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Day 3 – Saturday 1st October 2022

October 1

£22.50 – £45.00

Morning session

Deans’ Hall, Berkhamsted School (Castle Street)

£22.50

9:45 – What a life a bibliographer’s must be!’ (Graham Greene, 1964) – tracking down Greene’s writings: Jon Wise considers the early attempts from the 1940s to 1979 to construct a bibliography of Greene’s work. Mike Hill looks at his collaboration with Jon Wise to research and produce their definitive bibliography published in three volumes.

10:45 – Break for tea and coffee

11:15 – Imagining Greene for the Cyber Age: Author Ian Williams (ex-foreign correspondent for Channel 4 and NBC) asks how Greene would have handled the cyber age. The era of criminal hackers, social media, cyber warfare and pervasive surveillance would no doubt have provided plenty of material with which to explore the moral ambiguity and shifting loyalties that run through so much of Greene’s writing.

Break for lunch

Afternoon session

Deans’ Hall, Berkhamsted School (Castle Street)

£30.50, including Birthday Toast

2:30 – Pinkie Brown, Psychopaths and A Plot to Kill: Prof David Wilson (leading criminologist, author and presenter of Channel 4 crime documentaries) discusses the murder of teacher Peter Farquhar by his former student Ben Field, through the lens of Brighton Rock, the character of Pinkie Brown and Psychopathy. Literary psychopaths can act as a template to understand and explain the behaviour of Field.

3:30 – Break for tea and coffee

4:00 – The Dangerous Edge of Spanish Holidays: Graham Greene, Leopoldo Durán and MI6: Carlos Villar Flor (La Rioja Uni) raises the intriguing possibility that Greene’s espionage work might have been behind his frequent travels around Spain with his old friend Father Durán.

5:15 – The Birthday Toast

Evening session

Old Hall, Berkhamsted School (Castle Street)

£45

8:00 – Festival Dinner: three courses with wine and coffee: vegan/vegetarian option.

Details

Date:
October 1
Cost:
£22.50 – £45.00

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