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25th St Hilda's Mystery & Crime Conference, 2018

09:00 to 22:00
St Hilda's Mystery and Crime Conference 2018

Sharks Circling: Politics & Crime

‘There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water.’  Alan Clark Diaries.

Speakers at this year’s conference include: Adam Brookes, Chris Brookmyre, Natasha Cooper, Lindsey Davis, Mick Herron, Judith Flanders, Brian McGilloway, Adrian McKinty, SG MacLean, SJ Parris, Manda Scott, Louise Welsh, and Andrew Taylor (Chair). We are delighted to announce that this year’s conference Guest of Honour is Sara Paretsky.

Launched in 1994, this conference offers the audience the unique experience of hearing their favourite authors exploring a theme. It has become a significant entry in the calendar of crime fiction conferences and is a wonderful way to spend a weekend with like-minded devotees of crime fiction. Speakers will examine the many areas crime fiction covers: the police detective, historical, ‘hard- boiled’, clerical, classical fairy tales, domestic, the golden age gems, and the light-hearted. We offer challenging talks, excellent meals, on-site accommodation, Oxford itself, and amazing camaraderie. 

Beginning on Friday evening with a dinner and drinks reception, the conference will feature a weekend of talks, discussions and author signings, finishing up with a traditional farewell lunch on Sunday. 

Conference Cost:

Alumnae early booking conference fee, deadline 31st March: £185

Conference fee from 1st April: £200

The PD James Conference Dinner is held on Saturday night– proceeds go to the PD James Fund which supports the work of the English School and students at St Hilda’s College, kindly endowed by Honorary Fellow P. D. James

Booking deadline: 03/08/18

You may book for the conference here.

When booking, the opportunity is available to make an additional voluntary donation to the P.D. James Memorial Fund.

Please note we are unable to issue refunds after the booking deadline has passed. To register for the mailing list and receive more information, please email Triona Adams

For information on requesting accommodation in College, please visit our Requesting Accommodation page. Rooms are limited, so early booking is recommended.