Friday, 26 October 2012

200 Years of Nonsense: Edward Lear Bi-centenary Celebration with Brian Alderson


5.30, Saturday November 3rd, 2012
Percy Building, Newcastle University
Children’s book historian, bibliographer and critic Brian Alderson will offer greetings to Edward Lear on his 200th birthday, briefly outlining his pomskizillious life and dwelling on the sometimes unobserved depths of his writing for children.

From 4.00-5.30 you can enjoy tea and cakes in the Percy Building, or join a tour of Edward Lear Exhibition in the Robinson Library, which will include rare editions of Lear’s works from the collection of renowned bibliographer Brian Alderson.
Brian’s lecture will begin at 5.30.

This event is part of the Children’s Literature Unit Postgraduate Open Day – join us from 2.00to find out more about Masters and PhD programmes at Newcastle.
For more information see Newcastle University website or contact

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