I will be in the UK this November from the 15th to the 24th. My plans are not yet solid, but I have gigs brewing in London and possibly Oxford and/or Cambridge, I will be in St. Ives at one point, and am considering the possibility of visiting Hadrian’s wall. Other destinations are a possibility. To help me plan my trip, I’m looking for UK fans who are connected to atheist or skeptic’s groups there (college groups or community groups) who would like me to stop by and speak. I won’t be able to do most, but I’d like to see how many I can fit in, so I have to start somewhere, by collecting the possibilities.
So in comments here let me know if you are interested, who you are with, what you have in mind, when and where, and what other attractions there are in your town or local area that could tempt me. I’m most keen on nature’s beauty and Roman-era antiquities; and weird things, especially if they are sci-fi or fantasy genre related somehow, or connected to any Jane Austen film. For example, I’ve already been to Bath, but this time I will definitely be touring “Hogwarts” in Leavesden.
Other ways to tempt me are to suggest good, inexpensive bed & breakfasts to crash at locally, or other nice accommodations on the cheap end. Another is to offer me an opportunity to give a special lecture for the history or philosophy department of your college (you can find a brief list of topics at my website, but obviously I’m most ready to lecture on my latest book, although I can speak on anything I’ve published or spoken on in the past). Another is to offer me an honorarium (I am otherwise expecting to do all gigs for free, but obviously money would attractively defray the cost of the trip).
If you own a bookstore or know anyone who does, and you/they would like me to do a book signing of Proving History in coordination with Prometheus Book’s UK affiliate, definitely mention that, too. Because that stands a good chance of fitting your town on my itinerary.
If you don’t want to discuss any of this publicly in the comments section, or at least want to discuss particulars privately (the advantage of at least mentioning some general details in comments here is that other UK groups will see who else is competing for me or may already be nearby, plus you might give other atheist tourists some neat travel ideas), then contact me by email. Please note that I can take a week or two to reply (I get hundreds of emails a week).
I’m looking forward to being back in England again!