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The Iris Murdoch Centre presents...Iris Murdoch and the Theatre

Saturday 21 September 2019
12:00 - 1:30pm
Bishop Otter campus

Join the Iris Murdoch Research Centre as it celebrates Murdoch’s centenary with an event highlighting her work in the theatre. Hosted by Visiting Professor Anne Rowe, our panel will discuss the breadth of Murdoch’s fascination with the stage, their own engagement with her work, and her Booker Prize-winning The Sea, The Sea.

Bill Alexander is a theatre director, best known for his work at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Birmingham Rep. He adapted Murdoch’s The Sea, The Sea for the stage.

Annette Badland is an actor best known for her work on TV in Eastenders and Doctor Who, as well as a long stage career including a role in Murdoch’s ‘The Servants in the Snow’.

Fiona McAlpine is a radio drama producer and director. She recently produced the adaptation of The Sea, The Sea for Radio 4, starring Jeremy Irons.

Tickets are £5 from the Chichester Festival Theatre website in partnership with Chichester Festival Theatre and Chichester Cinema at New Park.

The St Anne's Society presents...Iris Murdoch: 100 years of Memories

Saturday 12 October 

Room 1.01, Academic Building, Bishop Otter campus

Join St Anne’s Society, South of England Branch, to celebrate the centenary of Iris Murdoch’s birth with a panel of those who knew her well. Speakers include the author and biographer A.N. Wilson, Kate Levey, daughter of Murdoch’s close friend the author Brigid Brophy, Maureen Gruffydd Jones, a student of Murdoch’s, and Judith Vidal-Hall, who knew Iris well at St Anne’s. The panel will be chaired by Dr Miles Leeson, Director of the Iris Murdoch Research Centre at the University of Chichester.

Tea and cake will follow after the discussion.

Tickets are £16 and available on Eventbrite



The Iris Murdoch Research Centre organises a variety of events each year focusing on Iris Murdoch, her milieu, and related academic areas at University of Chichester.

It also supports events connected to Murdoch both nationally and internationally. For the latest information on forthcoming events please follow the hyperlinks on the 'Links' page, or email: