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Cloudspotting for Beginners with Gavin Pretor-Pinney at Yule Fest 2019

08/12/2019 1:00 pm – 08/12/2019 2:00 pm | Blackwell's Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BQ

Join best-selling author Gavin Pretor-Pinney at Blackwell’s Oxford Broad Street’s annual Yule Fest event for a truly unique event celebrating the beautiful and vast variety of our cloud-filled world…

Gavin Pretor-Pinney started the Cloud Appreciation Society in 2005. Since then, he’s been encouraging people to ‘look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty, and always remember to live life with your head in the clouds.’ Membership to the Society now includes over 47,000 cloudspotters. Together, they capture and share the most remarkable skies, from sublime thunderstorms and perfect sunsets to hilarious clouds that look like things.

A Cloud A Day is a beautifully illustrated book containing 365 skies selected by the Cloud Appreciation Society. There are photographs by sky enthusiasts around the world, satellite images and photographs of clouds in space, as well as skies depicted by great artists over the centuries. The clouds are accompanied by enlightening explanations, fascinating snippets of cloud science, poetry and uplifting quotations.

The perfect dip-in-and-out book for anyone who wants to de-stress and reconnect with nature, A Cloud A Day will inspire you to open your eyes to the everyday beauty above and to spend a moment each day with your head in the clouds.

When: Sunday 8th December, 1pm – 2pm
Where: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BQ
Price: Free admission

This event is free to register. Please note, the talks may be taking place in the bookshop’s Philosophy Department which is only accessible via a small set of stairs. Seats are allocated on a first come first seated basis – to ensure you have a seat please arrive early; standing room only will be available once all seats have been taken. For all enquiries please email or call their Customer Service Department on 01865 333623.