17th October 2019

Celebrated author Sir Philip Pullman to talk at Exeter College


We are delighted to announce that celebrated author and Exeter alumnus and Honorary Fellow Sir Philip Pullman (1965, English) is coming to Exeter College in November to talk to students and alumni.

Sir Philip’s talk is called “Read like a butterfly, write like a bee”. He says that the title of his talk is “not only a tribute to the great American poet Muhammad Ali but a fairly accurate summary of what I’ve been up to since graduating in 1968. I’ll be looking at the way I work and trying to discover how much, and in what way, I was influenced by an Oxford education.”

Sir Philip is the author of many books and essays, including his trilogies His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust (ongoing, including the very recently published The Secret Commonwealth). He was knighted this year for services to literature.

The talk will commence at 5.30 pm in the FitzHugh Auditorium at Exeter’s new premises, Cohen Quad, Walton Street. All members of Exeter College and the University of Oxford, as well as alumni, are very welcome to attend. To find out more and to book your free place click here. Booking closes on 10 November.

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