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Alice Roberts directs at 2009 Times Literature Festival

Dr Alice Roberts

Dr Alice Roberts Dave Pratt

25 September 2009

Dr Alice Roberts, Visiting Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, has been selected to guest-direct some of the events at this year’s Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.

The festival, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, takes place from 9 to 18 October, and offers a wide-ranging programme of literature, poetry, storytelling, talks and discussions.

Dr Roberts will be programming three events on 13 October:

  • ‘Journey into Colour’ is an illustrated discussion with author Victoria Finlay and materials scientist Mark Miodownik about the world of colour;
  • ‘Journey to Shanghai’ is an illustrated talk by Professor Robert Bickers of the Department of Historical Studies in which he will present his book Empire Made Me, an account of Shanghai in the wake of the First World War seen through the eyes of an ordinary English officer of the Shanghai police;
  • ‘Stephen Oppenheimer and Alice Roberts’ is a discussion about genetics and the story of humanity’s gradual migration across the globe, which formed the basis of Dr Roberts’ recent BBC TV series The Incredible Human Journey.

For more information about these and other events, please visit the festival website. Events must be booked, either online or by telephoning 0844 576 8970.

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