Sir Andrew Motion’s ‘Montauk’ demonstrates the importance of remembering the lasting impact of small events on the bigger picture. Read by Professor Anthony Caleshu
Date Posted: 2nd February 2016
Simon Barraclough is an English poet, writer and tutor. Here he reads ‘Of Comfort No Man Speak’ and talks about Science and his work.
Date Posted: 4th January 2016
This month’s poetry pick is the third in a trilogy of poems kindly supplied to One Giant Read by Anthony Caleshu.
Date Posted: 4th November 2015
This month, our poetry pick comes from Anthony Caleshu’s collection The Victor Poems.
Anthony Caleshu reads his poem ‘Fata Morgana’ from The Victor Poems
‘The Darkling Thrush’, featured here, contrasts the bleakness of an ever changing industrial landscape with the purity and innocence of nature
Topic: New Worlds
‘Field Mouse’s Nest’ by John Clare is a poem which explores the idyllic and what happens when this is disturbed.
Date Posted: 29th October 2015
In The Invisible Man, the character Wells created in Griffin, swathed in his bandages, is now a SciFi icon …
Heir to a mining fortune, David Innes enlists his inventor friend Abner Perry in an experiment and together they accidentally drill down to the earth’s core in his “Iron Mole”…
A terrifying vision of scientific progress without moral limits, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein leads the reader on an unsettling journey from the sublime beauty of the Swiss alps to the desolate waste of the arctic circle.