Dragon Hall Debates: Guts

Can you stomach a debate? UEA and the National Centre for Writing invite you to join journalist and presenter Tim Hayward, Dr Lindsay Hall from the Quadram Institute and UEA’s Prof Tiffany Atkinson at Dragon Hall to have your say and hear from this diverse line-up of gutsy experts.

-Tim Hayward is a writer, columnist and broadcaster. He has published several books including Food DIY (2012) and the bestselling Knife: The Cult, Craft and Culture of the Cook’s Knife (2016) which has now been translated into eight languages. He’s a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet and has also written and presented several radio documentaries, most recently the highly successful five-part Gut Instinct (2018).

-Dr Lindsay Hall is interested in the interactions between the host and its microbiota in early life. Her research group at the Quadram Institute seeks to understand the role that the early life microbiota plays in regulating immune responses, during health and in diseases such as IBD, to help in the design of new therapies.

-Tiffany Atkinson is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She is the editor of theoretical textbook The Body: A Reader (2003) and has strong research interests in the medical humanities, especially the history of anatomy and representations of the body. She is currently working on a series of critical essays about ‘the poetics of embarrassment’.

-The National Centre for Writing celebrates and explores the artistic and social power of creative writing and literary translation. Its on-going programme of innovative collaborations engages writers, literary translators and readers, in person and online, in projects that support new voices and new stories, and respond to the rapidly changing world of writing.

University of East Anglia:
Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website | YouTube

National Centre for Writing:
Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website | YouTube

Supported by the University of East Anglia and the National Centre for Writing


University of East Anglia
National Centre for Writing
Monday 21 October
7pm–9pm
Venue: National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 15+