Tuesday 29 October 2013 - Book to the Future In 'Book to the Future 2013' Book to the FutureRegister for eventsFriday 25 October 2013Monday 28 October 2013Tuesday 29 October 2013Thursday 24 October 2013Saturday 26 October 2013Sunday 27 October 2013 Events The Mermaid and the Lion Date08/10/2013DescriptionThe original drawings from the graphic novel The Mermaid and the Lion are exhibited at the Bramall Music Building and signed copies of the book are available to buy at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts shop. Build the Birmingham Book Date24 - 29/10/2013DescriptionHelp to create a story of what Birmingham means to you with the University's English department student society BedSoc. The Book of the Dead Date24 - 29/10/2013DescriptionEgyptian textiles from the Cadbury Research Library will be exhibited in the main library with four sections of Egyptian funerary cloth dating from 300-30BC, recently conserved by the British Museum. BABEL: An exhibition of images and words by Stewart Brown Date24 - 29/10/2013DescriptionBABEL is an ongoing series of collages, paintings, digital prints, cards, books, boxes and installations, all derived from Stewart Brown's experiments with 'visual language'. Storywalk – Annamation Date29/10/2013DescriptionJoin Anna Conomos and Anna O'Brien of Annamation Storytellers on an entrepid quest for treasures around the beautiful University of Birmingham campus. Robin Hobb Date29/10/2013DescriptionFantasy and Science Fiction author Robin Hobb discusses the inspiration behind her range of trilogies. She will also be elaborating on her process for writing and her choice to write under a pseudonym. The World's Oldest Bible Date29/10/2013DescriptionProfessor David Parker will describe the Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest surviving Christian Bible and one of the most important books in the world. The Wry Romance of the Literary Rectory Date29/10/2013DescriptionThis event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, apologies for any inconvenience caused. The World's Oldest Bible Date29/10/2013DescriptionProfessor David Parker will describe the Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest surviving Christian Bible and one of the most important books in the world. After Such Kindness: Gaynor Arnold Date29/10/2013DescriptionHaving worked for many years for Birmingham's Adoption and Fostering Service, Gaynor Arnold became an author in 2009, and has since enjoyed great success. She has been long-listed for both the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. The Sceptre Press Date29/10/2013DescriptionMartin Killeen will shed light on the interesting work of this little known press, followed by the opportunity to view and handle the elegant slim volumes produced by the press as well as typescripts and letters from Martin Booth's archive. Book Quiz Date29/10/2013DescriptionHosted by the GRAB (Great Read At Birmingham) team, this event will be a book-themed quiz, incorporating some themes from this year's book 'The Incredible Human Journey' by Professor Alice Roberts. The Subject of Murder Date29/10/2013DescriptionShould we consider murderers degenerate beasts or as the supermen as they have been depicted on the page and the screen? Are murderers something else entirely? Professor Lisa Downing will discuss her latest book, The Subject of Murder, which has garnered much attention since its release. Black History Month poetry trail Date14 - 18/10/2014DescriptionEmbark on an inspirational trail of poetry around the beautiful University of Birmingham campus. Shakespeare Unbard Date14/10/2014DescriptionExplore how societies over time have celebrated Shakespeare and his relevance to individuals and communities today. Timelines-Rewriting History Date14/10/2014DescriptionExplore ways of writing about history, as depicted and recorded in the Barber collections with Jacqui Rowe. Shakespeare and the idea of national theatre Date14/10/2014DescriptionProfessor Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute and Professor of Shakespeare Studies, delivers his inaugural lecture. Tasmina Perry Date14/10/2014DescriptionTasmina returns to campus to talk about studying Law, her adventures in magazine journalism and finding the right career to suit your skill set. Anthologies to apps: changing modes of study Date14/10/2014DescriptionOwing to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel this event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. The event will be rearranged at a later date – TBC.