TELEVISION presenter, comedian and actor Stephen Fry will deliver the University of Reading’s inaugural Town Hall Lecture in honour of poet and playwright Oscar Wilde.
Fry is honorary patron of the Oscar Wilde Society, and Wilde’s connection to Reading was made famous by his incarceration in the town’s prison after being convicted of homosexual acts.
His poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol was inspired by his experiences and reflected the brutality of the Victorian prison system.
The lecture will honour Wilde and his writing, as well as his work on civil and human rights.
It will take place at Reading Town Hall on Thursday, June 4, at 8pm.
Tickets cost £15 (concessions £12.50) from 0118 960 6060 or www.readingarts.com