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School events

The following events are for school audiences and are not open to the public. Tickets are £4 per child, with one free adult ticket with every ten children’s tickets. Additional adult tickets are £6. To make a school booking, contact Rebecca Waiting, UK school accounts manager, Blackwell’s Oxford,  Rebecca.Waiting@blackwell.co.uk (01865) 333606

MEET THE VICTORIANS WHO CHANGED HISTORY: CHARLES DICKENS, ADA LOVELACE AND ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL
10.15am Friday 16th March, 2018

Charles Dickens wrote books that had the world at his feet, listening to his every word; Ada Lovelace was a maths genius whose work with Charles Babbage led to the invention of the computer; and Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a man with a brilliant brain for design, and never tired of building new and exciting things.

‘Perfect introductions to the most fascinating period in history’ Tristram Hunt

Their own stories are told brilliantly in lively biographies for Short Books by Andrew Billen, Lucy Lethbridge and Amanda Mitchison. Listen to these three authors introduce their amazing subjects and hear how these three towering figures of the Victorian age changed the world.

Lucy Lethbridge’s biography of Ada Lovelace won the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book with Facts.

Suitable for children in years 5 and 6.

£4 per child ticket; one free adult ticket with every ten children’s tickets; additional adult tickets are £6.

Venue: Magdalen College School Oxford OX4 1DZ

For further information contact andrea@oxfordliteraryfestival.org 020 8889 1292/ 07807893369
or Rebecca Waiting UK School Accounts Manager, Blackwell’s Oxford Rebecca.Waiting@blackwell.co.uk

T:01865 333606 M:07708 555887


A SUPER-HERO ADVENTURE WITH A DIFFERENCE
1.15pm Friday 16th March, 2018

Science, drawing and story ideas all mixed together in one bee-utiful event.

Tony De Saulles, illustrator of the bestselling Horrible Science series, presents his brand new series Bee Boy, the story of unlikely superhero Melvin Meadly who is half-bee and half-boy. Will Melvin be able to defend his hive against killer wasps, terrifying hawkmoths, and battling queen bees? And what about the greatest menace of all, Nasty Norman Crudwell? Join Tony to discover his top secret illustration tips in a bee drawing workshop, uncover fascinating bee facts and put your knowledge to the test with a quiz, and be immersed in an action-packed story that will leave you buzzing!

De Saulles is an award-winning children’s author and illustrator. He is the illustrator of the bestselling Horrible Science series, which has won many awards including The Blue Peter Prize For Best Book With Facts. Tony lives in West Sussex and is learning to be a bee-keeper.

Suitable for children in years 3 and 4.

£4 per child ticket; one free adult ticket with every ten children’s tickets; additional adult tickets are £6.

Venue: Magdalen College School Oxford OX4 1DZ

For further information contact andrea@oxfordliteraryfestival.org 020 8889 1292/ 07807893369
or Rebecca Waiting UK School Accounts Manager, Blackwell’s Oxford Rebecca.Waiting@blackwell.co.uk
T:01865 333606 M:07708 555887

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services