One of the first British policemen to work closely with the FBI Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia, Paul Harrison has interviewed over 70 of the world’s worst serial killers and mass murderers to gain insight into their psyche.

Join Paul to hear some of the more controversial conversations he had with some of the world’s most terrifying killers. Learn, what drove Robert Maudsley, the UK’s real life Hannibal Lecter, to kill, and why he’s kept in an all glass cell. The Amityville Murders; what Ronald DeFeo said to be fearful of, when Paul spent the night at the house of horror.

This is a truly eyeopening and entertaining talk, that covers twelve stories and interviews. Accompanied by a visual presentation, covering the history of the individual crimes, and the killers story in their own words.

Sad, frightening, and at times, funny, hear how serial killers perceive themselves, their victims, and their actions.

Paul is regarded as an expert on serial killer profiling. As a consultant on the subject, he regularly works with; authors, and film and television production companies. He is author of 34 books, mainly true crime.

Unsuitable for under 18s

Brynmor Jones Library

OpenCampus Literary Landscapes Reading Group: ‘Three Men in a Boat (1889)’ by Jerome K Jerome

Jerome K Jerome’s beloved novel Three Men in a Boat (1889) adds some much needed humour to the Literary Landscapes season. Despite being Victorian, the novel is still regarded today as fresh and witty. Dr David Bagchi, historian and Jerome enthusiast, has kindly agreed to host this session. David is also the author of the Sherlock Holmes/Three Men in a Boat pastiche The Mystery of Briony Lodge.

Brynmor Jones Library

The Full Rich Life and the Abuses of Literacy: Why we need to keep reading Richard Hoggart

Richard Hoggart was born 101 years ago, and published his most famous book, The Uses of Literacy, in 1957, yet his writing remains relevant today. Why should we still read him? In this talk I will discuss the significance of his urban Yorkshire upbringing to his interpretation of ‘the full rich life’, and how his emotionally troubling journey through the education system formed one of ‘four or five tributaries’ –to use his words – that fed into his writing. In a time when the unifying threads of our disparate and varied culture seem to be fraying, his work offers a striking contribution to our understanding of how cultures are lived and generated.

Lynsey Hanley was born in Birmingham and lives in Liverpool. She is the author of ESTATES: AN INTIMATE HISTORY (Granta, 2007), RESPECTABLE: THE EXPERIENCE OF CLASS (Penguin, 2016), and wrote the Introduction to the Penguin Modern Classics edition of Richard Hoggart’s THE USES OF LITERACY (2009). She is a regular contributor to the Guardian, the Financial Times and the LRB blog,and is a visiting research fellow at Liverpool John Moores University.

Free admission, all welcome

Slavery and human trafficking in supply chains – free guidance for businesses

Cristina Talens, Director of Modern Slavery Risk Assessments at Hull University’s Wilberforce Institute, will provide guidance on the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act, including how to identify signs of modern slavery and trafficking, improve your business response and find out what support is available.

The Modern Slavery Act requires any organisation with a turnover of over £36 million to develop a slavery and human trafficking statement each year. The statement should set out what steps the organisation has taken to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in its business or supply chain.

At our free seminar on 26th March – the anniversary of the Modern Slavery Act – Cristina Talens, Director of Modern Slavery Risk Assessments at Hull University’s Wilberforce Institute, will provide guidance on the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act, including how to identify signs of modern slavery and trafficking, improve your business response and find out what support is available. Cristina works with businesses to spot modern slavery in their supply chains, both in the UK and overseas. Her clients include the John Lewis Partnership, voelstalpine UK and Yorkshire Water.


Middleton Hall

Walter Presents to Yorkshire

Join us for an evening with Walter Iuzzolino – the curator of Walter Presents – who will talk about the ground-breaking channel’s vision for world drama, and be the first to see the first episode of their dazzling new show ‘The Mafia only Kills in Summer’.



Join us for a celebration of yarn crafting for peace and mindfulness. Drop in and enjoy a day of music, talks and inspiration.

MP Diana Johnson will be joining us at 1:30pm in a talk and question and answer session.

Bring your latest project to work on at Hull Minster.

Free admission.

Creating the Past

Cultural Programming inspired by Heritage within Hull UK City of Culture 2017

A free public seminar organised by Culture, Place and Policy Institute

Three years ago the National Lottery Heritage Fund decided to invest £3million in a bold new venture with Hull UK City of Culture 2017 – a wide-ranging programme of creative activity to bring the diverse heritage of Hull to the fore during the City of Culture year and to engage a wide range of people with that heritage.

Taking a completely new approach, the partnership set out to infuse heritage narratives broadly throughout the artistic programme; to use heritage as a source of inspiration for artists; and to employ the arts as a means to increase participation in heritage.

A new report sets out the results of this unique year-long, strategic and place-based approach to exploring and engaging people with heritage. It raises the question of how the fusion of arts and heritage might influence future policy and practice, and what this could mean for the arts, for heritage and for our towns and cities.

We invite you to join us in the debate as we launch the report.

What does it mean to be Human? God, Neuroscience and Human Identity

What does it mean to be human? Can we solve the mystery of who we are by learning more about the brain? Or are we more than the sum total of our neurons? Join Professor John Wyatt as he explores this fascinating and multi-dimensional topic.

John Wyatt is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics, Ethics and Perinatology at University College London and a Senior Researcher at the Faraday Institute, Cambridge. His background is as a consultant neonatologist and as an academic in applied neuroscience researching into the prevention of brain injury in newborn babies.

John is also President of the Christian Medical Fellowship and Chair of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics in Cambridge. He has a long-standing interest in ethical dilemmas raised by advances in biomedical technology and engages frequently in public and professional consultations and debates about medical ethics. His book Matters of Life and Death has been translated into more than 10 languages. His recent book, Dying well, deals with the opportunities and challenges which dying brings.

John is currently co-leading a multidisciplinary research project into the social and human implications of advances in artificial intelligence and robotics technology, based at the Faraday Institute.

There will opportunities for audience participation through a Q&A session and there will be a book table at the event.

Admission is free but entry by ticket only.

The World’s Fittest Live Shows – The Great British Swim Edition

Fitness enthusiasts are being given the chance to get some top tips from one of the industry’s leading expert as Ross Edgley brings his new show The World’s Fittest Live Shows – The Great British Swim Edition, to Hull City Hall on 29 May 2019.

Ross made history in 2018 by doing what no man has ever done before, with his historic 2,000 mile swim around mainland Great Britain. His No.1 Sunday Times best-selling book changed our views of physical fitness and his historic swim around Great Britain altered our views of mental fortitude. The World’s Fittest Live Show combines the teachings of the World’s Fittest Book with the learnings from 23 weeks at sea, including commentary and confessions from the Great British Swim.

Expect tales from the world’s longest staged sea swim, packed with the physical and mental fitness secrets that will reveal the key to unlocking superhuman physical potential.


Ships in the Sky

Ships in the Sky is a film, oral history and exhibition project by artist and filmmaker Esther Johnson, supported by Hull Libraries and funded by the James Reckitt Library Trust.

The project will explore Hull’s relationship with the giant Alan Boyson mural Three Ships – one of the largest pieces of public art in the UK – also looking at the social history of the building where it currently resides. The life of this iconic building in Hull City Centre has moved from the Co-operative society to a British Home Stores and once contained the Skyline Ballroom, later Bailey’s nightclub and then Romeo’s and Juliet’s.

Ben Fogle


Inspiring & Incredible Tales of Ben’s Adventures and Expeditions.

Join Ben Fogle, a modern day journeyman, for an unforgettable evening of storytelling and adventure.

In this uplifting and inspiring show Ben will be sharing his tales from swimming with crocodiles to conquering Mount Everest. From crossing Antarctica to rowing the Atlantic Ocean. From the animal’s of Longleat to New Lives in The Wild. From a year Castaway on an island in the Outer Hebrides to the world stinging nettle eating championships.

The much-loved TV adventurer will recount, with warmth and honesty, his thrilling tales. If you like Ben’s TV shows then you’ll love this personal and intimate evening of inspiring stories from around the world

TRUST FAST HEALTH with Dr. Michael Mosley

Dr Michael Mosley has changed tens of thousands of lives with his award-winning programmes and international bestselling books. In this informative and entertaining live show, MICHAEL MOSLEY, the man behind the iconic 5:2 Diet, will explode common health myths and offer fascinating insights into the workings of the human body. He will take you on the unconventional journey that he himself has travelled, from swallowing tape worm to uncovering revolutionary new ways to lose weight, get fit and reduce stress.

Psychic Sally


World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award-winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10 year anniversary show.

Sally is one of the UK’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 10 years.

Sally’s jaw-dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heart-breaking, often controversial; the 10 year anniversary tour showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation’s best-loved medium.

Sally says; ‘The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the other side.’

This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action.

The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment


I’m a Celebrity WINNER……….HARRY REDKNAPP comes to town!

Harry is genuinely one of the funniest celebrity/football storytellers in the country. This will be a fun filled event with tales of the jungle and of a football managers life

Included will be Audience Q&A

Come and see him LIVE!

VIP tickets can be purchased separately for an additional £50 to include a photo taken with Harry before the show plus signed photo.


National Treasures Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers have announced a huge nationwide tour for 2019 taking in over 37 dates between February and April. With their irresistible enthusiasm, An Evening With The Hairy Bikers will be an epic night of cooking and conversation.

Big hearted, down-to-earth cooks with a love of good food, Si and Dave have been cooking together for more than twenty years. They have created haute cuisine dishes with Michelin-starred chefs and travelled the world in the pursuit of great food. They’ve also explored the length and breadth of the British Isles to discover brand new recipes and create their own fresh takes on cooking classics.

The stars of several hit television shows, they are the UK’s most popular cookery duo with series including THE HAIRY BIKERS’ MEDITERRANEAN ADVENTURE, THE HAIRY BIKERS’ COOKBOOK; BEST OF BRITISH, THE HAIRY BIKERS’ MISSISSIPPI ADVENTURE, EVERYDAY GOURMETS, THE HAIRY BIKERS’ FOOD TOUR OF BRITAIN and two major prime time series of MUMS KNOW BEST for BBC2 all drawing millions of audiences.

The Hairy Bikers have also written over twenty books to date, including the bestselling THE HAIRY BIKERS’ PERFECT PIES, 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, BIG BOOK OF BAKING, THE HAIRY BIKERS’ GREAT CURRIES and four phenomenally successful diet books, THE HAIRY DIETERS: HOW TO LOVE FOOD AND LOSE WEIGHT, THE HAIRY DIETERS: EAT FOR LIFE, GOOD EATING and MAKE IT EASY published earlier this year. Other recent publications include CHICKEN & EGG and MEDITERRANEAN ADVENTURE accompanying their BBC2 TV series, with their new book THE HAIRY BIKERS’ BRITISH CLASSICS to be released on 1 November.

No strangers to the live arena, The Hairy Bikers performed their sell-out BIG NIGHT OUT show in theatres across the UK in 2010 and completed another ambitious nationwide theatre tour in April 2013.

All round to The Hairy Bikers VIP Package (£99):

This includes a top price seat within the front 3 rows

Have your photo taken with the Hairy Bikers

Si and Dave will take part in a question and answer session with the VIP audience

Receive a VIP gift in a commemorative Hairy Bikers tote bag

Collect your VIP laminate and lanyard