Upcoming events for 2011

January 20: Will Self will be speaking about his love for Montaigne at the Institut Français in London. He will talk about the time when he first discovered Montaigne, whether it was love at first sight, whether he often rereads the Essays, whether he has encouraged his friends to read them and whether Montaigne has ever disappointed him. And he may attempt to answer the most important question: should we read Montaigne, and why? For further details and to buy tickets, visit their website here.

January 24: What’s New about the New Year? Will Self will be in conversation with Matthew De Abaitua at Komedia in Brighton tackling such burning issues as: What exactly is new about the new year? Do Cameron and Clegg share the same photocopier user number? And are Kylie Minogue and Rolf Harris the same person? With special guests on the night, hosted by Paul Lyalls. For tickets go here.

January 27: Question Time in Cambridge. Carol Vorderman is unconfirmed. Watch again here.

February 10: Talk with John Gray to discuss his new book – The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death – Darwin’s ideas and much else besides at the Royal Society of Arts. Details here. If you can’t make it along, you can listen to it online at the RSA website.

February 15: In conversation with Russell Hoban about Riddley Walker at the British Library. Details here.

March 14: Will Self argues the case for his favourite building in London, Stockwell bus garage, at the Royal Academy of Arts. Tickets will be available from January 4; details will be here.