Saturday, 14 February 2015

Acclaimed nature writer, broadcaster Tim Dee to speak at the University of Gloucestershire


The School of Humanities is proud to host Tim Dee, the acclaimed nature writer, naturalist, BBC radio producer and broadcaster, at our latest Humanities Public Lecture on Thursday 19 February. Tim Dee works at the intersection between language and the natural world. His first book, The Running Sky (2009), meditates on a year's birdwatching. The poet Kathleen Jamie credits Dee for sensitising her ear to the natural world, and remarks that 'an outing with him is a lesson in listening; several poets owe what listening skills we have to Dee's tuition'. *  Four Fields (2013) reconfigures the field study as fields (of) study - of landscape, nature and cultural study - in Montana, Ukraine, Zambia and the Fens.

Tim Dee's lecture on Thursday evening, 'Atlantic Seaboard and Lodgings: Spring Seeking at the Edge of an Ocean' explores a new project: a personal and poetic response to Spring. We hope very much you'll join us for this special event. We'd like in particular to extend a warm welcome to our Applicant Day visitors who will have met us in the afternoon; please stay for the lecture and join us for a remarkable evening.

Book your place through the University's Online Store, here.

Humanities Public Lecture: Tim Dee

Thursday 19 February
Francis Close Hall, UoG

7:30pm, TC001

Everyone is welcome

*Kathleen Jamie, review of Four FieldsGuardian, 24 August 2013.

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