The Memory Network, led by the University of Roehampton’s Sebastian Groes and Alison Waller, will be staging four interdisciplinary events and experiments at Cheltenham Literary Festival this October. Participating writers include Maggie Gee, Lisa, Appignanesi, Kevin Fong, and Adam Roberts, who will discuss their work and its relationship with memory in conversation with critics, psychologists, climate change scientists, philosophers and creative experts.
Re-wired? Memory in the Digital Age interrogates the impact of the Internet, digital technology and social media on human memory.
Memory, Prediction and the Invisible Future looks at ways that we can memory to anticipate the future in realms as diverse as politics, economics, and consumer behaviour.
Climate Change and the Art of Memory considers the role art plays in creating ecological awareness.
The Festival will also host The Proust Phenomenon, a chance for the audience to be part of a sensory experiment on autobiographical memory that helps illuminate Marcel Proust’s famous ‘madeleine moment’.
Booking for the events opens on Monday 2nd September. More details on the events can be found through the links above, and on the Cheltenham Festival website.