Ruth Scurr

John Aubrey: My Own Life
Friday 18 September 2015
12pm | Temple Church | Tickets: £9
Box office: tel 01395 445275 | Festival bookings are now closed

Ruth Scurr

Ruth Scurr is a historian, biographer and literary critic. Her first book, Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution, won the Franco-British Society Literary Prize in 2006 and was listed among the 100 Best Books of the Decade in The Times. She reviews regularly for leading broadsheets including The Telegraph and Wall Street Journal and teaches history and politics at Cambridge University.

Praised by Michael Holroyd and Hilary Mantel, her new book, John Aubrey: My Own Life, is an ambitious and pioneering biography of the seventeenth century English gentleman. Drawn from John Aubrey’s own words, it paints a lively and absorbing picture of his many skills as an antiquary, biographer, mathematician, scientist, archeologist, historian, astrologer, botanist, chemist and educationalist. Join us to find out what made Aubrey ‘one of the most individual of thinkers and writers.’

Ruth will be in conversation with author and Observer writer Rachel Cooke.

Online booking will be available on Friday 24th July, commencing 5pm.
The Festival Box Office opens on Monday 27th July 2015.

Online Bookings – Friday 24th July, from 5pm.
Friends Priority Bookings (in person & by post) – Monday 20th July 2015, from 10am.
General Bookings (in person & by post) – Monday 27th July 2015, from 10am.

John Aubrey, My Own Life, Ruth Scurr, historian