I increasingly feel ill at ease in London, to be honest, but the one thing that keeps pulling me back there is the superb annual Anarchist Bookfair. I will be doing a talk – with discussion – at the event on Saturday October 18, from 5pm to 6pm in Room 321.
It’s going under the title “Born Free!” and will be based around my latest book. The Stifled Soul of Humankind. I will explore the deep need for freedom that lies at the heart of human nature, discussing its metaphysical significance and the way that it resurfaces throughout history, in forms appropriate to that particular time – for instance in the the Brethren of the Free Spirit, Anabaptists, Ranters, Romantic Revolutionaries and, of course, in anarchists…
Having just about managed to give a brief account of my ideas in French, at a meeting last weekend, it will be a relief to be able to let rip in my native language.
Entry to the bookfair is completely free (though you can make a donation to help cover costs) and it is always worth attending. It is at Queen Mary University of London in Mile End Road (Mile End tube) from 10am to 7pm on Saturday October 18 2014. See you there!