Gavin Esler In Conversation: Michael Morpurgo

Gavin Esler In Conversation: Michael Morpurgo

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This event is hosted by the University of Kent, supported by The Canterbury Society.

The In Conversation series continues with Sir Michael Morpurgo OBE, who will be joining Gavin Esler live in the Gulbenkian Theatre at 18.30 with doors opening at 18.00.

Michael Morpurgo has written over 130 books, including The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Why the Whales Come, The Mozart Question, Shadow, and War Horse, which was adapted for a hugely successful stage production by the National Theatre and then, in 2011, for a film directed by Steven Spielberg. Michael was awarded the OBE for his writing in 2006. His latest novels are When Fishes Flew (HarperCollins), Carnival of the Animals (Harper Collins) and Song of Gladness (Macmillan).

In 1976, Michael and his wife, Clare, started the charity Farms for City Children. The charity runs three farms around the country, in Gloucestershire, Pembrokeshire and North Devon. Each farm offers children and teachers from urban primary schools the chance to live and work in the countryside for a week, and gain hands-on experience.

The Conversation will conclude with an audience Q&A. You can join the conversation on Twitter beforehand using #GavinAsks, or email a question to

You can extend your evening by joining us for a three-course dinner to be held in Darwin Conference Suite, joined by Sir Michael Morpurgo and Gavin Esler. You will be offered this option when booking a ticket to the evening’s talk.

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Date And Time

December 1 2021 @ 06:30 PM to
December 1 2021 @ 07:30 PM

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