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Richard Firth-Godbehere

Swindon Festival of Literature

Swindon Arts Centre

Thu 5 May 2022 | 8pm

Richard Firth-Godbehere

RICHARD FIRTH-GODBEHERE – on thinking, reasoning, or feeling.

On what basis do we make most of our decisions: instinct, feelings, facts, or fiction? To what extent do our feelings, emotions, and beliefs shape the world in which we live?
Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary University of London, researching in the history, language, science, and philosophy of emotions, Richard Firth-Godbehere is the author of A Human History of Emotion – how the way we feel built the world we know. In it he examines how understandings of emotions change over time and how these changes can influence the wider world.

The SWINDON FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE takes place 2nd – 8th May. It celebrates things well thought, well written, and well said, both serious and funny!

Seven days of great authors and entertaining speakers, it will include novelists, poets, philosophers, travellers, scientists, storytellers, historians, comedians, artists, and writing workshops There will be events at midday, teatime, and in the evening, carefully spaced and placed to enable you to attend almost every one, should you have the stamina!

Tickets: £8.00
Concessions: £1 off