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Events on Thursday 29 March 2012

Grace McCleen

Grace McCleen and Charlotte Rogan Chaired by Andrew Holgate

New writing: The Land of Decoration and The Lifeboat

10:00am | Thursday 29 March 2012 Fiction
Stephen Law

Stephen Law

Believing Bullshit

10:00am | Thursday 29 March 2012 Philosophy
P D James

P D James Interviewed by Peter Kemp

Death Comes to Pemberley and a Passion for Jane Austen

10:00am | Thursday 29 March 2012 Crime Fiction
John Welshman

John Welshman, Nic Compton and Frances Wilson Chaired by David Grylls

Voices from the Titanic

10:00am | Thursday 29 March 2012 History
Peter Frankopan

Peter Frankopan

The First Crusade: The Call from the East

10:00am | Thursday 29 March 2012 History
Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

What on Earth Happened?

11:09am | Thursday 29 March 2012 Children and Young People
David Aaronovitch

David Aaronovitch

Voodoo Histories: How Conspiracy Theory has Shaped Modern History

12:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Contemporary Society
Philip Marsden

Philip Marsden

The Levelling Sea: The Story of a Cornish Haven and the Age of Sail

12:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 History
John Crace

John Crace and Ed Smith Chaired by Roger Bannister

Play up! And play the game!

12:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Sport
Marian Partington

Marian Partington and Stephen Cherry Chaired by Marina Cantacuzino

A Question of Forgiveness

12:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Contemporary Society
Margaret  Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan

Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril

12:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Contemporary Society
Nii Ayikwei Parkes

Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Muthoni Garland and Geoff Ryman Chaired by Emma Dawson Varughese

New African Fiction

12:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Language & Literature
Tim Stanley-Clarke

Tim Stanley-Clarke

Blandy’s Madeira Masterclass

12:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Food and Drink
Sold Out
Claire Tomalin

Claire Tomalin

Charles Dickens: A Life

12:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Biography & Memoir
Lynda Mugglestone

Lynda Mugglestone

Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction

1:15pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Very Short Introductions
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage Interviewed by Jem Poster

Conversations with Poets

2:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Poetry
Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope

An Afternoon with Anthony Trollope

2:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Language & Literature
Lindsey Hilsum

Lindsey Hilsum

Sandstorm: The Inside Story of Gadaffi’s Regime

2:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Current Affairs
Donna Dickenson

Donna Dickenson

God, Mammon and Biotechnology

2:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Science
Andrew Holgate

Andrew Holgate and Peter Kemp Interviewed by David Grylls

The Power of the Critic

2:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Language & Literature
Bill Heine

Bill Heine

The Hunting of the Shark: The Sculpture that Crash Landed in an Oxford Street

2:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Biography & Memoir
Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

What on Earth Evolved?

3:10pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Children and Young People
Gavin  Pretor-Pinney

Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Clouds That Look Like Things

4:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Nature and The Environment

Richard Harries and Stephen Law

Does God Exist?

4:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Faith and Religion
Peter Conrad

Peter Conrad Interviewed by David Freeman

Verdi and/or Wagner: Two Men, Two Worlds, Two Centuries

4:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Music
Bhavit  Mehta

Bhavit Mehta, Sampurna Chattarji , Alex Tickell and Nilanjana Bhattacharya Chaired by Emma Dawson Varughese

New India, New Voice

4:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Language & Literature
Fiona Neill

Fiona Neill, Elizabeth Noble and Jane Fallon Chaired by Eleanor Mills

Emotional Flashpoints in Women’s Lives

4:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Fiction

Ashmolean Museum

Ashmolean Museum:  Tour of the New Galleries of Ancient Egypt and Nubia

4:30pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Walking Tours
Tim Stanley-Clarke

Tim Stanley-Clarke

Graham’s Port Masterclass

5:00pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Food and Drink

Owen Davies

Magic: A Very Short Introduction

5:15pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Very Short Introductions
Ritchie Robertson

Ritchie Robertson

Franz Kafka: A Hunger Artist and Other Stories

6:30pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Language & Literature
Anthony Wall

Anthony Wall and Dick Fontaine Chaired by Graham Benson

Sonny Rollins – Beyond the Notes: An Arena Film

6:30pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Music
Gwyneth Jones

Gwyneth Jones and Andy Sawyer

Science Fiction – But Not As We Know It

6:30pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Fiction
Helen Rappaport

Helen Rappaport Interviewed by Ross King

Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert and the Death that Changed the Monarchy

6:30pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 History
Lindsey Hilsum

Lindsey Hilsum, Chris Doyle and Patrick Jephson Chaired by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Libya: Imposing Western Democracy on the Middle East

6:30pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Contemporary Society
Jonathan Arnold

Jonathan Arnold and Jim Godfrey

Christ Church in Words and Music

7:30pm | Thursday 29 March 2012 Walking Tours