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Yule Fest 2019 - Gavin Pretor-Pinney 'A Cloud A Day'

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Blackwell's Oxford Broad Street's annual festive celebration weekend, full of free author event talks.

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To launch the start of the festive season, Blackwell's is delighted to announce our annual Yule Fest event, featuring a line-up of superb authors who will be joining us across the weekend on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December. Our guest speakers will be introducing their books throughout the day in free 45 minute talks, followed by a signing after offering the opportunity to purchase a special signed book. Booksellers will be spreading the festive cheer with complimentary mince pies alongside offering support to help you find the perfect Christmas present.

For the full weekend programme, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

1pm - Gavin Pretor-Pinney 'A Cloud A Day'

The stresses of the digital world mean that it’s more important than ever to engage with the natural world. And no matter where you are, looking up at the clouds is good for the soul. The sky is the most dramatic and evocative aspect of nature. Ever-changing and ephemeral, clouds reflect the shifting moods of the atmosphere in limitless compositions and combinations.

Gavin Pretor-Pinney started the Cloud Appreciation Society in 2005. Since then, he’s been encouraging people to ‘look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty, and always remember to live life with your head in the clouds.’ Membership to the Society now includes over 47,000 cloudspotters. Together, they capture and share the most remarkable skies, from sublime thunderstorms and perfect sunsets to hilarious clouds that look like things.

The perfect dip-in-and-out book for anyone who wants to de-stress and reconnect with nature, A Cloud A Day will inspire you to open your eyes to the everyday beauty above and to spend a moment each day with your head in the clouds.

Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society which was launched in 2005 and has members in 120 countries. He is the author of the bestselling titles 'The Cloud Spotter's Guide', 'The Cloud Collector's Guide', 'The Wavewatcher's Companion' and 'The Ukulele Handbook'. Gavin was awarded the prestigious Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books Award for 'The Wavewatcher's' in 2011. Last year, Gavin won the Royal Meterological Society Michael Hunt Award. Gavin is a journalist and presenter, having worked with the BBC, Channel 4, The Telegraph and The Evening Standard.

This event is free to register. Please note, the talks may be taking place in our Philosophy Department which is only accessible via a small set of stairs. Seats are allocated on a first come first seated basis, to ensure you have a seat please arrive early, standing room only will be available once all seats have been taken. For all enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or call our Customer Service Department on 01865 333623.

Yule Fest Weekend 2019

Saturday 7th December

  • 11am – Stephen Law

Sunday 8th December

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