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Public Lecture: Staring into space with Lauren Child

Lecture in association with Book Trust as part of Newcastle University's Insights Public Lecture Series

Date/Time: Tuesday 23 October, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

It is now widely recognised that creativity is as important as literacy or numeracy, and that allowing ourselves the time, space and freedom to be creative is essential for good mental health. ‘Sometimes we need to stare into space’, Lauren Child argues. Join the UK Waterstones Children’s Laureate to explore how staring into space promotes creative thinking, letting us problem solve, understand who we are, and how we relate to others and the world we live in.

 

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