Simon Winchester is the New York Times best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman. His recent titles include Atlantic and The Men Who United the States. Winchester was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to journalism and literature. He lives in Massachusetts and New York City.
Events at Word
AN EVENING WITH SIMON WINCHESTERSaturday 31st August, 2019 6:30 pm
Simon Winchester, bestselling author of Pacific, The Map That Changed the World and The Surgeon of Crowthorne, joins Kim Hill in conversation about his adventurous life and big ideas, including those in his latest book, Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World.
OWNING HISTORYSaturday 31st August, 2019 1:00 pm
How can we see where we’re going, if we don’t know where we’ve been? Join Vincent O’Malley, Simon Winchester and Jessica Maclean for a lively conversation about the importance of owning our history, the good and the bad, in order to look to the future. Chaired by Peter Field.
A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: TINY LECTURES ON THE WEIRD AND WONDERFULFriday 30th August, 2019 7:30 pm
Discover something strange with short and intimate lectures on curious subjects, delivered in Rutherford’s own lecture theatre. With Simon Winchester, Rachael King, Tracy Farr, Lana Coles and Simon Pollard.