Monday, September 12, 2011

Philippa Pearce Memorial Lecture

The 2011 Philippa Pearce Memorial Lecture was given by Philip Pullman on the 8th September to a full house at Homerton College, Cambridge. A video version of the lecture will be available on by the end of the month.

PHILIPPA PEARCE died in 2006, but respect and affection for her writing is as strong as ever. In her memory, a series of lectures is now underway, each intended to celebrate excellence in writing for children. Previous speakers have included Michael Morpurgo and Michael Rosen.

Malorie Blackman will give the 2012 lecture - for more details see

Read Adele Geras’s report on the evening posted on 11 September on

PHOTOGRAPH credit Jill Paton Walsh
Outside Homerton College, Cambridge after the 2011 Philippa Pearce Memorial Lecture, given by Philip Pullman
From left to right
Sally Christie (Philippa’s daughter)/Nat Norland (Sally’s son and Philippa’s grandson)/Philip Pullman and Morag Styles (Chair of Steering Committee)

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