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NOT JUST FOR ADULTS…BUT YOUNG ADULTS TOO - MARCH 7 - 7.47am

Refreshingly smart and totally topical

Note, the word ‘teenager’ has been omitted because when I was 14-going-on-18 nothing was a bigger turn-off than seeing something touted as ‘cool’, ‘hip’ and ‘edgy’ being smugly blasted at me as if that was it all it took to engage a young individual’s mind.
And thankfully the Lit Fest recognises this (indeed, as far back as I can remember it always has). So, that out the way, what’s worth a look if around that age? 
Well, gallons to be precise. And in no particular order, here’s just a few (more tomorrow)

Votes for Women! Suffragette Event
Sally Nicholls and Sheena Wilkinson
Saturday, 24 March 2018
4:00pm, Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre, £8

The Suffragette movement inspired award-winning authors Sally Nicholls and Sheena Wilkinson to write their new books, Things a Bright Girl Can Do and Star by Star. Join them as they discuss their books and the amazing women who 100 years ago were fighting for the right to vote. To check how far we have come, this session will also be chaired by Manon Bradley of the Women’s Equality Party.

Writing Workshop
Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby
Saturday, 17 March 2018
2:00pm, Weston Lecture Theatre, £8

Join Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby for an energetic and informative creative workshop for young writers. Ostler and Huckerby first made their name as the Emmy award-winning and BAFTA-nominated screenwriters behind such shows as Danger Mouse, Shaun the Sheep and Thunderbirds are Go. Moving into children’s fiction, their Defender of the Realm series has been described as ‘a thrilling mash-up of history and fantasy’

Football School
Ben Lyttleton
Saturday, 24 March 2018
4:00pm, Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room, £8

Welcome to the Oxford Literary Festival’s very own pop-up football school. Get on the touchline with your coach Ben Lyttleton for the kick-off.
In his books, Football School Season 2: Where Football Saves the World and Blue Peter Book Award shortlisted Football School: Where Football Explains the World, maths, science, history and drama are all taught through the medium of football. Come along to find out how there is nothing – and we mean nothing – that football cannot teach.

 

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner 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 allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs 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 Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo 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 Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery 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