Special Guest in Conversation

Anil Seth’s bestseller, Being You, A New Science of Consciousness was described by Alex Garland as ‘a book which makes complex ideas readable, relatable, and gripping……And who wouldn’t want to better understand consciousness? In our lives, there is nothing weirder or more fundamental.’ Anil Seth, a fan of The Waste Land, discusses reality and illusion, consciousness and creativity, expectation and surprise and the role of the spiritual in our thinking,

A series of conversations with writers and artists across the festival exploring themes from The Waste Land that offer a contemporary resonance such as landscape, mechanisation, gender-fluidity, ecology, pollution, women’s rights, the power of myth and mental health and well-being.


Anil Seth

Anil Seth


St. Ethelburga

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