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A New Map of Wonders – with Caspar Henderson

Friday 25 May
Literature Tent, Chapelfield Gardens
11.15am - 12.15pm
£8 / weekend ticket £90

In these dark and disconcerting times, Caspar Henderson (author of The Book of Barely Imagined Beings) draws on philosophy, natural history, art, religion, neuroscience and nanotechnology to cast light on the wonders of the world.

With curiosity and enthusiasm, A New Map of Wonders charts a course through the realm of the fascinating and awe-inspiring. Henderson celebrates and explains the wonder of light and the origins of the universe, the myriad marvels of the human body and the natural world — and reveals the wonders to come: the technologies that will transform human experience and change what we will find wonderful.

‘This book does exactly what it says on the cover, and shows us where wonder is to be found. His account of familiar phenomena shows how unfamiliar and extraordinary they really are.’ – Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy

Part of the City of Literature programme at Norfolk & Norwich Festival. 

Tickets £8 per event; book four or more events over the City of Literature Weekend and save £1.50 per ticket. Join us for all events across the weekend for £90 (save £46). Call the box office on 01603 766400 to redeem these offers.

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About Caspar Henderson

Caspar Henderson has been a journalist and an editor with various publications and broadcasters, including BBC Radio 4, the Financial Times, the Independent, Nature, New Scientist and openDemocracy (where he was senior editor for three years). He is a past recipient of an IUCN-Reuters Award for best environmental reporting in Western Europe. His debut, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings (Granta, 2012), won the Roger Deakin Award of the Society of Authors and the Jerwood Award of the Royal Society of Literature, and was shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. Website

A New Map of Wonders by Caspar Henderson review – scientific approach akin to spiritual vision (Guardian, December 2017)

Caspar Henderson: ‘Awe-inspiring: do moments of wonder make us nicer people?’ (Guardian, October 2017)

A New Map of Wonders by Caspar Henderson

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May 25, 2018 11:15 am May 25, 2018 11:15 am Europe/London A New Map of Wonders – with Caspar Henderson Writers' Centre Norwich –

In these dark and disconcerting times, Caspar Henderson (author of The Book of Barely Imagined Beings) draws on philosophy, natural history, art, religion, neuroscience and nanotechnology to cast light on the wonders of the world. With curiosity and enthusiasm, A New Map of Wonders charts a course through the realm of the fascinating and awe-inspiring. Henderson celebrates and […]

Literature Tent, Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
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