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Oxford Literary Festival

Oxford Literary Festival

18 Mar 2018
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We are pleased to announce that, for the second year running, Lincoln College is involved with the Oxford Literary Festival.

On Sunday 18 March, Librarian and writer Mark Purcell will explain the history of British and Irish country house libraries from Roman times to the present day. Purcell will look at the obsession with collecting, the process of designing library buildings and the care and neglect of book collections. He will argue that country house libraries were not just for show – many were put together with great care and used for intellectual pursuits.

Purcell is deputy director of Cambridge University Library and was the former libraries curator to the National Trust. He will be introduced by the Rector of Lincoln College Professor Henry Woudhuysen.

We have 10 complimentary tickets available to this talk for members of the Lincoln community. Please contact Julia Uwins to secure your ticket.


We also have a small number of complimentary tickets available for the following Oxford Literary Festival talks. Please contact Julia Uwins to enquiry as to availability.

Saturday 17 March

Midday - Secrets and Spies: Mick Herron and Lucy Atkins. Chaired by Hannah Beckerman

2pm - Butterflies off Banks of Noon: Emily Dickinson’s Poetry through Music and Moving Image with Sally Bayley, Suzie Hanna, Nicole Panizza and Hannah Sanders

Thursday 22 March

7.30pm - Festival Literary Quiz: Peter Kemp, David Grylls, Lynne Truss and Sue Limb. Chaired by James Walton

Friday 23 March

10am - Bella Figura: How to Live, Love, and Eat the Italian Way with Kamin Mohammadi.

Midday - Words to Heal Troubled Minds with Lucy Newlyn and Paula Byrne. Interviewed by Jem Poster

4pm - Rome, 1378: the Disputed Papal Election and the Great Western Schism with Patrick Zutshi.

Saturday 24 March

Midday - Free Woman: Life, Liberation and Doris Lessing. Lara Feigel Interviewed by Margie Orford.

Sunday 25 March

10am - KINTU with Jennifer Makumbi.

2pm - Chekhov in Siberia: A One-Man Show with Michael Pennington.

4pm - Love & Fame with Susie Boyt.