Location: Clarendon Institute, Walton Street, Oxford
Speaker: Dr Brian Klug (St. Benet's Hall)
Information: All Welcome - Drinks at 18:45
Brian Klug is Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at St Benet's Hall, Oxford and a member of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford. He is the author of Being Jewish and Doing Justice: Bringing Argument to Life (2011) and Offence: The Jewish Case (2009). His writing on Jewish identity, anti-Semitism, race and related topics has appeared in numerous journals and periodicals. His latest book, Words of Fire, an edited selection of essays by Ahad Ha'am, has just been published by Notting Hill Editions.
Ahad Ha'am (Hebrew for 'one of the people') is the pen name of Asher Ginzberg, an outstanding Hebrew essayist, whose writing has had a major influence on contemporary Jewish thought. He is remembered as the founder of 'cultural Zionism' and as a stern critic of the political Zionism of Theodor Herzl.
Location: Ulster Museum, Stranmillis Road, Belfast
Speaker: John Wilson Foster
John Wilson Foster lectures on his masterful narrative Pilgrims of the Air (Notting Hill Editions-2014)- both a cautionary tale and superb history writing. This is an astute lament for the loss of an older, more noble America and, with it, a creature of great beauty.
"John Wilson Foster’s new book is a gem in every sense: small but perfect in the hand, elegantly written and full of evocative, deeply researched interest, both in the bird and American social history. Roaming in millions across the virgin forests of North America, sometimes blotting out the sky, the passenger pigeon belonged to a land – and its rivers and ocean – of an early and now seemingly incredible wild abundance, fatally eroded by servicing the spread of humankind." - Michael Viney Irish Times
For information: http://www.bnfc.org.uk/BNFC/Programme.html