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  • Date and time: Sunday 14 June 2020, 7pm to 8pm
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  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

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What happens when a global pandemic shrinks life to a claustrophobic domestic sphere? Some of us adapt, some of us protest, some of us reassess our goals, and some of us, like Tim Dowling, barely notice the difference. 

In his Guardian column Tim has chronicled a life of small nothings for 12 years. What's it like to suddenly find the rest of the world doing the same? Explore life in lockdown with a leading expert in never going anywhere if he can help it.  

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About the speaker

Guardian writer Tim Dowling first came to Britain from America at the age of 27. In addition to his column in Weekend magazine, he is the author of several books including How to Be A Husband and Dad You Suck. More recently he has written and read a short audiobook on the subject of cynicism, called How To Be Happy All the Time.

Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner.  In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too.