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Chancellor’s Lecture: Life and Work

Penelope Lively Interviewed by Chris Patten

Friday, 27 March 2020

6:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Booker prize-winning novelist Dame Penelope Lively talks about her life and work at the personal invitation of the chancellor of the University of Oxford Lord Chris Patten.

Lively is an award-winning writer of fiction for both children and adults. She has been shortlisted three times for the Booker prize, winning it in 1987 for Moon Tiger, a novel that spans the time before and after World War II. Her ghost story for children, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, won the prestigious Carnegie medal for an outstanding book for children or young adults. She holds the honorary fellowship of Oxford Literary Festival.

Here Lively talks to Patten, a former MP, cabinet minister, chairman of the Conservative Party, governor of Hong Kong and European commissioner, now chancellor of the University of Oxford.

In previous years the Chancellor’s lecture was given by:

Dr Mario Vargas Llosa – 2009
Jung Chang – 2011
Vikram Seth – 2012
Seamus Heaney – 2013
Orhan Pamuk – 2014
Amitav Ghosh – 2015
Professor Frank Dikötter – 2017
Sebastian Barry – 2018
Robert Harris – 2019

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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 Jesus College 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 The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute 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 Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden