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Worcester College – a new home of Oxford Literary Festival

Worcester College will be at the centre of a thriving new hub

Worcester College will be at the centre of a thriving new hub for this year’s FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival.

mercury-in-Worcester-Provosts-gardenThe 18th-century college will host dozens of events, dinners, tours, a daily café, and an evening bar.

And festival-goers will have the opportunity to stay in college rooms, where many festival speakers will also be staying.

Festival-goers can:

  • book a Worcester College room through the festival website

  • enjoy tea, coffee, wine, cakes, snacks and light lunches in the buttery 10am-5pm every day of the festival

  • visit the college bar 5pm-10pm

  • enjoy a tour of the 18th-century library and its important 17th and 18th-century collections. Book through the festival website and box office

  • attend the many adult and children’s events at the college including appearances by booker winner Ben Okri, Spanish football writer Guillem Balagué and children’s author Derek Landy

  • take the festival’s one-day The Writer’s Art creative writing course with Louis de Bernières, Joanne Harris and D J Taylor

    Worcester College was founded in 1714 and incorporates buildings from the medieval Gloucester College. It has magnificent ranges of Georgian buildings and 26 acres of beautiful gardens including woodlands and a lake.

  • BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford FT Weekend Title partner 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 10th 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 Eynsham Hall Sloane Club British Humanist Association The Story Museum 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

    FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival partners & sponsors

    BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford FT Weekend Title partner 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 10th 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 Eynsham Hall Sloane Club British Humanist Association The Story Museum 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