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NOT JUST FOR ADULTS…BUT YOUNG ADULTS TOO - MARCH 7 - 7.47am

Refreshingly smart and totally topical

Note, the word ‘teenager’ has been omitted because when I was 14-going-on-18 nothing was a bigger turn-off than seeing something touted as ‘cool’, ‘hip’ and ‘edgy’ being smugly blasted at me as if that was it all it took to engage a young individual’s mind.
And thankfully the Lit Fest recognises this (indeed, as far back as I can remember it always has). So, that out the way, what’s worth a look if around that age? 
Well, gallons to be precise. And in no particular order, here’s just a few (more tomorrow)

Votes for Women! Suffragette Event
Sally Nicholls and Sheena Wilkinson
Saturday, 24 March 2018
4:00pm, Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre, £8

The Suffragette movement inspired award-winning authors Sally Nicholls and Sheena Wilkinson to write their new books, Things a Bright Girl Can Do and Star by Star. Join them as they discuss their books and the amazing women who 100 years ago were fighting for the right to vote. To check how far we have come, this session will also be chaired by Manon Bradley of the Women’s Equality Party.

Writing Workshop
Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby
Saturday, 17 March 2018
2:00pm, Weston Lecture Theatre, £8

Join Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby for an energetic and informative creative workshop for young writers. Ostler and Huckerby first made their name as the Emmy award-winning and BAFTA-nominated screenwriters behind such shows as Danger Mouse, Shaun the Sheep and Thunderbirds are Go. Moving into children’s fiction, their Defender of the Realm series has been described as ‘a thrilling mash-up of history and fantasy’

Football School
Ben Lyttleton
Saturday, 24 March 2018
4:00pm, Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room, £8

Welcome to the Oxford Literary Festival’s very own pop-up football school. Get on the touchline with your coach Ben Lyttleton for the kick-off.
In his books, Football School Season 2: Where Football Saves the World and Blue Peter Book Award shortlisted Football School: Where Football Explains the World, maths, science, history and drama are all taught through the medium of football. Come along to find out how there is nothing – and we mean nothing – that football cannot teach.

 

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 The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Marlene Hauser Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Jill Dunsmore David Isaac Carole and John Allen Lucian Hudson Pank Koria CEO of Project People Masumi and Jonathan Dobson Miles Young Emily Rose and James Marrow Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture George Warren Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture John Roberts Owen Mumford Supporter of programme of science and medicine Exeter College Exeter College Trinity College Trinity College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. Eastgate Hotel Eastgate Hotel, a festival hotel The Feathers Hotel Woodstock festival hotel Critchleys Accountants to the festival Project People Foodbuy European Union Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom T S Eliot Foundation Alan Squire Publishing Sponsor of American novelists and poets 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 Racalia Olive Oil Olive oil from Sicily Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Siren Communications Siren Communications - corporate consultants Chêne Bleu Wines of Provence Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Seacourt Printers Festival printers Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd James Currey Society Hattus Books Hattus Books La Cave Musik Pusey House Cervantes Institute, London Confucius Institute Literature Ireland

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival sponsors, donors & partners

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 The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Marlene Hauser Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Jill Dunsmore David Isaac Carole and John Allen Lucian Hudson Pank Koria CEO of Project People Masumi and Jonathan Dobson Miles Young Emily Rose and James Marrow Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture George Warren Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture John Roberts Owen Mumford Supporter of programme of science and medicine Exeter College Exeter College Trinity College Trinity College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. Eastgate Hotel Eastgate Hotel, a festival hotel The Feathers Hotel Woodstock festival hotel Critchleys Accountants to the festival Project People Foodbuy European Union Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom T S Eliot Foundation Alan Squire Publishing Sponsor of American novelists and poets 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 Racalia Olive Oil Olive oil from Sicily Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Siren Communications Siren Communications - corporate consultants Chêne Bleu Wines of Provence Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Seacourt Printers Festival printers Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd James Currey Society Hattus Books Hattus Books La Cave Musik Pusey House Cervantes Institute, London Confucius Institute Literature Ireland