Weinrebe Lecture in Birmingham: Fiona Stafford, 'Time and Tide—Lives and Landscapes'

Time and Tide (cover)

Our Trinity Term Weinrebe Lecture is in partnership with the Centre for Arts of Place at the University of Birmingham.

Please note this lecture will start at 5 pm, slightly earlier than previously advertised. The event will be followed by drinks and conversation from 6 pm.

This annual partnership lecture brings together thinking about place with some of the most exciting current work in the fields of biography and life-writing. Lives happen in places; places shape lives and have lives of their own.

We are delighted this year to welcome Fiona Stafford FBA, Professor of English at the University of Oxford, scholar of Romantic literature, and author of bestselling books on our relationships to the natural world and our local surroundings. Do come and hear Fiona talk about the research for her acclaimed new book Time and Tide: The Long, Long Life of Landscape.

‘Poetic and profound, Time and Tide is wise, considered and full of surprises’Observer

Fiona Stafford

‘Shot through with tender delights and unexpected revelations’Richard Holmes

Location: Alan Walters Building G11. The Alan Walters building is close to the North Gate of the University’s Edgbaston campus. A PDF campus map (Building R29) and interactive map can be found here. The G11 room is on the ground floor, and there is a large foyer area with seating and working spaces. Accessibility details can be found here.

More to see. There is a lot to see around the Edgbaston campus. While you are in Birmingham you may wish to visit the beautiful Winterbourne House and Gardens or follow the Public Sculpture Trail around the University grounds and buildings.