21st-Century Magic

Anita Sethi
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Find out how witches, druids and pagans practice today

How do modern day witches, druids and pagans find their place in the modern world, adapt (or not) their beliefs and maintain their networks in a world very different from the one in which their belief systems were founded?

Join expert on contemporary witchcraft Vivianne Crowley, historian and contemporary paganism expert Ronald Hutton, and author and Druidry historian Philip Carr-Gomm to find out. Chaired by writer and broadcaster Anita Sethi.

Ronald Hutton is Professor of History at the University of Bristol (August 1996 to date). Prior to this he was a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, before serving as Lecturer and then Reader in History at Bristol (1981–96). He is also the historian and prehistorian on the Board of Trustees which runs English Heritage, and chair of the Blue Plaques Panel. Since the 1980s he has been involved in the writing and presentation of documentaries for various television channels. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Antiquaries, the Learned Society of Wales and the British Academy. His many published works include The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain (1996); The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft (1999); Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain (2009); and Pagan Britain (2013).

Anita Sethi is an award-winning journalist, writer and critic who has written for publications including The Guardian and Observer, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Times Literary Supplement, Granta and New Statesman, appears regularly on BBC radio, and chairs events at venues in the UK and around the world.

Philip Carr-Gomm is a writer and psychologist, who has been leading the world’s largest Druid Order, The Order of Bards Ovates & Druids, for the last thirty years. He is the author of over a dozen books, including Druid Mysteries, Sacred Places, and The Prophecies. He is co-author, with Richard Heygate, of a comprehensive survey of magical practices ancient and modern: The Book of English Magic.

This event is aimed at an adult audience, although children are welcome to attend.


Name: 21st-Century Magic
Where: Knowledge Centre
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96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £15.00
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