Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The Philippa Pearce Lecture

The Philippa Pearce Memorial Lecture: celebrating excellence in children’s literature

January 2018 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

The video for Chris Riddell's 2017 lecture is now live at our website. If you missed this excellent event then do visit the site and listen to it (and it’s very much worth watching too, as it was certainly the most visually entertaining talk that we have ever hosted).

There was no video made for Allan Ahlberg’s 2016 lecture, but this is a reminder that there is a particularly interesting PDF version available to download at the website. It's a facsimile of his notes complete with hand written annotations and images of many of the documents and objects that Allan used to illuminate the talk.

Finally, a reminder about the date of this year’s event. From now onwards, the lecture will be held earlier, in the Spring of each year.

The 2018 lecture will be given by Francis Hardinge and will take place on Thursday 19th April in the Mary Allan Building, Homerton College, Cambridge. Places at the lecture are not yet available to book, but subscribers to this list will be informed when booking opens. To be sure of updates, why not use the links below to follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our Facebook page?
PHILIPPA PEARCE died in 2006, but respect and affection for her writing is as strong as ever. In her memory, a series of lectures is now underway, each intended to celebrate excellence in literature for children and to emphasize its continuing vital importance.  
The Philippa Pearce lecture is supported entirely by Homerton College and also by individual donations. Donations can be made when booking for the even and by visiting www.pearcelecture.com 

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