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  1. Neil Gaiman at the Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture 2015

    One of the words that most accurately describes Douglas Adams’ works is "timeless". In his lecture on "Immortality and Douglas Adams", Neil Gaiman will speak about the enduring nature of Adams’ vision and imagination, the impact of the internet and eBooks on storytelling as a whole, and why stories can sometimes outlive us all.

    This is the 13th Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture in the series.

    The Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture is held each year in honour of Save the Rhino founder patron Douglas Adams, who was a dedicated spokesperson for conservation right up until his death in 2001 at the age of 49. You can read more about Douglas and his interest in conservation here:

    http://www.savetherhino.org/about/trustees_and_patrons/douglas_adams

    The lecture is held in aid of two charities, Save the Rhino and the Environmental Investigation Agency. You can help support these causes.

    Donate today:

    Save the Rhino International: http://www.savetherhino.org/

    Environmental Investigation Agency: http://eia-international.org/

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  2. BBC - Desert Island Discs - Castaway : Douglas Adams

    The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Douglas Adams, creator of the anarchic world conjured up by The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He’ll be talking to Sue Lawley about how, as a child, he found it difficult to communicate with the adult world, and didn’t speak until he was four years old. But as his confidence grew, he set his sights on being a nuclear physicist - an ambition later replaced by a burning desire to be John Cleese in Monty Python’s Flying Circus. In fact, he has become a hugely-successful author, a passionate amateur naturalist and a rock star manque.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/1d016bb1#p0093qxj

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  3. Robert Harris on Cicero, Hitchhiker’s revisited and the art of the book editor

    Robert Harris talks to Claire Armitstead about Lustrum, the second novel in his Cicero trilogy - and explains why he dedicated the book to Peter Mandelson. Plus, our studio panel discusses Eoin Colfer’s revisiting of Douglas Adams’s Hitchiker’s series, and the art of the book editor

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2009/oct/16/books-podcast-robert-harris-mandelson-cicero-hitchhikers-galaxy

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