Wednesday 23 November 2016

Alan Moore

Award-winning comic book writer Alan Moore will be among the speakers at the University of Northampton this weekend to talk about Britain’s impending exit from the European Union.

The graphic novelist is set to discuss the reasons behind the vote for Brexit and its possible impact during the event, organised by the Students’ Union’s A Humanist Society. Born and bred in Northampton, much of his work, including From Hell, V for Vendetta and Watchmen, has been subsequently turned into Hollywood films.

Other notable names who will be involved include the Leicester folk singer-songwriter Grace Petrie, fiction author John Higgs and playwright Daisy Campbell, daughter of the acclaimed theatre director and actor, Ken Campbell.

Both students and members of the public are invited to attend the all-day discussion, taking place on Saturday from 10am, with tickets priced at £4 per person.

Steven Hunt, secretary of the A Humanist Society, said: “Brexit is a burning issue that remains on the minds of most. Regardless of which side of the argument you are on, there is still so much uncertainty on how it will affect our country in the coming years. Therefore, we hope that those who attend will gain understanding on the topic and why it occurred.

“Last year, we hosted a similar event that was based on counterculture, at which Alan Moore also spoke. His talk was both inspiring and insightful, and so it is great to have him back with us once again.”

Students’ Union President, Liam Bligh, added: “As one of only two Students’ Unions in England to provide free membership to all of our student groups, it is pleasing to see one such group, the A Humanist Society, take advantage of this offer and host an event that is open to the local community.

“We always look for ways by which we can maintain the positive relationship that exists with this particular stakeholder, and activities such as this assist in strengthening that vital bond.”

The event is being held in the Maidwell Building on the University’s Avenue Campus. You can buy a ticket by visiting the Students’ Union’s website.

More information about the day is available on the group’s Facebook event page.

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