Since the beginning of human history, people have sought immortality. What was once reserved for the realms of religion and gods quickly spread out into the world of science and beyond, consuming the minds of philosophers, poets, writers, scientists and the public alike.

Bradford Literature Festival is excited to welcome Professor and physicist Akram Khan and author Anthony Peake for a fascinating debate on one of the most contentious subjects of modern science.

Peake’s grouundbreaking book Is There Life After Death? The Extraordinary Science of What Happens When We Die proposed an astonishing theory – a theory that states that personal death is in fact a scientific impossibility.

Join us for an event that will reach for the heart of what it means to be human and, using the latest scientific research, will try to answer the ultimate question: can we really live forever?

About The Author

Anthony Peake

Anthony Peake is a writer who deals with borderline areas of human consciousness. His first book, Is There Life After Death? was published in 2006 and since then he has gone on to develop his own ideas together with exploring the latest areas of research in his field.

About The Academic

Akram Khan

Akram Khan is a professor of Experimental Particle Physics at Brunel University London, he is also a world leading researcher in the areas of fundamental and applied science.