On Ruskin: In Conversation with Suzanne Fagence Cooper and Emma Mitchell

Date: Wednesday 24 April 2019
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly

Suzanne Fagence Cooper, in conversation with Emma Mitchell, will delve into Ruskin’s writings and life, and uncovering the dizzying clarity of his vision. Whether he was examining the exquisite and threatened carvings of a medieval cathedral or the mass-produced wares of Victorian factories, chronicling the beauties of Venice or his own descent into old age, Ruskin saw life’s glories and contradictions vividly, and can teach us to do the same.

Flower Market: An Evening with Michelle Mason

Date: Thursday 25 April 2019
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly

From uplifting blue hyacinths in March, peachy peonies and delicate pink foxgloves in June, shades of gold and orange in the autumn, through to pine boughs and jewel-like berries in December, Michelle Mason shares her tips in Flower Market: Botanical Style at Home on making the most of seasonal plants and flowers throughout the year.

40 Years of Granta Magazine

Date: Tuesday 30 April 2019
Location: Hatchards Piccadily

To celebrate forty years of Granta magazine, editor Sigrid Rausing and former editors Bill Buford and Ian Jack talk to Erica Wagner, writer and former Times literary editor.  Sharing anecdotes and insights from  four decades of  publishing the leading literary journal, they will reflect on a changing literary landscape and the joy of championing new talent and established names alike.

An Evening with Matthew Biggs and Sue Biggs, Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society

Date: Wednesday 1 May 2019
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly

In RHS: A NATION IN BLOOM, Matthew Biggs uncovers the beating heart of the RHS, the nation’s largest gardening charity, as it leads a renaissance of interest and enthusiasm for all things horticultural.In an exclusive event, hear Sue Biggs, Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society, and Matthew Biggs, gardening expert and regular BBC Gardeners’ Question Time panellist, discuss the new direction of the Royal Horticultural Society, how it aims to inspire us all to improve our lives, and to encourage gardeners for generations to come.

King & Emperor: Janet L. Nelson & History Today

Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly

KING & EMPEROR is a major new biography of one of the most extraordinary of all rulers, and the father of present-day Europe: Charles, king of the Franks. Hatchards are delighted to be hosting Janet L. Nelson, the book’s author, in our first of an event series with the fabulous publication: History Today.

King of the World: An Evening with Philip Mansel & History Today

Date: Wednesday 10 July 2019
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly

KING OF THE WORLD is the story of Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, who dominated his age. Hatchards are delighted to be hosting Philip Mansel, the book’s author, in our first of an event series with the fabulous publication: History Today.