Oxford Centre for Life-Writing

Welcome to the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (OCLW). We are a research centre based at Wolfson College at the University of Oxford, designed to support those who write auto/biography and those who undertake research on different forms of life narratives.

OCLW was formally established in October 2010, with funding from the Dorset Foundation. Since its creation, we’ve built up a busy schedule of events (including talks and lectures, ‘in conversations’, seminars, workshops, conferences and symposia, and concerts. We hope that you can join us for one of our many events.

News
Events

Keep up with what’s happening

13 February 2017
Professor Glen Dudbridge: a tribute

The College was deeply saddened to hear of the death of our Emeritus Fellow Professor Glen Dudbridge.

29 January 2017
Jon Stallworthy Prize Winner Annnounced

On 18 January 2017 the second award was made of the Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize for Oxford postgraduate students, at an event held at Wolfson...

Tim Hitchens
24 January 2017
President-elect

The Fellows of Wolfson College are delighted to announce the election of Mr Tim Hitchens, CMG LVO as their next President, in succession to...

Our upcoming events

Lectures and Seminars
21 - 21
Feb Feb
Writing World Lives: Martin Luther, Difficult Hero
Tuesday 21 February -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Lyndal Roper is a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and the first woman to hold the Regius Chair in History. Her first book, The Holy Household. Women and Morals in Reformation Augsburg argued that the Reformation developed a theology of gender. Its attraction lay in its offer of the vision of a ‘holy household’ where the roles of men and women were clearly distinct.

Networking
22 - 22
Feb Feb
Poster Evening - Present your research results
Wednesday 22 February -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Have you presented a poster about your research at a conference, symposium or workshop? This is a great opportunity for students and fellows to present their research work to the Wolfson community. Posters are well-established in the sciences but are becoming more common in other fields. We are particularly keen to encourage students in the Humanities and Social Sciences to participate in this poster event.

Courses and Workshops
23 - 23
Feb Feb
Creative Writing Class: Session 3
Thursday 23 February -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

This is the third of a three-part creative writing class, held by Creative Arts Fellow Nicholas Pierpan. Previous registration is essential as spaces are limited.