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Notes from an Apocalypse: Mark O'Connell in conversation with Stephanie Boland

Tuesday 21st April 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event


***We regret to inform you that due to ongoing public health concerns, this event has now been cancelled. Please email for any further information***


‘Extraordinarily good – insightful, affecting, funny, and appropriately terrifying.

The perfect handbook for the end times.’

—Sally Rooney



Take a journey to the end of the world with Wellcome Prize-winning author of To Be a Machine Mark O’Connell in an evening of discussion about his hilarious and harrowing new book Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back.


Concerned with the possibility of the apocalypse, Mark O’Connell set out to meet those who truly believe the end is nigh: survivalists in their bunkers; billionaires banking on civilization’s collapse; would-be Mars colonists. Now armed with their eccentric but not-always-disputable arguments, he will discuss our seemingly impending doom, attempting to bring some sanity to our confused world and its many potential apocalyptic scenarios. Looking beyond the present, he will also reflect on those landscapes—like Chernobyl—that have already gone through the end of times, and will offer us a shadowy glimpse of our potential future.



‘Profoundly unsettling and brilliant’




The event will be chaired by journalist Stephanie Boland and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.


Tickets: £18 Book & Ticket inc. a copy of Notes From An Apocalypse (RRP £14.99) / £8 Standard / £5 Concessions*. When purchasing a Foyalty or Student ticket, you'll need to bring a valid in-date Student card or Foyalty card with you.

Venue: The Auditorium - Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road**.


*Concessions are available to Foyalty card holders***, Students, Disabled and Unemployed patrons. If you are unsure whether you qualify for a free ticket, please contact a member of the events team at

**Please note that the auditorium at Foyles is fully accessible from the lifts located on the Ground Floor.  

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Photography © Rich Gilligan



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