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.
The 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.
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.
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