Biennial Dinner 2018
The 43rd Biennial Dinner will take place on Saturday, 29 September 2018.
Old Edwardians will have the opportunity to catch up over a drinks reception, hear a concert from the KES Senior Swing Band, and enjoy a four course dinner in Big School. The evening will conclude with drinks in the Performing Arts Centre Foyer.
This year's guest speaker is Tom Shippey (1960). The title of Tom's speech is Tolkien's (Almost) Universal Appeal. "Tolkien was in several ways a regional writer, deeply attached to the landscape, people and literary traditions of the West Midlands. Nevertheless, and quite unexpectedly, it turned out that he appealed to everybody - hippies, traditionalists, ecologists, and fan-groups world-wide. The one exception to this was literary critics! I will try to explain both the universal appeal and the solitary exception, as well as the long attachment to Birmingham and the counties around it."
Date: 29 September 2018
Location: King Edward's School
Cost: £49.00 until 1 July 2018 and thereafter £59.00