Evan Davis in Ely

Thursday 9th November

  • Venue St Mary's Church, St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4HF
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
  • Price range £6 - 7
Image of Evan Davis

Post-Truth is a timely, brilliantly insightful book which steps inside the panoply of deception and spin employed, not just in recent politics, but in all walks of life. From the verbiage in company annual reports, to excitable headlines promising a new cure for cancer, to canned laughter on TV, and not forgetting political spin, low level dishonesty is rife. Every day, we encounter exaggeration, euphemism, economy with the truth, carefully selected words designed to mislead without actually lying, and sometimes, pure nonsense.  Drawing on behavioural science, economics, psychology and his knowledge of the media, Evan sets out why ‘bullshit’ has apparently become the communications strategy of our time. He ends by providing readers with a tool-kit to handle the kinds of deceptions we encounter every day, and charts a route through the muddy waters of the post-truth age. Newsnight presenter Evan Davis is one of the most pertinent voices of our day and this is the perfect time to hear him.

Book places

Collect before the day £6

These specially reduced event book vouchers must be collected from the bookshop before Thursday 9th November.

Collect on the day £7

These event book vouchers can be collected at any time, including on the door of the event.

Collecting your event book voucher

As our event book vouchers have a redeemable value, we do not post them out. They are available for collection from the bookshop at any point before the event (and there is often a slight incentive with this option), or alternatively they can be collected on the door of the event.

Group bookings

If you require more than 10 places, please contact the bookshop for a group booking so that we can arrange to seat you together.

How our event book vouchers work

The full price of your voucher is an advance book deposit against a copy of the book featured at the event, which also guarantees admittance for one person. Event book vouchers are redeemable at any point up to and including the day of the event, but not afterwards.

Pricing explanation

Meeting people at the bookshop is the best part of being a bookseller, so the discounted price for collection in advance is a little incentive for you to come and visit us before the day of the event itself!

Refunds and Exchanges

In order to maintain the great value of our event book vouchers, we have to reduce administration to an absolute minimum. This means that we aren’t able to refund or exchange event book vouchers.