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An Evening with Robin Ince - The Importance of Being Interested Book Tour

Friday 26th November 7pm - £25.00 Buy Tickets Here 

Comedian Robin Ince quickly abandoned science at school, bored by a fog of dull lessons and intimidated by the barrage of equations. But, twenty years later, he fell in love and he now presents one of the world's most popular science podcasts. Every year he meets hundreds of the world's greatest thinkers. In this erudite and witty book, Robin reveals why scientific wonder isn't just for the professionals. Filled with interviews featuring astronauts, comedians, teachers, quantum physicists, neuroscientists and more - as well as charting Robin's own journey with science - The Importance of Being Interested explores why many wrongly think of the discipline as distant and difficult. From the glorious appeal of the stars above to why scientific curiosity can encourage much needed intellectual humility, this optimistic and profound book will leave you filled with a thirst for intellectual adventure.
The evening will be an opportunity to hear about the book from Robin, ask questions and include a signed copy of the book with each ticket. 
Robin Ince

Robin Ince is the co-creator and presenter of the BBC Radio 4 show The Infinite Monkey Cage, which has won multiple awards include the Sony Gold and Rose d'Or. In 2019 he played to over a quarter of a million people with Brian Cox on their world tour which has put them in the Guinness Book of Records for the most tickets sold for a science show. He is author of I'm a Joke and So Are You and also won Celebrity Mastermind but forgot that calcium was the dominant element of chalk. He is currently trying to invent an effective satnav for people who believe the world is flat.




Telling it Like it Was, Vol 2 with local authors Anthea & David Boulton

Wednesday November 17th, 10am to 1pm - Free Entry

Join us as we launch our second volume of reminiscences in which local people tell of life in pre-war, war-time and post-war Sedbergh, Dent and Garsdale.

Volume 1, published in 2015, focused on farming and was a local best-seller. Volume 2 covers the two world wars, work in the mills, shops and shopping, and the transport revolution, all told by local people as living history.

The event will be an excellent opportunity to meet our contributors. We’ll start with short talks and a bit of entertainment, then invite you to browse and buy signed copies if you so wish. Telling it like it was, Vol 2 will make a unique Christmas present and a fine family keepsake!

Buyers on the day will get the opportunity to add Volume 1 to their purchase at half price. The books will become available from all local bookshops after the launch events. 

Hardback edition £15, Paperback £10. 

Published by Dales Historical Monographs for Dent & Sedbergh Oral History Society. All profits to be donated to local community causes.

For more information: or 015396 25321