- Literature & Talks
- Friday 14 May, 7:00pm
It is six years since we had the great pleasure to welcome Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford and Zoe Williams, columnist at the Guardian to the Dulwich Festival; they join us again for a live streamed continuation of their vibrant and illuminating conversation after which they will take questions from the audience.
Danny Dorling has lived all his life in England. To try to counter his myopic world view, in 2006, Danny started working with a group of researchers on a project to remap the world (www.worldmapper.org). He has published with many colleagues more than a dozen books on issues related to social inequalities in Britain and several hundred journal papers. Much of this work is available open access via his website. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education and poverty. Danny was employed as a play-worker in children’s summer play-schemes. He learnt the ethos of pre-school education where the underlying rationale was that playing is learning for living. He tries not to forget this.
Zoe Williams has been a columnist on the Guardian since 2000 – previously, she wrote a column for the London Evening Standard. She has appeared on various current affairs and discussion shows and written for a load of magazines. She was 2013’s Print Journalist of the Year for the Speaking Together Media Awards, 2011’s Columnist of the Year at the Workworld awards and is the author of three non-fiction book, Bring It On, Baby, The Madness of Modern Parenting and her most recent, Get it Together.