Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture 2015
Neil Gaiman talks at the Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture 2015
New York Times best-selling author and screenwriter Neil Gaiman delivered the 13th Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture at London’s historic Royal Geographical Society on 3 March 2015.
Author of the ground-breaking comic The Sandman, Neverwhere,Coraline, The Ocean at the End of the Lane and, most recently, Trigger Warning, Neil spoke of the timeless nature of stories in general and Adams’ work in particular in his lecture entitled On Immortality and Douglas
Gaiman’s talk wove together a blend of fables, history and humour with personal anecdotes of his friendship and work with Adams.
He concluded: “Our stories care for us, they make us human, and if they live forever the people who created them, who retell them, who pass them along, are living too. And that’s immortality.”
The Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture
The Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture is held each year in honour of Save the Rhino founder patron Douglas Adams, who was a dedicated spokesperson for conservation right up until his death in 2001 at the age of 49.You can read more about Douglas and his interest in conservation here.
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