Professor A C Grayling, Folkestone

Friends of the Folkestone Book Festival are sponsoring an event in memory of Nick Spurrier, which will see Professor A C Grayling CBE appearing in Folkestone.

Thursday 23 November 2017 1900 UTC/GMT SOLD OUT 

Mill Bay
CT20 1BN

Early Bird £7.00 to Sunday 10 September. After that normal price (£9.00) except for Concessions (£8.00) and Friends (£8.00).
01303 760750

Cars and Parking
From M20 Jct 13 follow signs to Harbour. Sat nav postcode CT20 1BN. Parking at Quarterhouse (50 spaces) is pay and display £1 per hour, up to £5 for the day. Free car parking after 1800. Council car parks nearby – Tram Road (2 mins), Payers Park (2 mins), Harbour(5 mins) start from £1 per hour.

Folkestone Central benefits from a regular high speed Hitachi Javelin service (57 mins) from London St Pancras International with last train around 22:56 but please check on website The Javelin service has free WiFi and toilets but not buffet cart or buffet car.

National Express runs direct services 007 and 021 to Folkestone Bus Station, Bouverie Square from London Victoria Coach Station and W19 from Wembley Stadium. Services from Victoria take around 2 hours 40 mins and cost from £5.99 Please ensure that you check return times and turn up 10 mins before coach is due to leave.

Although walkable distance with map or sat map, it’s probably easiest to get a taxi from Folkestone Central or bus station to Quarterhouse JJ’s Taxis 01303 244442 or Premier Cars 01303 270000

The bar opens 30 minutes before events and drinks purchased can be taken into the auditorium.

Professor A C Grayling CBE

Master of the New College of the Humanities and Supernumerary Fellow, St Anne’s College, Oxford. Vice-President, British Humanist Society. Patron, UK Armed Forces Humanist Association. Honorary Associate, National Secular Society. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, International Humanist and Ethical Union. Columist, The New European.

Winner, 2015 Bertrand Russell Prize. Winner, 2013 Forkosch Literary Prize. Fellow, Royal Society of Literature. Author of more than thirty books. Judge, 2003 MAN Booker Prize.  Fellow, Royal Society of Arts. Former Guardian columnist and BBC World Service presenter. Former Fellow, World Economic Forum. Former Director and contributor, Prospect magazine. Gifford Lecturer, University of Glasgow, 2005.

CBE New Year’s Honours List 2017 for Services to Philosophy.

A C Grayling will be talking about ‘Democracy and its crisis’. How democracy was mad to fail and how to put it right.

Sure to sell out fast !