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Mar Mar
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St Hilda's Day at The FT Oxford Literary Festival 2018

10:00 to 20:30
10am - 8.30pm

St Hilda's is the only College to hold its own day of lectures at the Oxford Literary Festival, at which all authors are College members or alumnae. This year, our programme includes the following events (held at Worcester College) :

  • 10am: Revolting Remedies from the Middle Ages. Daniel Wakelin and Hannah Bower introduce us to some of the most revolting remedies of medieval England. We will learn just how literally they were supposed to be taken, as well what we can discover from reading about them.
  • 12pm: Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World. Award-winning biographer, Dr Lyndall Gordon, introduces her new book, in which she identifies and links Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner and Virginia Woolf as 'outsiders'.
  • 2pm:  Book into Film - A.A. Milne: His Life and Goodbye, Christopher Robin. Ann Thwaite's 1990 biography, 'A.A. Milne: His Life' was awarded the Whitbread Prize for best biography. Subsequently, Ann acted as consultant for the major feature film, 'Goodbye, Christopher Robin.' Ann will be interviewed by Nicolette Jones (The Sunday Times) about her biography and how it inspired the 2017 feature film.
  • 6pm:  Istanbul: A tale of three cities. Award-winning broadcaster, Bettany Hughes, tells the story of three great cities in one: Byzantine, Constantinople and Istanbul, in an interview with Claire Armitstead (The Guardian and The Observer).
  • 7.30pm: The End Of The F***king World: Adapting a Graphic Novel for Screen: Actress and writer, Charlie Covell, discusses her runaway hit adaptation for Channel 4 of Charles S Forman’s comic series in an interview with Claire Armitstead (The Guardian and The Observer).

We are also delighted to announce that, in the latest addition to this line up, Wendy Cope will be presenting her new poetry collection at 4pm at the Sheldonian Theatre. The eagerly awaited Anecdotal Evidence is Wendy's fifth collection of poems, the first since Family Values in 2011. Published on 1 March 2018, it includes poems on childhood, love and death, as well as a group of poems commissioned for the Shakespeare anniversary in 2016, and tributes to John Cage and Eric Morecambe.

Booking deadline: 24/03/18

Bookings for this event can be made on the FT OLF event website.