Monday, November 9, 2020

Celebrating 'A Voyage to Arcturus'

There are two forthcoming online events celebrating David Lindsay and A Voyage to Arcturus in the centenary year of his remarkable visionary novel, and both are open to the public through prior booking.

Celebrating the Centenary of A Voyage to Arcturus is an online event from the newly-established Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic at the University of Glasgow on 19 November 2020: this will feature author Nina Allen, leading Lindsay scholar Doug Anderson (of this blog), and Professor Robert Davis. The event runs on Zoom from 1800-1930 (UK time). For more information and tickets, follow the link.

A Voyage to Arcturus and Beyond: David Lindsay’s Visionary Imagination is an online symposium on 9 December 2020, via the website of the Scottish Storytelling Centre. This will run from 1300-1800, and will feature presentations on A Voyage to Arcturus, and most of Lindsay's other novels. Composer David Power will talk about writing Lindsay-inspired music, and Seán Martin will be showing a preview of a film about Lindsay's work. Again, please consult the link for more information and tickets.

(Mark Valentine)


  1. Thanks for these notices, Lindsay is a favorite author. I return again and again to "A Voyage to Arcturus" especially. Th Ballantime edition (image you posted) was my first exposure.

  2. I wonder if Doug Anderson is nearing completion of his new, corrected edition of "Arcturus."
    I've never Zoomed, and have resisted learning how, but I would like to hear Doug and the other panelists, so maybe I'll find a 12 year old to explain how Zooming works. --md

    1. I've just been asked to give a talk via Zoom, a VOYAGE too far for me I'm afraid. Tempted to return to my old stomping ground Glasgow to meet Douglas Anderson.

    2. Douglas tells me sadly he's not going to Glasgow, but Zooming from Michigan. My own talk on rock journalism will be in person when possible, as I told the college requesting it I can't face not facing an audience in person. Old technophobe I'm afraid.