Event 28

Thursday 9th November 2023 | 2.00 pm

Event 28 | Adam Nicolson | How to Be


Adam Nicolson – How to Be – Life Lessons from the Early Greeks

Grounded in the belief that places give access to minds, How To Be reintroduces us to our earliest thinkers through the lands they inhabited. Award winning author Nicolson, uncovers ideas of personhood with Sappho on Lesbos and plays with paradox in Southern Italy with Zeno. Sparkling with maps, photographs, and artworks, this book provides a new way of understanding the origins of Western thought, and its relevance to the very same questions we ask today.

An illustrated talk

Introduced by Adam Teasdale, Head of Sixth Form

When: Thursday 9th November 2023 @ 2.00 pm
Where: Sir John Colfox School
Sponsored by: Nick Pearson


Adam Nicolson is the prize-winning author of many books on history, landscape, and great literature. He is the winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, the W. H. Heinemann Award, the Ondaatje Prize, the Wainwright Prize for nature writing and the Jeffries Prize.  His books include The Life Between the Tides and Why Homer Matters. He lives on a farm in Sussex.


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