Links and Resources

I've started up a blog and revived the twitter feed (@OxLifeWriting) for OCLW. The blog is designed as an informal counterpart to the official OCLW website: a forum for discussion of themes and ideas relevant to life-writing; anecdotes and experiences; exchange of material in progress; information about forthcoming events; reviews of past events, books, articles, TV and radio etc; podcasts.

Please do have a look around and any feedback would be extremely welcome (I'm a blogging novice, so would love any suggestions!).

I've also set up a discussion board on Yahoo Groups for lengthier conversations about life-writing.

If you have an interest in life-writing, you may like to visit the webpages of OCLW's friends:

The Leon Levy Center for Biography

Centre for Life-Writing Research, at King's College, London

Centre for Life-Narratives, University of Kingston

Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, at Queen Mary, University of London

Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research, at the University of Sussex

AHRC 'Challenges to Biography' Network

Women's Life-Writing Network, University of Lancaster

European Network for the Theory and Practice of Biography

Conferences

Advances in Biographical Methods Research Symposium: Creativity, Innovation & Application (Durham University, 17 May 2012)

News
Events

The latest from Wolfson College

19 September 2018
Wolfson Fellows win full professorships

Jon Barrett and Wolfgang de Melo of Wolfson College have been awarded a Recognition of Distinction award.

9 August 2018
The Jessup Room inaccessible to readers from 13th August - 17th August.

The Jessup Room in the Library (main reading room on the first floor) will be inaccessible to readers from Monday 13th August until Friday...

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6 August 2018
New Online Booking System

Wolfson College is offering a new online booking system exclusively for our members, as requested at the General Meeting. The new...

Our upcoming events

Lectures and Seminars
25 - 25
Sep Sep
The Magnificent Seven (plus): A study of early Islamic rock crystal wine jugs
Tuesday 25 September - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Concert and Plays
29 - 29
Sep Sep
Carmen
Saturday 29 September - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Barefoot Opera, well known for its strong production values, ensemble work, and fresh interpretation, brings its unique style to the opera everyone knows and loves: 'Carmen' by Bizet. Our brilliant young soloists include young talents from the Guildhall School of Music and the Welsh Opera Academy. At the start of their careers, they will be accompanied by Barefoot Opera’s signature ensemble of free-base accordion double-bass, clarinet, and keyboard.

Art exhibition
30 - 30
Sep Sep
Steve Empson: Exhibition Private View
Sunday 30 September - 12:00pm

PRIVATE VIEW - Sunday 30 September from 12 noon to 3 pm.
Steve Empson observes two coastal communities, in Kent and Co Durham, he considers to be similar in many aspects. Both places are out on a limb, and he sees them as being quirky and attractively at the edge of society. In paintings and drawings of mixed media, he attempts to get across his feeling for these places.