The FT Weekend Oxford Literary Pageant takes place from Saturday 25 March to Sunday 2 April. This twenty sixth version options a whole lot of occasions going down in venues all through Oxford metropolis centre, together with the Sheldonian Theatre, Worcester Faculty and the Bodleian Library. A vibrant programme for youngsters and younger individuals can also be on provide.
A particular listing of highlights will be discovered under. For the complete programme, go to oxfordliteraryfestival.org. Tickets can be found by way of the web site, from the Blackwell’s competition bookshop, or by calling (+44) 0333 666 3366.
Ravenous: How To Get Ourselves and Our Planet Into Form
Henry Dimbleby, restaurateur and writer of the UK’s Nationwide Meals Technique, explains why our meals system is main us to planetary catastrophe and what we are able to do about it. Launched by Philip Lymbery.
Saturday 25 March, 10am, Sheldonian Theatre, £7-£12.50
Chatwin, Patagonia, and the Bodleian: Looking for a Nazi
Distinguished worldwide lawyer Philippe Sands describes his seek for Nazi conflict prison Walter Rauff by way of the Bodleian’s Bruce Chatwin archive. Interviewed by Richard Ovenden
Saturday 25 March, 12pm, Weston Lecture Theatre, £7-£12.50
Putin’s Struggle on Ukraine: Russiaʼs Marketing campaign for World Counter-Revolution
Samuel Ramani, a number one overseas coverage skilled and Oxford lecturer, examines the motivation behind Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and its long-term implications for the worldwide order.
Saturday 25 March, 6pm, Weston Lecture Theatre, £7-£12.50
Irish Voices: The place I Finish and Nothing Particular
Irish authors Sophie White and Nicole Flattery are joined by Triona Adams, the competition’s crime fiction director, to debate their newest novels and the feminine voice in Irish literature.
Sunday 26 March, 4pm, Oxford Martin Faculty: Seminar Room, £7-£12.50
Moo’s Legislation: An Investor’s Information to the New Agrarian Revolution
Investor Jim Mellon talks about the way forward for meat manufacturing and what must be accomplished to kick-start an alternate agrarian future.
Sunday 26 March, 10am, Exeter Faculty: Marquee, £7-£12.50
The Making of the Trendy Center East: A Private Historical past
Jeremy Bowen, the BBC’s worldwide editor, speaks to Mary Hockaday, former controller of BBC World Service, about life as a overseas correspondent and his a long time of reporting on the Center East.
Monday 27 March, 12pm, Sheldonian Theatre, £7-£15
The Energy of Artwork: Stone Will Reply and An Indigo Summer time
A meditative reflection on artwork’s powers of therapeutic with author and stonemason Beatrice Searle and artist and designer Ellie Orrell. Chaired by David Isaac, Provost of Worcester Faculty.
Monday 27 March, 4pm, Weston Lecture Theatre, £7-£12.50
The Blue Commons: Rescuing the Economic system of the Sea
A deep dive into the impression that our exploitative practices are having on the world’s oceans with environmental campaigner and author Professor Man Standing.
Tuesday 28 March, 4pm, Oxford Martin Faculty: Lecture Theatre, £7-£12.50
A Transient Historical past of Black Holes and Why Practically Every thing about them is Mistaken
Becky Smethurst, an Oxford astrophysicist, reveals the true story behind black holes and the keys they maintain to understanding our universe.
Tuesday 28 March, 2pm, Oxford Martin Faculty: Lecture Theatre, £7-£12.50
Shredded: Inside RBS, The Financial institution that Broke Britain
Award-winning journalist Ian Fraser tells of the collapse of Royal Financial institution of Scotland and persevering with scandals within the banking sector regardless of the regulatory fixes post-2008.
Wednesday 29 March, 12pm, Oxford Martin Faculty: Lecture Theatre, £7-£12.50
Poverty and Inequality: The Value-of-Residing Disaster
A dialogue of the causes and results of the price of dwelling disaster, with businesswoman Juliet Davenport, journalist and broadcaster Gary Younge and the writer and journalist Madeleine Bunting. Chaired by Stephen Legislation.
Wednesday 29 March, 4pm, Exeter Faculty: Marquee
Homelands: A Private Historical past of Europe
Timothy Garton-Ash — a journalist and professor of European research at Oxford — discusses his new ebook on Europe’s postwar historical past and unsure future with Richard Ovenden.
Saturday 1 April, 10am, Weston Lecture Theatre
What they don’t Train you about Cash: a Value of Residing Survival Information
Claer Barrett, the FT’s client editor and Weekend columnist, talks to the FT’s Undercover Economist Tim Harford about sensible, money-saving tricks to navigate the price of dwelling disaster as explored in her new ebook What They Don’t Train You About Cash.
Saturday 1 April, 12pm, Weston Lecture Theatre, £7-£12.50
The Reality Detective
FT columnist Tim Harford introduces his new ebook The Reality Detective, which shines a lightweight on the significance of reality in a world that may typically appear bewildering and an understanding that to be sensible about numbers is to be sensible about an terrible lot else.
Saturday 1 April, 2pm, Sheldonian Theatre, £8
Friends: How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UK
Simon Kuper, FT journalist and writer, reveals how the working of contemporary Britain will be traced again to a small cabal of outdated Oxonians who exert an outsize affect on public life.
Saturday 1 April, 2pm, Weston Lecture Theatre, £7-£12.50
Mary and Mr Eliot: A Kind of Love Story
Author and journalist Erica Wagner discusses her new ebook, which explores the connection between TS Eliot and Mary Trevelyan by way of Trevelyan’s vivid diaries and letters, with the FT’s literary editor Frederick Studemann.
Saturday 1 April, 4pm, Weston Lecture Theatre, £7-£12.50
The Disaster of Democratic Capitalism and The right way to Repair It
What’s the relationship between democracy and capitalism? Why is it present process its most critical check in a long time and why is it vital to make sure its survival? Martin Wolf, the FT’s chief economics commentator, discusses his well timed new ebook The Disaster of Democratic Capitalism with Yuan Yang, the FT’s Europe-China correspondent.
Saturday 1 April, 6pm, Sheldonian Theatre, £7-£12.50
On Savage Shores: How Indigenous Individuals Found Europe Professor of worldwide historical past Caroline Dodds Pennock inverts the dominant “discovery” narrative to chart the impression that indigenous peoples have had on European society.
Sunday 2 April, 4pm, Bodleian: Divinity Faculty, £7-£12.50
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