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Festival Opening Dinner: Oxford Cultural Collective Dinner in Honour of The Food Programme

Bee Wilson, Sheila Dillon, Angela Hartnett, Jeremy Lee, Fergus Henderson and Margot Henderson

Saturday, 17 March 2018

7:15pm

Evening

St Cross College

£120

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Celebrate BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme at this year’s festival opening dinner with a ‘British feast’ menu prepared by chefs Angela Hartnett, Jeremy Lee, Fergus Henderson and Margot Henderson. The price includes drinks reception, dinner, wines and coffee.

The BBC Radio 4 Food Programme was founded by Derek Cooper in 1979 and has been praised by the Prince of Wales as a ‘national institution’. Known for being consistently informative and objective, it explores the place of food in society. Its broad scope encompasses topical and sometimes controversial issues, the stories of renowned food personalities and exploration of locations with distinctive culinary cultures. Since 2000 The Food Programme has hosted the prestigious BBC Food and Farming Awards to honour those who have done most to improve Britain’s food culture and promote the cause of good food.
Acclaimed food writer Bee Wilson will deliver an address in honour of the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme. Sheila Dillon, the programme’s presenter, will reflect on its contribution over nearly 40 years.

Hartnett worked for Gordon Ramsay and is now owner and chef of Murano restaurant and café Murano in London, Cucina Angelina in France and Merchant’s Tavern in Shoreditch. Lee is owner and chef of Quo Vadis in London. He was a finalist in BBC2’s Great British Menu and presented Could you Eat an Elephant? Fergus and Margot Henderson founded the French House Dining Room in Soho. Today, Fergus runs the restaurant St John, while Margot runs Rochelle Canteen with her business partner Melanie Arnold.

The evening will be hosted by The Oxford Cultural Collective, an international cultural institute that promotes better understanding of food and drink in pursuit of social change, personal fulfilment and professional development.

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Dinners

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC 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
 

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC 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