Event (For Info) Oxford Literary Festival

The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival is a 9 day event from the 16 March to the 24th March.

The details are on the website http://oxfordliteraryfestival.org

Most of the events are  listed on this website and are updated daily. The events include Nobel winner Seamus Heaney, Booker award-winners Hilary Mantel and Julian Barnes, Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend, novelist Alexander McCall Smith, historian William Dalrymple, and BBC political editor Nick Robinson.

Great debate is at the heart of festival. This year’s Oxford Debate will see journalists Peter Hitchens and Simon Jenkins go head to head on the highly topical issue of UK drugs policy. Should it be relaxed or is it not tough enough?

Food, and particularly Indian food, is a big theme with appearances by Madhur Jaffrey and the Nearly Naked Chef Hardeep Singh Kohli, and a talk by chef Atul Kochhar to coincide with the first award of the £7,500 Jeremy Mogford Food and Drink Literary Prize.

The Event

This is not a hosted event, that is if you are interested in going you have to make your own arrangements.

However if there are a number of people who are planning to go, we can co-ordinate our plans and meet-up a few times during the weekend.

I am planning to go early on Saturday the 23rd morning and come back in the afternoon on Sunday 24th . I will publish the train times  I have booked and the place I plan to stay once I have made these bookings.


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  • Mariam

    Wanted very much to go but now have to go in to work! :-(

    March 22, 2013

  • Vineet

    I am planning to go by the 8:50 am train on Saturday morning. and return sometime in the afternoon 2-3 pm on Sunday. The best train ticket to buy is the off-peak return for £17.10 then you can take any train. I have booked accomodation at the University Halls of Christchurch College. You can book these rooms at www.oxfordrooms.co.uk if you are planning to go for this festival. Please let me know and we can meetup.

    March 16, 2013

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