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School events

The following events are for school audiences and are not open to the public. Tickets are £6 per child, with one free adult ticket with every ten children’s tickets. Additional adult tickets are £7. To make a school booking, contact Andrea Reece andrea@oxfordliteraryfestival.org

Onjali Q Raúf
The Star Outside My Window

1pm Friday 27 March 2020 / Sheldonian Theatre

Blue Peter Book Award winner Onjali Q Raúf talks about The Boy at the Back of the Class and her new book The Star Outside My Window and about the experiences that have inspired her.

The Boy at the Back of the Class portrays the refugee crisis through the eyes of a child. Told with heart, humour and hope, it is a touching story about friendship and children’s power to change the world. Her new book, The Star Outside My Window, also celebrates the power of hope and resilience.

Onjali specialised in women’s studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Oxford University before working in human rights charities. She is the founder of Making Herstory, an organisation mobilising men, women and children from all walks of life to tackle the abuse and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond. In her spare time, she delivers emergency aid convoys for refugee families surviving in Calais and Dunkirk and supports interfaith projects.

Tickets £6 per child; one free adult ticket supplied with every ten children’s tickets. Additional adult tickets £7.

Suitable for years 5 and 6. To book or for more information contact andrea@oxfordliteraryfestival.org

Katherine Rundell
The Good Thieves

1pm Monday 30 March 2020 / Sheldonian Theatre

Festival favourite Katherine Rundell talks about her latest story, The Good Thieves, which takes us to prohibition New York for more fast-paced, beautifully written adventure starring lively, endearing young protagonists. Rundell’s books are always showstoppers, whether they are set in the jungles of the Amazon, the icy Russian steppes or on the rooftops of Paris.

‘Katherine Rundell is the real deal, a writer of boundless gifts and extraordinary imaginative power whose novels will be read, cherished and reread.’ Observer

Rundell is an award-winning children’s writer and a fellow in English literature at All Souls College, Oxford. Her books have won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, the Andersen Prize in Italy and Le Prix Sorcières in France.

Tickets £6 per child; one free adult ticket supplied with every ten children’s tickets. Additional adult tickets £7.

Suitable for years 6 -9. To book or for more information contact andrea@oxfordliteraryfestival.org

 

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. All facilities generously donated to the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Ironbridge Gorge Museums Foodbuy Chêne Bleu Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Sloane Club Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd