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Robin Ince is many things. A comedian, an author, a broadcaster, a bibliomaniac, and a populariser of scientific ideas. The Guardian once declared him a ‘becardiganed polymath’, which seems about right.

He is probably best known as the co-host of the Sony Gold Award winning BBC Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox and co-creator of The Cosmic Shambles Network. His latest book, Bibliomaniac: An Obsessive’s Tour of the Bookshops of Britain is Robin’s love letter to books and independent bookshops. In 2022 he was awarded the Booksellers Association Author of the Year award.

At the conference

Robin is the morning keynote speaker at our 2023 Conference.