The events I have booked to see are:
Tuesday 3rd October: the poet UA Fanthorpe reading her work.
Wednesday 11th October: the geneticist Steve Jones tells us 'Why evolution is right and creationism is wrong.'
Thursday 12th October: Chester Poets read their work with guest poet Cliff Yates.
Friday 13th October: Joan Bakewell contemplates aging in her new book The View From Here.
Tuesday 17th October: George Bonbiot considers new politics to stop the planet burning.
Wednesday 18th October: the amazing writer Professor David Crystal considers 'Language and the Internet'
Wednesday 25th October: Patricia Duncker presents the Cheshire Prize for Literature awards and will offer observations on the pleasures and pains of writing.
And finally on Friday 27th October George Alagiah (who I worked with to produce an alternative prospectus when I was a fresher at the University of Durham - an event I recall with great clarity but which he sadly doesn't remember at all) will give a talk about his autobiography 'Home from Home'. Having read his account of news journalism in 'Out of Africa' I would expect this to be excellent.
There are many other interesting events as well and I would love to go to all of them - but it is possible to have too much of a good thing, I find - and after a while exhaustion sets in...