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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 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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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 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 The Feathers Hotel 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 Bayard Presse 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 Steer

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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 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 The Feathers Hotel 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 Bayard Presse 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 Steer