Michael Rosen was delivering the Patrick Hardy lecture tonight on the subject of:
The Bigger Picture � Celebrating Our Picture Books
THE CHILDREN�S BOOK CIRCLE is a lively discussion forum for people involved in children�s books. Founded in 1962 as an informal association of children�s book editors, the CBC has expanded to embrace anyone with a professional interest in children�s books � publishers, librarians, authors, illustrators, teachers, booksellers and agents. The Patrick Hardy Lecture is one of the highlights in the CBC�s calendar. It is delivered each year by a distinguished speaker on a relevant � and often controversial � topic of their choice. Past speakers have included Julia Eccleshare, Jan Mark, Anne Fine, David Almond, Anthony Horowitz and Meg Rosoff.
ACHUKA was impeded from attending the lecture by OFSTED.