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Sleep talking

Most of us will spend around a third of our lives asleep. Why do we need to do this? And what effect does it have on our creativity?OBE.

Join us for a panel discussion held in partnership with the Royal Society of Literature as we address these questions and others on the enigmatic subject of sleep. Featuring Jonathan Coe, writer of The House of Sleepand winner of the Prix Médicis; Professor Russell Foster FRS, head of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford; and Deborah Levy, playwright, novelist and poet with a particular interest in the subconscious. The discussion will be chaired by poet Lavinia Greenlaw, the first artist in residence at the Science Museum.


Jonathan Coe | talks
Professor Russell Foster FRS | talks
Deborah Levy | talks
Lavinia Greenlaw | talks


Date and Time:

22 October 2015 at 7:00 pm


1 hour



The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
+44 20 74 51 2500

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Doors open at 6.30pm
Seats allocated on first come first served basis
BSL interpretation will be provided at this event.

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