World Book Night: a conversation with Philip Hoare

South East
Event date/time
23 April, 7:00pm
Event location
Southampton - Online Event

Research Café 40 is a special online event organised by the Public Engagement with Research unit at the University of Southampton, marking World Book Night on 23rd April and featuring author and University of Southampton Professor Philip Hoare talking about his new book Albert and The Whale. It will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook.

Hailed by The Guardian as ‘his greatest work yet’, Albert and the Whale represents Hoare’s exploration of artist Albrecht Dürer, the story and endurance of his art. ‘What’s real or make-believe? Does art have the power to save us? 500 years on, Dürer is still waiting for the answer.’

The event will feature a Q&A section, where you will have the chance to ask Philip your questions.

Philip will be introduced by Carole Burns, fiction writer, journalist and lecturer and head of creative writing at the University of Southampton. Find out more about Carole at​

For more details about Albert and the Whale go to​

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The Research Café enables students, staff and the public to meet and discuss University of Southampton research in an informal space. They are always free to attend.

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