Thursday, October 25, 7:00 pm – Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection

In Skulls, Simon Winchester presents a spellbinding exploration of an obsessive collector of over 300 animal skulls, including amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles and tells the rich and fascinating story of skulls, both human and animal, from every perspective imaginable. Hear him speak at Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge, on Thursday, October 25 at 7 pm. For more information, visit, or email You may also call 617-491-2220.

At the center of Skulls is a stunning, never-before-seen-in-any-capacity, visual array of the skulls of more than 300 animals that walk, swim, and fly. The skulls are from the collection of Alan Dudley, a British collector and owner of what is likely the largest and most complete private collection of skulls in the world.

Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including Atlantic, The Professor and the Madman, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa. Those books were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006, Mr. Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by her Majesty the Queen. He lives in Manhattan and in western Massachusetts.