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Meet Some Of The Greatest Names In Literature

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Updated: 30 March 2016
The FT Weekend Oxford Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary in historic venues across Oxford. The event is an annual literary festival where visitors can meet and listen to authors and experts from over 20 different countries discussing a variety of topics from literature, politics, history, philosophy, economics, science, the culinary arts, travel, the environment, and religion.The programme features 500 speakers and 300 events. Britain’s most well-known classicist, Mary Beard, will be delivering this year’s Bodley Lecture. She will be speaking to the Bodley’s Librarian Richard Ovenden about her life and work, focusing on the public statements that have often seen her at the centre of controversy. Following the event, Mary will receive the Bodley Medal for outstanding contribution to the worlds of literature, arts, science, and communication. Don’t miss your chance to join literary walks, lunches, and dinner with some of the greatest names in literature.

📅 2 – 10 April 2016

📍 Various venues across Oxford

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