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Saturday, 23rd February 2019
Friday, 8th March 2019
Saturday, 30th March 2019
Jem Poster and Sarah Burton.  Creative Writing Course: A Sense of Place
Jem Poster and Sarah Burton. Creative Writing Course: A Sense of Placefestival
St Hugh's College
  • 09:30
£90
Melvyn Bragg talks to Peter Kemp. Love Without End: A Story of Heloise and Abelard
Melvyn Bragg talks to Peter Kemp. Love Without End: A Story of Heloise and Abelardfestival
Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre
  • 14:00
£7 - £13
Charles Spencer. To Catch a King: Charles IIs Great Escape
Charles Spencer. To Catch a King: Charles IIs Great Escapefestival
Blackwell Hall
  • 18:00
£7 - £13
Amy Wilson. World Building Workshop
Amy Wilson. World Building Workshopfestival
Blackwell Hall
  • 12:00
£8
Martin Brown. Lesser Spotted Animals 2
Martin Brown. Lesser Spotted Animals 2festival
Blackwell Hall
  • 14:00
£8
Gill Lewis. The Closest Thing to Flying
Gill Lewis. The Closest Thing to Flyingfestival
Blackwell Hall
  • 10:00
£7
Sydney Padua. The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage
Sydney Padua. The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbagefestival
Blackwell Hall
  • 16:00
Free
John Elliott. Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion
John Elliott. Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunionfestival
St Hugh's College
  • 10:00
£7 - £13
Tessa Hadley talks to Lucy Atkins. Late in the Day
Tessa Hadley talks to Lucy Atkins. Late in the Dayfestival
St Hugh's College
  • 18:00
£7 - £13
Maz Evans. Who Let the Gods Out? Greek Mythology as Never Seen Before
Maz Evans. Who Let the Gods Out? Greek Mythology as Never Seen Beforefestival
St Hugh's College
  • 16:00
£8
David Fickling. What Makes a Great Childrens Book?
David Fickling. What Makes a Great Childrens Book?festival
St Hugh's College
  • 12:00
£8
Literary Oxford with Alastair Lack
Literary Oxford with Alastair Lackfestival
St. Johns College Oxford
  • 14:00
£25
Gelong Thubten. A Monks Guide for Young People
Gelong Thubten. A Monks Guide for Young Peoplefestival
St Hugh's College
  • 14:00
£7
Harry Potter Show. Celebrating the Harry Potter books
Harry Potter Show. Celebrating the Harry Potter booksfestival
The Sheldonian Theatre
  • 10:00
£10 - £13
Martin Rees talks to Ian Goldin. Princeton Lecture. On the Future: Prospects for Humanity
Martin Rees talks to Ian Goldin. Princeton Lecture. On the Future: Prospects for Humanityfestival
The Sheldonian Theatre
  • 16:00
£8 - £20
Darcey Bussell. Evolved
Darcey Bussell. Evolvedfestival
The Sheldonian Theatre
  • 12:00
£8 - £20
Lucy Worsley. Lady Mary: Tales of Tudor Intrigue
Lucy Worsley. Lady Mary: Tales of Tudor Intriguefestival
The Sheldonian Theatre
  • 14:00
£10
George Monbiot. How Did We Get Into This Mess? Politics, Equality, Nature
George Monbiot. How Did We Get Into This Mess? Politics, Equality, Naturefestival
The Sheldonian Theatre
  • 18:00
£7 - £13
Chitra Soundar. Stories of India
Chitra Soundar. Stories of Indiafestival
Modern Art Oxford
  • 14:00
£7
Yuval Zommer and Charlotte Guillain. The Skies Above My Eyes
Yuval Zommer and Charlotte Guillain. The Skies Above My Eyesfestival
Modern Art Oxford
  • 10:00
£7
Henry Edmunds talks to Graham Harvey. Pasture to Plate: Farming in Harmony with Nature
Henry Edmunds talks to Graham Harvey. Pasture to Plate: Farming in Harmony with Naturefestival
Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre
  • 16:00
£7 - £13
Sunday, 31st March 2019
Martin Moore and Jamie Susskind. Is Democracy and Freedom Threatened by Technology
Martin Moore and Jamie Susskind. Is Democracy and Freedom Threatened by Technologyfestival
Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre
  • 12:00
£8 - £14
Michael Nylan. The Chinese Pleasure Book
Michael Nylan. The Chinese Pleasure Bookfestival
Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre
  • 14:00
£7 - £13
Digby Jones.  Fixing Business: Making Profitable Business Work for The Good of All
Digby Jones. Fixing Business: Making Profitable Business Work for The Good of Allfestival
Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre
  • 16:00
£7 - £13
Jo Cotterill and Cath Howe. Empathy Workshop: Can Books Make you a Better Person
Jo Cotterill and Cath Howe. Empathy Workshop: Can Books Make you a Better Personfestival
Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre
  • 12:00
£8
Chris Thorogood. Perfectly Peculiar Plants
Chris Thorogood. Perfectly Peculiar Plantsfestival
Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre
  • 16:00
£7
John Dougherty. Dinosaurs and Dinner-Ladies
John Dougherty. Dinosaurs and Dinner-Ladiesfestival
Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre
  • 14:00
£7
Antonia Keaney and Percy. Percy at the Palace: A Dogs Eye View of Blenheim Palace
Antonia Keaney and Percy. Percy at the Palace: A Dogs Eye View of Blenheim Palacefestival
Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre
  • 10:00
£7
Matthew Sturgis. Oscar: A Life
Matthew Sturgis. Oscar: A Lifefestival
Blackwell Hall
  • 10:00
£7 - £13
John Bargh Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do
John Bargh Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Dofestival
Blackwell Hall
  • 10:00
£7 - £13
Geraldine McCaughrean. Words, Words, Words: The Case Against Dumbing Down
Geraldine McCaughrean. Words, Words, Words: The Case Against Dumbing Downfestival
Blackwell Hall
  • 12:00
£7 - £13
John Boyne talks to Hannah Beckerman. A Ladder to the Sky
John Boyne talks to Hannah Beckerman. A Ladder to the Skyfestival
Blackwell Hall
  • 14:00
£7 - £13
Gelong Thubten. A Monk's Guide to Happiness: Meditation for the 21st Century
Gelong Thubten. A Monk's Guide to Happiness: Meditation for the 21st Centuryfestival
Blackwell Hall
  • 16:00
£7 - £13
Catherine McIlwaine. Stepping into Tolkiens Study
Catherine McIlwaine. Stepping into Tolkiens Studyfestival
Blackwell Hall
  • 12:00
£7 - £13
Rachel Moss talks to Janina Ramirez. The Book of Durrow
Rachel Moss talks to Janina Ramirez. The Book of Durrowfestival
Blackwell Hall
  • 14:00
£7 - £13
Geraldine McCaughrean and Sally Nicholls.Oxfords Finest: Writing and Inspiration
Geraldine McCaughrean and Sally Nicholls.Oxfords Finest: Writing and Inspirationfestival
Blackwell Hall
  • 16:00
£8
Suzanna Crampton.  Bodacious: The Shepherd Cat
Suzanna Crampton. Bodacious: The Shepherd Catfestival
St Hugh's College
  • 12:00
£7 - £13
Paul Lynch and Caoilinn Hughes. Emerging Irish Voices
Paul Lynch and Caoilinn Hughes. Emerging Irish Voicesfestival
St Hugh's College
  • 16:00
£7 - £13
Emily Thomas. Writing Workshop
Emily Thomas. Writing Workshopfestival
St Hugh's College
  • 14:00
£8
Ruth OCallaghan. A Poetry Workshop: Becoming
Ruth OCallaghan. A Poetry Workshop: Becomingfestival
St Hugh's College
  • 14:00
Free
Simon Schama talks to Matthew Stadlen. An Audience with Simon Schama
Simon Schama talks to Matthew Stadlen. An Audience with Simon Schamafestival
The Sheldonian Theatre
  • 18:00
£8 - £20
Mary Robinson. Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future
Mary Robinson. Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Futurefestival
The Sheldonian Theatre
  • 18:00
£8 - £20
Giles Yeo. Gene Eating: The Science of Obesity and the Truth about Diets
Giles Yeo. Gene Eating: The Science of Obesity and the Truth about Dietsfestival
Worcester College
  • 12:00
£8 - £14
Sam Willis and James Daybell. Histories of the Unexpected
Sam Willis and James Daybell. Histories of the Unexpectedfestival
Worcester College
  • 14:00
£7 - £13
Martin Bell, Kate Adie and Deric Henderson. Chaired by Ivan Little Reporting the Troubles
Martin Bell, Kate Adie and Deric Henderson. Chaired by Ivan Little Reporting the Troublesfestival
The Sheldonian Theatre
  • 12:00
£8 - £14
Jeremy Robson talks to Maureen Lipman. Under Cover: A Poets Life in Publishing
Jeremy Robson talks to Maureen Lipman. Under Cover: A Poets Life in Publishingfestival
Worcester College
  • 16:00
£7 - £13
Sophia Bennett and Sofia Karamani. The Bigger Picture: Women Who Changed the Art World
Sophia Bennett and Sofia Karamani. The Bigger Picture: Women Who Changed the Art Worldfestival
The Sheldonian Theatre
  • 14:00
£8
Robert Daws. Wodehouse in Wonderland by William Humble
Robert Daws. Wodehouse in Wonderland by William Humblefestival
Randolph Hotel: Ballroom
  • 16:00
£8 - £15
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