The OU will be supporting six events at The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016, Friday 13 to Monday 29 August 2016.
The prestigious festival, the largest public celebration of the written word in the world, brings together more than 800 international writers and thinkers and promises to take visitors on a journey of discovery through fact, fiction, poetry, personal stories and world affairs.
The events include OU Honorary Graduate Jackie Kay, in conversation with The Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, followed by a reception including key figures in Scottish politics, media, business and higher education.
Thanks to knowledge exchange funding from the Scottish Funding Council, our sponsored events focus on a range of topics:
- Sat 13 August, Ali Smith, Making words make sense,
- Tues 16 August, Tom Gash & Erwin James, Why we’ve got it wrong about crime,
- Thurs 18 August (sold out), Jackie Kay (OU Honorary Graduate) in conversation with Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, Poems for people,
- Wed 24 August (sold out), Richard Holloway (OU Honorary Graduate), Curious about creed,
- Fri 26 August, Alison Gopnik and Sue Palmer, The children are our future,
- Sat 27 August (sold out) Melvyn Bragg (OU Honorary Graduate),Talking about a revolution,
We will also be hosting two open days during the festival where we will give current and prospective students the opportunity to find out more about the courses we offer.
For more information about our open days please click here.
To find out more about The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016 please click here.