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One Day in the City 2014

UCL English Department

Friday, June 13, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)

One Day in the City 2014

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One Day in the City 2014
UCL South Cloisters from 12.30 - 20.30 SEE DETAILS BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING
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Event Details


Book here for the full day or tailor your experience by selecting individual events you wish to attend. Please note that some events are held at the same time, so choose with care.

All events are free but if you would like to buy a Special VIP Pass for the day (£10) visit: The pass includes a guaranteed seat at the Kazuo Ishiguro evening event, a year’s subscription to Harper’s Bazaar and a goody bag.


 For additional, non-bookable events come along to the South Cloisters: 

  • “A Walk in the Fictional Woods” – look for a travel agents on the day to book your walk;
  • Be creative with massive art;
  • Let John Mullan regale you with stories about “Jane Austen and London” (13:30-14:00);
  • Watch Helena Hunter's amazing short film 
  • Come to “London Liming”, where carnival meets the spoken word (15:00–16:30);
  • Listen to pop-up, spontaneous readings from poets around the campus, as part of the Swimmers installation.




Darwin Lecture Theatre 

Malet Place

Darwin B05


Malet Place

Gustave Tuck LT


Wilkins Building

13.00 – 13:50

“London, Literature and Hidden Voices”: Spoken Word Lecture

 John Agard

13:00 - 13:30 "in-a-nutshell"

Matthew Beaumont: "London at Night" 

13.30 - 14:00 "in-a-nutshell" 

Richard North: Chaucer and the East End


14:00 – 14:50

“George Orwell and London” 

D.J. Taylor in conversation with Michael Sayeau

14:15 – 14:45   "in-a-nutshell"

Jonathan Coe: Henry Fielding

14:00 – 15:00

Metropolis Transformed King's Cross: Anne Howeson, Joe Kerr, Matthew Beaumont

15:00 – 16:00

Two Novelists: Two Cities 

Jonathan Coe and David Lodge in conversation with Julia Jordan

15:00-15:30   "in-a-nutshell"

Zoe Hawkins: John Milton and London

15:30 - 16:00   "In-a-nutshell" 

Greg Dart: Keats and the Suburbs


16:10 – 16:45   “in-a-nutshell”

Mark Ford: T.S. Eliot in London

16:00 – 17:30

 First Story Student Presentations

17:00 – 18:30

Is it Something I Said?: Scurillous or Taboo Language

Will Self, India Knight, Tim Clare and John Sutherland


19:00 – 20:30

Harper’s Bazaar Evening: London as Novel Setting

 Kazuo Ishiguro and John Mullan

WARNING: Due to the popularity of this event, bookings made here are not an absolute guarantee of entry, so to avoid disappointment get there early. See information about VIP Pass above to guarantee a place. 



Have questions about One Day in the City 2014? Contact UCL English Department

When & Where

University College London
Gower Street

Friday, June 13, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)

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