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Former Today broadcaster James Naughtie to talk about life and career

More than 200 festival events now confirmed

James NaughtieOne of Britain’s best-known broadcasters and journalists James Naughtie, pictured right, will talk about his life and career and his second novel Paris Spring at this year’s festival.

Naughtie left his regular presenting duties on BBC Radio 4’s flagship news programme Today in December 2015.

This year’s festival will also include previews and preview clips of upcoming BBC Four programmes including an appearance by Jonathan Meades, who will discuss and introduce a full preview of his new documentary about Mussolini and architecture under the Italian Fascists.

Historian and television presenter Dr Suzannah Lipscomb will explore the time when British people embraced modern design for the first time after years of austerity and self-denial and introduce some preview clips from her forthcoming BBC series, Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home.

More than 200 events have now been published on the festival website, and more will be added over the next few weeks.

Events can be booked online now via this website. A walk-in and telephone box office (0870 343 1001) will open at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford, on Wednesday, February 10. The box office will be open Monday-Sunday during normal shop opening hours.

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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 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 Steer