Text full multimedia monochrome

First time here?

Find out more about how The Lecture List works.

Coronavirus situation update

Our lecture organisers may or may not have had time to update their events with cancellation notices. Clearly social gatherings are to be avoided and that includes lectures. STAY AT HOME FOLKS, PLEASE.


Find out what you can do to keep The Lecture List online

Place Writing: landscape, nature and identity

LSE Literary Festival event

Our relationships with landscape are part of the identity of every individual and every culture. Our panel with explore our attachments or otherwise the world around us..

Paul Farley has received widespread acclaim for his poetry, including the Whitbread Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the E.M. Forster Award and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. From 2000-02 he was poet-in-residence at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, and as a broadcaster he has made many programmes with the BBC on art, landscape and literature, including Auden: Six Unexpected Days, The Larkin Tapes and Children of the Whitsun Weddings. Edgelands, a non-fiction book (co-written with Michael Symmons Roberts), was serialised as a Radio 4 Book of the Week in 2011. His latest collection, The Dark Film, is a Poetry Book Society Choice.

Tristan Gooley is a writer, navigator and explorer. He has worked in travel most of his life, led expeditions on five continents and pioneered a renaissance in the very rare art of natural navigation. Tristan is the only living person to have both flown solo and sailed single-handed across the Atlantic. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Institute of Navigation and Vice Chairman of the UK's largest independent travel company, Trailfinders. His books include The Natural Explorer and The Natural Navigator.

Sara Maitland is the author of numerous works of fiction, including the Somerset Maugham Award-winning Daughters of Jerusalem, and several non-fiction books about religion. The Book of Silence was shortlisted for four prizes: The Orwell, the Saltire, The Scottish Arts Council book award and the Bristol Festival of Ideas Book prize, and has sold more than 30,000 copies. Born in 1950, she studied at Oxford University and
currently tutors on the MA in creative writing for Lancaster University. Her latest book is Gossip from the Forests.

Tim Cresswell is pofessor of human geography at Royal Holloway.

This event forms part of LSE's 5th Space for Thought Literary Festival|, taking place from Tuesday 25 February - Saturday 2 March 2013, with the theme 'Branching Out'.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSElitfest


Paul Farley | talks | www
Tristan Gooley | talks
Sara Maitland | talks
Chair: Professor Tim Cresswell | talks


Date and Time:

2 March 2013 at 3:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Wolfson Theatre
New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

Show map

Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
See other talks organised by London School of Economics & Political Science...




Available from:

All events in the Literary Festival are free and open to all, but an e-ticket is required. Tickets will be available to book via LSE E-Shop after 10am on Monday 4 February 2013.

For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk.

Additional Information:

From time to time there are changes to event details so we strongly recommend that if you plan to attend this event you check back on this listing on the day of the event, or on our website lse.ac.uk/events

Register to tell a friend about this lecture.


If you would like to comment about this lecture, please register here.


Any ad revenue is entirely reinvested into the Lecture List's operating fund