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METAMORPHOSIS with author Polly Morland
Wed 22 February 2017, 15:00 – 16:00 GMT
A talk by author Polly Morland where she explores the power of true stories to open up new ways of thinking about how and why we change and how the imagination is key to the transformation process.
Polly Morland spent fifteen years as a documentary-maker for the BBC, Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel. Her first book, The Society of Timid Souls: or How to be Brave won a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and was a Sunday Times Book of the Year. Her second, Risk Wise – Nine Everyday Adventures includes an afterword by Alain de Botton and was written in conjunction with The School of Life, where Polly is a faculty member. Metamorphosis – How and Why We Change is her third book. Combining the journalism of her background in film-making with ideas from psychology, philosophy and literature, her books blend remarkable human stories with reflections on how we live today—and how we can live better. www.pollymorland.com
Date: Wednesday 22 February 2016
Time: 3.00 - 4.00 pm, followed by a book signing in Blackwell's
Venue: University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Room 0.20, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ