Univ OMs at Oxford Literary Festival
Univ Old Members appearing at the Oxford Literary Festival this year include Luke Harding, Alistair Lack, Neel Mukherjee, Prof. Steven Parissien, Andrew Robinson, Prof. Emily Rose, Rick Stroud and Timothy Walker.
Television and radio broadcaster Alastair Lack (1964, History), former head of English programmes at BBC World Service, leads a series of walking tours as part of the festival:
Literary Oxford 3rd April – SOLD OUT
Film Oxford 5th April
Oxford Poets 7th April
Literary Oxford 9th April – SOLD OUT
Inspector Morse 10th April – SOLD OUT
Cultural and architectural historian Prof. Steven Parissien (1978, History), director of Compton Verney gallery, introduces BBC Arts Editor Will Gomperz at the Ashmolean Museum on 3rd April – SOLD OUT.
Emmy-winning writer and television director Rick Stroud (1967, English) discuss the difficulties faced by soldiers as they struggle with traumatic memories of war with Second World War veteran Victor Gregg and war correspondent Matthew Green on 4th April.
Booker-shortlisted author Neel Mukherjee (1992, English) and Bodley’s librarian Richard Ovenden talk to critic and writer Erica Wagner about the author Alan Garneron 4th April.
Journalist and writer Andrew Robinson (1975, Chemistry) talks about the life and work of Einstein on 5th April.
Historian Dr Emily Rose (1983, History) discusses The Murder of William of Norwich on 7th April.
Timothy Walker (1977, Plant Sciences), Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, gives an introduction to plants on 8th April.
Award-winning Guardian foreign correspondent Luke Harding (1987, English) joins a panel of writers to discuss Post-Gorbachev Russia on 9th April.
Prof. Steven Parissien (1978, History) chairs a discussion on the Rothschild Family Garden on 10th April.
Published: 3 April 2016
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