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Events on Friday 30 March 2012

Val Bourne

Val Bourne

Colour in the Garden

10:00am | Friday 30 March 2012 Gardening
Marcus Berkmann

Marcus Berkmann

A Shed of One’s Own: Midlife Without the Crisis

10:00am | Friday 30 March 2012 Contemporary Society
Martin Kemp

Martin Kemp

Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon

10:00am | Friday 30 March 2012 Art, Architecture and Design
Sophia Hillan

Sophia Hillan

May, Lou & Cass: Jane Austen’s Nieces in Ireland

10:00am | Friday 30 March 2012 Biography & Memoir
Alvin Hall

Alvin Hall

The Stock Market Explained

10:00am | Friday 30 March 2012 Contemporary Society
Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

What on Earth Happened?

11:10am | Friday 30 March 2012 Children and Young People
Simon Stokes

Simon Stokes, Christine Plews and Caroline van Zyl

Getting the Most out of the Law (and Lawyers)

12:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Publishing
Andrew  Lambert

Andrew Lambert

The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812

12:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 History
Diana Athill

Diana Athill and Joan Bakewell

A Life Fully Lived

12:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Contemporary Society
Helena Matheopoulos

Helena Matheopoulos

Fashion Designers at The Opera

12:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Fashion
Students of Oxford Academy and of Oxford Brookes MA Creative Writing Course

Students of Oxford Academy and of Oxford Brookes MA Creative Writing Course and Kate Clanchy Chaired by James Hawes

Chocolate is the Word

12:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Language & Literature
Susan Cain

Susan Cain Interviewed by William Cash

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

12:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Contemporary Society

George Garnett

Norman Conquests: A Very Short Introduction

1:15pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Very Short Introductions
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Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman

Empire: What Ruling the World Did to the British

2:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 History

Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams

The Goldilocks Planet: The Four-Billion-Year Story of Earth’s Climate

2:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Nature and The Environment

Richard Bradford

Martin Amis: The Biography

2:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Biography & Memoir

Sasha Dugdale Interviewed by Jem Poster

Conversations with Poets

2:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Poetry
Jane Shilling

Jane Shilling Interviewed by Rebecca Abrams

The Stranger in the Mirror: Women in Middle Age

2:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Contemporary Society
Helen Graham

Helen Graham, Paul Preston and Francisco J Romero Salvado Chaired by Jean Seaton

Homage to Catalonia: The Spanish Civil War

2:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 History
Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

What on Earth Evolved?

3:10pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Children and Young People
Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi, Joe Dunthorne , Alison MacLeod , Andrew Holgate and Ian Hart Chaired by Cathy Galvin

Short Fiction: Choosing the Best

4:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Fiction
Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson Interviewed by Bryan Appleyard

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

4:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Biography & Memoir
Bill Cash MP

Bill Cash MP

John Bright: Statesman, Orator and Agitator

4:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Politics & Memoirs
Joan Bakewell

Joan Bakewell

She’s Leaving Home

4:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Fiction
Clare Morgan

Clare Morgan and Susan Sellers

Fictional Freedoms: Rewriting Virginia Woolf

4:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Language & Literature
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Rosie Thomas

Rosie Thomas Interviewed by David Freeman

A Love of Travel and Adventure

4:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Exploration, Travel & Travel History
Dorothy Crawford

Dorothy Crawford

Viruses: A very Short Introduction

5:15pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Very Short Introductions
Ben Okri

Ben Okri

Wild: Official Launch of a New Collection of Poetry Including Drinks Reception

6:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Poetry
Poetry Platform

Poetry Platform

Poetry Platform Hosted by Jenny Lewis

6:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Poetry
Andy Hamilton

Andy Hamilton

Booze For Free:  Tasting and Talk

6:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Food and Drink
Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

A Short History of England

6:30pm | Friday 30 March 2012 History
Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Storytelling: The Past and Future of the American Novel

6:30pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Language & Literature
Philip Hensher

Philip Hensher and Zaved Mahmood Chaired by James Hawes

Scenes from Early Life

6:30pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Language & Literature
Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake

The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry

6:30pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Science
Michael Arditti

Michael Arditti

I’ve Always Meant To Read . . . A La Recherche du Temps Perdu

6:30pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Language & Literature
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Ben Okri

Ben Okri and Patti Boulaye

Nigerian Reception and Dinner with Ben Okri and Patti Boulaye

7:00pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Dinners
Nick Bicât

Nick Bicât, Nicholas Pitts-Tucker and Peter Champness

Perpetua: Music in the Making

7:30pm | Friday 30 March 2012 Music