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Star Trek and Sex Change

Now today is what I’d call a Quality Street day - you know, plenty of diverse events, all sure to constitute stories in their own right.

The first should be great, whether or not you’re a fan of science fiction, tv, myriad spin-offs and pointy-eared icons. Indeed, I’m feverishly hoping at least one member of the audience will self-consciously turn up in costume speaking in Klingon.

Yes, you’ve guessed it, the super geek wet dream known as Star Trek, presented as Set Phasers to Stun: 50 Years of Star Trek at Weston Lecture Theatre at 10am.

Next up at midday at the Oxford Martin School is Finding Your Own Detective at which crime writers Sophie Hannah, David Mark and Sarah Hilary join forces to discuss how they created their own sleuthing characters. Perfect for Morse country.

Then at 2.00pm Suzannah Lipscomb considers the Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home back at Weston Lecture Theatre.
This bright new era encompassed a host of social changes and improved technologies, but as Lipscomb discovers, there were also unexpected dangers lurking throughout the changing home.

And finally at 5.00pm, Liz Hodgkinson and Diana Cowell present The First Sex Changes: How Laura Became Michael and Robert Became Roberta, discussing the interlinked stories and impact of sex change on friends and families.

In short, a bumper harvest!

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine