Richard Holloway

Stories We Tell Ourselves

Online Event
Sun 27 Sep
11:00 UK
Free, ticketed

What are the certainties about our place in the universe? To try and make sense of where we came from and what life is all about, over the millennia we have told ourselves stories to answer the biggest questions. Join Richard Holloway as he explores those mysteries, and takes us on a personal, scientific and philosophical journey in his own thought-provoking and entertaining way.  He will talk about the stories we’ve created to try to explain our minute presence in the enormity of the universe.

There is much in this book to make you think, much to provoke argument for and against” – Alan Massie, The Scotsman

About the author: Richard Holloway was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. The author of many books, including Leaving Alexandra, which won the PEN/Ackerley Prize in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in the same year, he has written for many newspapers and continues to broadcast for the BBC on a regular basis.

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