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!
JUST THINK OF THIS AS A LITERARY ADVENT CALENDAR… WITH, AS OF TODAY, 33 WINDOWS LEFT TO OPEN!
WITH JUST SIX-AND-A-BIT WEEKS TO GO, IT’S OKAY TO START DROOLING…
IT’S TIME TO STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING, GET OUT A RED PEN, STUDY THE FORM AND START PLANNING…
TOBY OR NOT TO BE, THAT IS THE QUESTION… - APRIL 2 - 6.19PM
AWFULLY DECENT OUTRAGE - APRIL 2 - 2.39PM
A GENUINE TREAT - APRIL 2 - 12.35PM
A GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF CHARMER - APRIL 1 - 6.03PM