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Events on Sunday 1 April 2012

Matthew Flinders

Defending Politics: Why Democracy Matters in the 21st Century

10:00am | Sunday 1 April 2012 Contemporary Society
Tom Holland

Tom Holland

In The Shadow Of The Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World

10:00am | Sunday 1 April 2012 History
Francesca  Kay

Francesca Kay and Will Wiles Chaired by Rachel Hore

Writers Round Table

10:00am | Sunday 1 April 2012 Fiction
Clare Beaton

Clare Beaton

The Secret Seahorse

10:00am | Sunday 1 April 2012 Children and Young People
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion

Choral Matins: Speaker Andrew Motion

10:00am | Sunday 1 April 2012 Cathedral Services
D J Taylor

D J Taylor and Sadie Jones Chaired by Ross King

Historic Mystery: Enveloping the Reader in the Past

10:00am | Sunday 1 April 2012 Language & Literature
Janie Hampton

Janie Hampton

The Austerity Olympics

10:00am | Sunday 1 April 2012 Sport
Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler Interviewed by Peter Kemp

The Beginner’s Goodbye

11:00am | Sunday 1 April 2012 Language & Literature
Alastair Lack

Alastair Lack

Inspector Morse with Alastair Lack

11:00am | Sunday 1 April 2012 Walking Tours
Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

What on Earth Happened?

11:10am | Sunday 1 April 2012 Children and Young People
Anthony Sattin

Anthony Sattin Introduced by Jaromir Malek

Two Centuries of Travel in Egypt

12:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Exploration, Travel & Travel History

Carvery Lunch

Family Carvery lunch in Hogwarts Hall – a rare opportunity for families to dine in Hogwarts Hall

12:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Food and Drink
Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson

I’ve always meant to read . . . Ulysses

12:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Language & Literature
Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell

The Joy of Writing, Reading and Cartwheels

12:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Children and Young People
Fiona Carnarvon

Fiona Carnarvon

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

12:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 History

Adrian Levy Interviewed by Patrick Jephson

The Meadow: Kidnapped in Kashmir

12:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Current Affairs
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion

Silver: A Sequel to Treasure Island

12:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Language & Literature
Kristina Stephenson

Kristina Stephenson

Songs, Secrets and Stinky Socks: Sir Charlie Returns

12:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Children and Young People

Carvery Lunch

Family Carvery lunch in Hogwarts Hall – a rare opportunity for families to dine in Hogwarts Hall

1:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Food and Drink
Rachel Hore

Rachel Hore and D J Taylor Chaired by Katy Guest

Can a book change your life?

2:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Language & Literature
Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom and Gill Lewis

Wildlife Tales: Sky Hawk and My Favourite Animals

2:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Children and Young People
Penelope Harper

Penelope Harper

Safari Stories: Storytelling and Craft with Lollipop and Grandpa

2:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Children and Young People
Bill Manley

Bill Manley

A Two-Hour Masterclass in Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Young or Old

2:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Language & Literature
Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton

Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion

2:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Philosophy
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Alastair Lack

Alastair Lack

Literary Oxford with Alastair Lack

2:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Walking Tours
Ali Bader

Ali Bader, Inaam Kachachi and Samuel Shimon Chaired by Alastair Niven

Celebrating Iraqi Culture: A Nation Shaped by Conflict

2:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Contemporary Society
Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow and Alex Scarrow

The Scarrow Brothers’ Great Big Roman Quiz

2:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Children and Young People
Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

What on Earth Evolved?

3:10pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Children and Young People
Declan Kiberd

Declan Kiberd Chaired by Eoin Flannery

Culture and the Irish Future

4:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Language & Literature

Gaby Hinsliff, Martin Moore , Lance Price and David Smith Chaired by Jean Seaton

Politics and the Press

4:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Current Affairs
Peter Carey

Peter Carey Interviewed by Peter Kemp

The 2012 Bodley Lecture: The Chemistry of Tears. Followed by Award of Bodley Medal to Peter Carey

4:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Fiction
Jon McGregor

Jon McGregor

This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You

4:00pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Fiction
Liz Kessler

Liz Kessler, Gareth P Jones , Simon Hart and Camilla de la Bedoyere Chaired by

Blue Peter Book Award

4:30pm | Sunday 1 April 2012 Children and Young People