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Caspar Henderson 'A New Map of Wonders'

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What is wonder, where can we find it, and how can it change our lives?

Caspar Henderson, author the 'The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st-Century Bestiary', will be joining us to discuss his fascinating new publication 'A New Map of Wonders'.

From divine visions seen in whirlwinds and burning bushes, to the Romantic Era's fascination with the wilds of nature, our sense of wonder has long served as a starting point for experiencing the world. Beautiful, strangely essential, and for a good part of history, often inexplicable, these encounters with wonder have drawn us deeper into the mystery of what it means to be alive, and to confront our collective challenges. But today, in our rapidly accelerating culture, this intuitive celebration of wonder can pass by unnoticed. What might be lost when we overlook wonder in all its daily guises? And how might we cultivate a sense of wonder that is fit for our technologically-advanced time?

Charting these emerging territories with the curiosity and enthusiasm of some of our great explorers, Caspar Henderson's 'A New Map of Wonders' sets out to answer these questions.

‘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

Caspar Henderson has been a journalist and an editor with various publications and broadcasters, including BBC Radio 4, the Financial Times, the Independent, Nature, New Scientist and openDemocracy. He is a past recipient of an IUCN-Reuters Award for best environmental reporting in Western Europe. His debut, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, won the Roger Deakin Award of the Society of Authors and the Jerwood Award of the Royal Society of Literature, and was shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.

Tickets cost £5 to attend this talk, we hope you can join us. For all enquiries, please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk.

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