Interview: Siân Docksey from The Sex and Nature Salon

I interviewed Siân Docksey prior to the salon to ask her how she found out about this unique, yet fascinating opportunity, to which she replied, “way back in March when the world set on fire and everything just disintegrated in front of us, I lost all of my gigs. I was on a writer’s weekly mail out and there was an advert for joining a Creative Fellowship at the University”. After questioning whether being a ‘Fellow’ involved “[walking] around in a cravat [tipping your] hat at people”, she soon discovered that the University of Exeter’s Arts and Culture team recruits three Creative Fellows a year, who work with academics to enhance their area of research. So, “it’s a bit like speed dating,” Siân noted, laughing. As if by fate, Siân was partnered with Dr Ina Linge, an expert in “The Politics of Sexual Nature”. Continue reading Interview: Siân Docksey from The Sex and Nature Salon

An Evening With Hilary Mantel at Exeter Uni

This Autumn sees the start of the University of Exeter Arts & Culture Team’s Forum Series talks, in the Alumni Auditorium in the University of Exeter Forum. The first speaker will be the award-winning author Hilary Mantel.  After the huge success of her visit here last year, Hilary will be returning on the evening of 29th October  to speak about the writer’s task of breaking … Continue reading An Evening With Hilary Mantel at Exeter Uni