This event has now finished.
  • Date and time: Wednesday 29 April 2020, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Location: Room PZA/103, Piazza Building, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: £3, booking required (Sold out)

Event details

Yarburgh Lecture
in partnership with Fox Lane Books

This event is now cancelled. Please accept our apologies for any disappointment. 

Actor, comedian and writer Robert Webb joins us to discuss his new novel, Come Again. Set partly at the University of York in 1992, Webb’s debut novel is both funny and genuinely moving.

'Kate’s husband Luke – the man she loved from the moment she met him twenty-eight years ago – has died suddenly. Since then she has pushed away her friends, lost her job and everything is starting to fall apart. And then, one day, she wakes up in the wrong room and in the wrong body. She is eighteen again but remembers everything. This is her York college room in 1992. This is the first day of Freshers' Week. And this is the day she first meets Luke. Kate knows how he died and that he’s already ill – and that she might just be able to save him…'.

Tickets for this event entitle the bearer to £2 off the price of Come Again, which will be available for sale after the event, along with a book signing.

This event is now cancelled. Please accept our apologies for any disappointment. 

About the speaker

Robert Webb

Robert Webb is best known as permanent man-boy Jeremy in the acclaimed Peep Show, and for his work as the Webb half of Mitchell & Webb in the Sony award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Sound and the Bafta award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Look. In 2017, his call-to-arms memoir How Not To Be a Boy was a number one Sunday Times bestseller. Robert has been a columnist for the New Statesman, and now lives in London with his wife and daughters.


Fox Lane Books

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop