It is 80 years since J.B. Priestley wrote Time and the Conways. Or is it?

Join writer, Anthony Peake, and academic, Luke Goaman-Dodson (also Priestley’s great-grandson), in a fascinating discussion that may change the way you perceive time forever…

Born and raised in Bradford, J.B. Priestley grew up to become one of the UK’s best-known playwrights. His fascination with the nature of time influenced his work to the extent that he famously wrote three plays dedicated to the topic and even penned a book of time theory.

This captivating exploration of his work will delve into Priestley’s plays and examine the questions that preoccupied him. Is time linear? Or is it a construct of the mind?

About The Speakers

Luke Goaman-Dodson

Luke Goaman-Dodson is the great-grandson of J.B. Priestley, he is a musician, writer, and researcher. He will begin a PhD in English Literature at Queen Mary, University of London, next year. His primary area of research interest is in the intersection between psychology, mysticism, and literature in the interwar period.

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 he has now written seven books, co-authored an eighth and acted as editor of a ninth. His latest work Time and The Rose Garden explores the time plays and time-theories of British author-playwright J.B. Priestley.

Alan Roberts

Alan Roberts has lectured in various guises, institutions and subjects, all concerning the raising of human awareness, especially Art, Theatre and Literature as effective forms of meditation.  His PhD was on the archetypal roots of Shakespeare’s characters in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  His interest in Priestley’s Time plays lies in the intense intricacy he brings to these storylines and plots and beyond that the intense worldview these imply.

About The Chair

Lee Hanson

Lee Hanson is Head of English at Bradford Grammar School and Chairman of the J.B. Priestley Society. He is the series editor of the Rediscovering Priestley Series for Great Northern Books and has composed forewords for several titles in the Valancourt Books Priestley series.