Roald Dahl conference comes to Cardiff

Delegates from around the world will meet for the Roald Dahl Centenary Cardiff Conference from Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th June.

A programme of expert panels, talks and excursions will look at Dahl’s extensive work for both children and adults. Delegates will also have the chance to visit the places of Dahl’s youth and examine manuscript and visual material from the archive at Great Missenden.

The conference will also consider Dahl’s interventions in other disciplines, from education to medicine, together with his manifold, influential legacies (both enabling and contentious).

Ticket prices are £180 for the three days, or £90 for individual days. Students and Cardiff residents receive a discounted rate of £95 for the whole conference, or £45 for individual days. There are also optional extras, such as a Roald Dahl tour and conference banquet. You can download the registration form from the conference website.

One talk is available free to the public, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine. This fascinating interview will explore Roald Dahl’s lifelong fascination with medical science. Professor Damian Walford Davies, Head of Cardiff University’s School of English, Communication and Philosophy will discuss Dahl’s work with Tom Solomon, Professor of Neurology at Liverpool University, who cared for Roald Dahl during his final months in Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital. You register for this event free on Creative Cardiff’s Eventbrite page.

Find out more and book your place at the conference on the Roald Dahl Centenary Cardiff Conference website.

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