Friday 3rd December, 9 – 10pm
Best-selling author Charles Foster will discuss his recent publications (e.g. Being a Human and Being a Beast), and how his experiences as an explorer, lawyer, and vet have enriched his writing.
Charles Foster is a writer, barrister and traveller. His books cover many fields. They include books on travel, evolutionary biology, natural history, anthropology, theology, archaeology, philosophy and law. Ultimately they are all presumptuous and unsuccessful attempts to answer the questions ‘who or what are we?’, and ‘what on earth are we doing here?’ He is a Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, where he teaches Medical Law and Ethics and writes on travel, evolutionary biology, natural history, anthropology, theology, archaeology, philosophy and law. His book Being a Beast, is a New York Times Bestseller, was long-listed for the Baillie Gifford Prize and the Wainwright Prize, won the Deux Million d’Amis literary prize (France). The Siege will be published by Profile in 2022.