For this live audience event, the interviewer will be in the venue with the speaker joining by video link. The event will also be simultaneously streamed on our website. Online access is free but please pay what you can. Booking for online events is optional, but by reserving an online ticket you will receive a reminder beforehand.
Special offer: £5 tickets will be redeemable against a copy of the book when purchased during the event.
Take a deep dive into our need to interact with strangers — as potential allies, companions, and friends. Following the death of his partner, Buckingham realised that opening up to others would help him steer a path through grief and became immersed in the rich tradition of hosting and meeting strangers. He’ll share his insights from philosophy, anthropology, history and literature, to explain how our traditions of meeting the ‘other’ can mitigate the issues of our time — including the forced solitude of the pandemic — offering a powerful antidote to our increasingly atomised world.
About the author: Will Buckingham is a writer, academic, and traveller with a PhD in philosophy and an MA in anthropology. He’s written fiction, philosophy, and books for children.
This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.
Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext
Phone: 01988 403 222 (Box Office)
Website: Wigtown Book Festival