BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: New Generation Thinkers

In association with the Arts and Humanities Research Council

Northern Rock Foundation Hall

A second batch of tickets will be released at 12noon on Friday 17 February.

Your introduction to the academics whose ideas will be making radio waves across 2017.

The New Generation Thinkers is an annual competition run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to select 10 researchers at the start of their careers who can turn their fascinating research into stimulating programmes.

In this event, the 2017 selection make their first public appearance together: their topics include music and health and Shakespeare in Arabic.

Hosted by Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough of Durham University, who has just published Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas. 4 years ago she was one of the New Generation Thinkers.


For your information…

  • A second batch of tickets will be released at 12noon on Friday 17 February.
  • A restricted number of tickets will be available on the day on a first come first served basis.
  • Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.


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