Booking is now open for Meg Rosoff’s 2015 lecture

BOOKING IS NOW OPEN for Meg Rosoff’s lecture, Do Not Be Afraid To Be Afraid.

The lecture will take place at 5.00pm on the 10th of September in the Mary Allan Building, Homerton College, Cambridge. After the lecture there will be a short wine reception. Both lecture and reception are free, but are funded by donations. There will be a collection immediately after the lecture.

Please book your free tickets, with a maximum of two per applicant, using the form on the booking page. If you have party of more than two you will need to make a second booking using an additional email account.

Once booked you will receive a confirmation email that is also your e-ticket. Print it out, keep it safely and take it with you to the lecture.

If you have previously booked a ticket with us, then you should use the password that you created then for the current booking. People booking for the first time will find that they need to set up an account. If you have forgotten your password there is an option that will allow you to create a new one.

If you have booked tickets, but have not received the confirmation email, please check any junk mail folders. If your email address is behind a company firewall, we recommend that you contact your IT department to make certain that the domain is not blacklisted. Otherwise, please get in touch.

This Year’s Lecture: Meg Rosoff

A quick note to remind people that this years lecure will be given by Meg Rosoff. It is entitled, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO BE AFRAID and will take place be at 5:00pm on the 10th of September, Homerton College, Cambridge,

We often open booking right at the start of July – this year there is a slight delay but we hope to have the booking page up and running very soon indeed. If you want to be informed the moment that ticketng open, please join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Booking is now open!

In case anyone missed our earlier announcements, booking is now open for this year’s Philippa Pearce Memorial Lecture. This year’s lecture is being given by Frank Cottrell Boyce. More information and a booking form can be found at the lecture website.

Please help Seven Stories save Tom’s Midnight Garden

Seven Stories, the national centre for children’s books is raising funds in order to buy Susan Einzig’s artwork for Tom’s Midnight Garden.

A number of Einzig’s iconic illustrations for Tom’s Midnight Garden are being sold next month in a Susan Einzig Memorial Exhibition at the Piers Feetham Gallery in London. Seven Stories are rapidly trying to raise funds to purchase at least three drawings.

The artwork is likely to attract a good deal of interest from private collectors, so a quick response is essential. The goal is to raise £5,000. All contributions, however large or small will make a difference.

Philippa was a great supporter of Seven Stories, donating a copy of her typescript for
the novel, and leaving a legacy in her will.

Visit in order to find out more and to donate.


Frank Cottrell Boyce: The 2014 Lecture

Just a quick announcement to remind people that this years Philippa Pearce lecture will be given by Frank Cottrell Boyce. If you have been following the lecture series you will probably already know this.

The date for the lecture is now confirmed: Thursday 11th September 2014 at 5pm. The lecture will take place, as always, at Homerton College, Cambridge.

A the moment no title has been submitted for the lecture.