Working in the Diocese of Bath and Wells, although living but seven miles from the centre of Bristol, I tend to find myself gazing across the Mendips when I should be thinking city. Thus I have chanced a little late on the scene of the Bristol Festival of Ideas.
Tonight I am looking forward to hearing Marcus du Sautoy, the University of Oxford Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science (he took over from Richard Dawkins recently).
Alain de Botton, Michale Frain and Monica Ali stood out amongst many fine speakers over the festival. I'll diary it next year.