Thursday 19 May 2016, Vybarr Cregan-Reid: ‘Running Wilde: outdoor exercise & the peculiar history of the treadmill’

When: Thursday 19 May 2016, 6:00-7:30pm

Where: G04, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Listen to a recording of the event here:

Abstract: Writer and academic Vybarr Cregan-Reid (University of Kent) discusses his new book, Footnotes: How Running Makes us Human (Ebury Press, 2016), a literary and philosophical study of running and modern life. He will read from a chapter about why so many people dislike running in a gym, and how the treadmill began its life as the harshest form of punishment short of the death penalty, endured by many, including Oscar Wilde.

This event took place as part of Birkbeck Arts Week. For more information, please visit the Birkbeck School of Arts website.

sitemanagerThursday 19 May 2016, Vybarr Cregan-Reid: ‘Running Wilde: outdoor exercise & the peculiar history of the treadmill’

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