The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne

Hugh Aldersey-Williams

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A UNESCO City of Literature walking tour

Experience Norwich with fresh eyes and discover the extraordinary life of one of its greatest residents, the polymath Thomas Browne, A literary walking tour led by writer and creator Hugh Aldersey-Williams (The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century).

Includes a free copy of the Walking Norwich book.

Important information

Age guidance: 14+

Duration: 45 minutes

About Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Hugh Aldersey-Williams is a science writer and occasional exhibition curator. His books include the bestseller Periodic Tales, Tide: The Science and Lore of the Greatest Force on Earth, and The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century. He is currently working on a book about the mathematician and physicist Christiaan Huygens and the science of the Dutch Golden Age.

Hugh has curated exhibitions at Compton Verney, the Wellcome Collection and the Victoria & Albert Museum. He has a degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University. He lives with his wife and son in Norfolk.


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23 May

05:00 pm


City of Literature Weekend is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival and National Centre for Writing presentation, programmed by National Centre for Writing.

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