvellous podcasts and the associated OUP book series. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public. For your chance to attend this event, email your name, location and contact details to withoutanygaps@oup.com

    Saturday 7th November

    10am - 10:45am

    VSI Global Philosophy Forum

    In association with OUP's Very Short Introduction series, we bring you a selection of short soapbox talks on a variety of global philosophical traditions, followed by a discussion on the topic of 'Philosophy: A Global Language?' and a chance to ask questions.

    11am - 12pm

    The Great War Debate

    During this WWI centenary year we will approach the much broader topics of war, conflict, justice and killing. Nigel Biggar, Michael Banner, Jeff McMahan and Sibylle Scheipers look back at both historical and current conflicts to shed fresh light on some of philosophy's oldest questions: Is was ever just? Is pacifism the way forward? Is killing in war and different from murder?

    12pm - 1pm

    Philosophy Drop-in Clinic

    Drop in to our philosophy clinic to meet some of you favourite living philosophers and ask them your questions! Many of our festival guests will spend their lunch break hanging out in the Norrington Room and are looking forward to the chance to chat with you and sign books.

    1pm - 2:15pm

    The Gender Gap

    What can philosophy do to narrow the gender gap? Veronique Mottier, Janet Radcliffe Richards and David Papineau cover a diverse range of topics relating to gender and inequality.

    2:30pm - 3:45pm

    Ethics for Everyday Life

    Ethics is the area of philosophy which we seek most often to guide our behaviour and inform our decisions. Yet we face ethical problems every day, whether we're making a difficult call at work or logging in to an online forum. The audience will decide which ethical dilemmas are the most important to them and our panellists will explore some of the places we can look for answers. Guests include Roger Crisp, Julian Savulescu, Kim Brownlee and Michael Banner.

    4pm - 5pm

    Front Facing Philosophy

    For the final event in our festival, some of the best known authors explore whether philosophy can be make accessible to a wider public - and whether it matters. Featuring Marianne Talbot, Nigel Warburton, Tim Williamson and Julian Baggini, we finish our week of events by asking why philosophy is indeed something to be celebrated and how we can go about this.

    All of these talks of FREE to attend but registration must be made at the Customer Service Desk in the Norrington Room or by calling 01865 333623. Alternatively, you can email to confirm your attendance by emailing events.oxford@Blackwell.co.uk
  • Heffers Presents:Book launch: ‘The Existentialist Moment‘ by Patrick Baert

    Tuesday, November 3rd at 18:30

    Join us on 3rd November for the launch of Patrick Baert’s new book The Existentialist Moment: the rise of Sartre as a public intellectual.

    Jean-Paul Sartre is often seen as the quintessential public intellectual, but this was not always the case. Until the mid-1940s he was not so well-known, even in France. Then suddenly, in a very short period of time, Sartre became an intellectual celebrity. How can we explain this remarkable transformation? The Existentialist Moment retraces Sartre’s career and provides a compelling new explanation of his meteoric rise to fame.

    This event is free, but please RSVP and reserve a ticket if you would like to attend.

    RESERVE A TICKET HERE

    If you are unable to attend this event but would like to reserve a signed copy of a book, please email your request to events@heffers.co.uk

  • Heffers Presents: Book launch: ‘The Art of Waiting‘ by Chris Jory

    Wednesday, November 4th at 18:30

    Join us at 6.30pm for the launch of The Art of Waiting by Chris Jory.

    Russia, 1943. A girl from Leningrad, a soldier from Venice, stand together on the edge of wilderness. He is a shadow of a man, trapped behind wire, an enemy in her land. She takes something from her pocket, slips her hand through the wire, and catches her skin on one of the barbs. Up comes a tiny sphere of blood. ‘Have this,’ the man takes the gift – a small crust of bread, a little piece of hope. Its memory will keep him alive on his long journey home. And when home again, which way will he tip, which sentiment will be strongest? His quiet love for the girl who saved his life, his unfulfilled desire for vengeance, a burning desire to see Fausto Pozzi finally pay the price for the terrible thing that he has done?

    This event is free, but please RSVP and reserve a ticket if you would like to attend.

    RESERVE A TICKET HERE

    If you are unable to attend this event but would like to reserve a signed copy of a book, please email your request to events@heffers.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD'S ACADEMIC BOOK WEEK EVENTS: Frank Furedi Why is Reading Always In A Crisis?

    Monday, November 9th at 19:00 - 20:00
    As part of 'Academic Book Week 2015', we will be hosting a series of talks in the Norrington Room that highlight different aspects of the academic world.

    Frank Furedi is the author of books such as The Authority, Paranoid Parenting and now The Power of Reading. The book is an eclectic and entirely original history of reading. The very act of reading and the choice of reading material endow individuals with an identity that possesses great symbolic significance. In the 19th Century accomplished readers were praised as 'men of letters' while their moral opposites were described as 'unlettered'. Today distinctions are made between cultural and instrumental readers and scorn is communicated towards the infamous 'tabloid reader'. The purpose of the book is to explore the changing meanings attributed to the act of reading.

    Buy the book.

    Tickets cost £3 and can be purchased from the customer service department at Blackwell's or by calling 01865 333623. For enquiries email events.oxford@Blackwell.co.uk
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD'S ACADEMIC BOOK WEEK EVENTS: Owen Jones in conversation with Danny DorlingThe Establishment

    Tuesday, November 10th at 19:00 - 20:00
    As part of Academic Book Week 2015, We will be hosting a series of talks in the Norrington Room that highlight different aspects of the academic world.

    We are delighted to be welcoming Owen Jones to the shop to discuss his book, 'The Establishment', voted at this year's conference as 'Blackwell's Book of the Year'.

    Owen will be discussing his bestselling book with Professor Danny Dorling.

    In 'The Establishment', Owen Jones sets out on a journey into the heart of our establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms and trading rooms of Fleet street and the City. Exposing the revolving doors that link these worlds, and the vested interests that bind them together, Jones shows how, by claiming to work on our behalf, the people at the top are doing just the opposite. In fact, they represent the biggest threat to our democracy today - and it is time they were challenged.

    Buy the book

    The discussion will end with Jones being presented with the Blackwell's Book of the Year award. Tickets to this very special event are strictly limited and cost £5 which includes complimentary wine on arrival. To purchase tickets, please call 01865 333623.
  • ACADEMIC BOOK WEEK - NTU AUTHORS

    Wednesday, November 11th at 12:00 - 15:30

    A CELEBRATION OF NTU LECTURERS/AUTHORS

    Academic Book week runs from 9th - 13th Nov 2015, We will be running a range of events throughout the week in relation.

    On Wednesday 11th November we will be holding an NTU author event, in celebration of NTU lecturers who have written an academic textbook.  We will have a range of featured textbooks and invite lecturers along to a networking event in store, to celebrate their work and talk to other lecturers who have also published textbooks.

    We will also be demonstrating Blackwell's Learning at the event, our new interactive digital platform for eBooks built using student focus groups.  This new technology is a chance to see what the textbook of the future looks like.  Ask us questions and ensure your book is available in eBook format.

     

    Lecturers visiting for the event will also be entitled to 15% discount* on the day.

    If you are an NTU lecturer and would like further information on how you can be involved with this event please e-mail trent@blackwell.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD'S ACADEMIC BOOK WEEK EVENTS: Mick Hume, Nigel Warburton and Peter Hitchens on Free Speech

    Thursday, November 12th at 19:00 - 20:00
    As part of Academic Book Week 2015, We will be hosting a series of talks that highlight different aspects of the academic world.

    We will be hosting a panel discussion based around Mick Hume's new book Trigger Warning on whether the fear of being offensive is killing free speech. Joining Mick on the panel will be Philosopher and author of the Very Short Introduction to Free Speech, Nigel Warburton and Peter Hitchens, journalist and author of books including The War we Never Fought, The Rage Against God and The Abolition of Britain.

    In Trigger Warning, veteran journalist Mick Hume presents an uncompromising defence of freedom of expression, which he argues is threatened in the west, not by jackbooted censorship but by a creeping culture of conformism.

    Tickets for this event cost £3 and can be purchased from the customer service desk or by calling 01865 333623. For enquiries or more information, please email events.oxford@Blackwell.co.uk
  • BLACKWELL'S OXFORD'S ACADEMIC BOOK WEEK EVENTS: Sudhir Hazareesingh on How the French Think

    Friday, November 13th at 15:00 - 16:00
    As part of Academic Book Week 2015, we will be hosting a series of talks that highlight different aspects of the academic world.

    Sudhir Hazareesingh has written a wonderful new portrait of the French. A book that describes their fetishes, their fondness for general notions, their current fixations with the nation and collective memory, their messianic instincts and their devotion to universalism. Drawing on a colourful range of sources and written with warmth and humour, it will appeal to all lovers of France and of French culture.

    This is a free ticketed event. Please collect a ticket prior to the talk from the customer service desk or reserve one by calling 01865 333623. For enquiries and more information, please email events.oxford@Blackwell.co.uk
  • Heffers Presents: London Fog

    Monday, November 16th at 18:30

    Join us at 6.30pm on the 16th of oft-foggy November, for an evening with Christine L. Corton, author of London Fog: a brilliant, illustrated, interdisciplinary history of fog in London, covering art, literature, science, social history and legislation.

    The classic London fogs – thick, yellow “pea-soupers” – were born in the industrial age and remained a feature of cold, windless winter days until clean air legislation in the 1960s. Christine L. Corton tells the story of these epic London fogs, their dangers and beauty, and the lasting effects on our culture and imagination of these urban spectacles.

    This event is free, but please RSVP and reserve a ticket if you would like to attend.

    RESERVE A TICKET HERE

    If you are unable to attend this event but would like to reserve a signed copy of a book, please email your request to events@heffers.co.uk

  • Heffers Presents: How to Dismantle the NHS in 10 Easy Steps

    Thursday, November 19th at 18:30

    Join us at 6.30pm on 19th November for a talk and Q&A with Dr Youssef El-Gingihy, author of How to Dismantle the NHS in 10 Easy Steps: the 30 year story of how the NHS has been converted into a market based healthcare system and how the Health & Social Care Act enables the final step of universal insurance coverage.

    The very existence of a National Health Service is in danger.  The author fears that there will not be an NHS as our generation grows old and certainly not for our children. Yet the British public remains largely unawares of this and the media, with few exceptions, have failed in their duty to inform them. The NHS is being broken up into an universal insurance system based on the American model. This book matters to all who use the NHS or are concerned by the privatisation of public services and the dismantling of equitable healthcare and welfare. If you want to understand the real story behind the headlines and find out how you can preserve the NHS for the future then this book is essential reading.

    Dr Youseff El-Gingihy is a GP working at the Bromley by Bow centre in Tower Hamlets, who has also worked collaboratively on a documentary on the NHS called Sell-Off and written several articles for the national press.

    PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE

    If you are unable to attend this event but would like to reserve a signed copy of a book, please email your request to events@heffers.co.uk

  • Heffers Presents: 101 Gins to Try Before You Die

    Thursday, December 3rd at 18:30

    Join us on Thursday 3rd of December for an invigorating talk on that most English of tipples: gin. Best-selling drinks writer Ian Buxton will guide us through a brief history of gin and talk about how and why its popularity has reached new heights.

    We’re in the middle of a new Gin Craze. Scarcely a day goes by without an established brand offering a fresh take on their established styles or, more likely, a new boutique distillery opening its doors – where gin is de rigueur. With serious gin bars stocking well over 300 brands and adding still more, how do you choose? Is Edinburgh Gin a style, or just a brand name? Can a rose-flower and cucumber infusion properly be called gin? Can gin be aged in wood or does that just make it a strange tasting young whisky? And what tonic to choose, and why? In his inimitable style, Ian Buxton will lead readers through the great gin trap with his latest no-nonsense guide to 101 Gins.

    PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE

    101 Gins to Try Before You Die will be available to purchase at the event, at the special Christmas gift price of £10 (usual price £12.99).

    If you are unable to attend this event but would like to reserve a signed copy of a book, please email your request to events@heffers.co.uk

    Your ticket price includes a glass of gin and tonic (NB only one type of gin available on the night!)