Event

The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne (cancelled)

Saturday 23 May
Across the city
5 - 5.45pm
£10 (includes copy of the Walking Norwich book)

It is with regret that we announce that Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 (and the City of Literature Weekend) has been cancelled

For a full statement, please visit the Norfolk & Norwich Festival website.

Experience Norwich with fresh eyes and discover the extraordinary life of one of its greatest residents, the polymath Thomas Browne. A literary walking tour led by writer and creator Hugh Aldersey-Williams (The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century). Includes a free copy of the Walking Norwich book.

Recommended 14+ years.

Parts of this event may not be wheelchair accessible. Please get in touch before booking info@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk / 01603 877177.

©Helen May

Hugh Aldersey-Williams is a science writer and occasional exhibition curator. His books include the bestseller Periodic Tales, Tide: The Science and Lore of the Greatest Force on Earth, and The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century. He is currently working on a book about the mathematician and physicist Christiaan Huygens and the science of the Dutch Golden Age.

Hugh has curated exhibitions at Compton Verney, the Wellcome Collection and the Victoria & Albert Museum. He has a degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University. He lives with his wife and son in Norfolk. Website

‘The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century is a triumph. With humour, humility and intelligent generosity, Aldersey-Williams brings Sir Thomas splendidly to life, urns and all’ – Financial Times

Read Hugh’s ‘Walk with Thomas Browne’, written for the Walking Norwich anthology


City of Literature weekend is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival and National Centre for Writing presentation, programmed by the National Centre for Writing.

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It is with regret that we announce that Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 (and the City of Literature Weekend) has been cancelled For a full statement, please visit the Norfolk & Norwich Festival website. Experience Norwich with fresh eyes and discover the extraordinary life of one of its greatest residents, the polymath Thomas Browne. A […]

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