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Full conference programme to follow soon. Registrations will open by May 17th.

We will add new events to the programme as they are announced!


Conference: Key Events


Thursday 12th September:


  • An evening ‘in conversation’ event with Patrick French and Chris Bigsby


Friday 13th September:


  • Nick Hubble’s Keynote: “The Ordinariness of the Extraordinary?”: The Proletarian Fantastic in Lessing’s Fiction of Social Change
  • Roberta Rubenstein’s Keynote: TBA


Saturday 14th September:


  • Plenary roundtable discussion, keynote speakers in conversation with Lara Feigel


Exhibition: Key Events


Thursday 12th September:

  • Exhibition opens after an ‘in conversation’ event with Lessing's official biographer Patrick French and the UEA's Chris Bigsby.


Saturday 26th October:

  • Women Writers’ Panel Discussion about Doris Lessing, with Lara Feigel, Margaret Drabble, and Emma Claire Sweeney. Chaired by Nonia Williams.