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March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Non-fiction
  • Place Weekend

A New Map of Wonders: Casper Henderson

Colchester

Venue

Firstsite
Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH
Tickets:
£7
£5 (27yrs and under)
Book

Box Office:

Firstsite
(01206) 713700
http://www.firstsite.uk/

Author and journalist Casper Henderson takes us on a journey in search of modern marvels. From divine visions in whirlwinds and burning bushes, to the Romantic Era’s fascination with nature, our sense of wonder has long served as a starting point for experiencing the world. How might we cultivate a sense of wonder that is fit for our technologically-advanced place and time?

casparhenderson.com          @casparhenderson

This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s PLACE weekend in Colchester. Click here for a list of events taking place as part of the hub.

 

‘Does exactly what it says on the cover… [Henderson’s] account of familiar phenomena shows how unfamiliar and extraordinary they really are’ Philip Pullman

‘A wondrous brew of science, history, and sheer exhilaration. Read it and marvel’ Sarah Bakewell

‘A glorious success: breathless but musical; humble but confident; smart, kind, and glittering. It will turn the most jaded reductionist into a delighted child’ Charles Foster

‘What a thrillingly uplifting antidote to these grim & gloomy times… if there is anyone who would not delight in this magical compendium of true things, they’re surely the ones who need it’ Philip Ball

Teaches us how to wonder anew with a new vision of science illuminated by a rich range of literature, philosophy, art and music. He quite simply reweaves the rainbow’ Hugh Aldersey-Williams

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