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OCLW events Trinity Term 2017
The Cypriot Fiddler is an attempt to trace the life stories of a dying class of traditional musicians on both sides of the Cypriot divide.
This lecture is given in memory of Professor Richard Ellmann, Fellow of Wolfson College from 1984–1987, to mark the 30th anniversary of his death and of the publication of his biography of Oscar Wi
Global Lives and Local Perspectives: New Approaches to Tibetan Life Writing is a workshop aimed at examining Tibet’s rich tradition of biographical writing as documented in Tibetan narrative, poeti
Simon Armitage and Bernard O’Donoghue will read poetry on the theme of life and death.
Professor Heather Walton and Professor Peter Ackers discuss writing biographies of faith. Walton is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow.
The event brings together academics, biographers and curators to explore the ways in which the life stories of well-known individuals are preserved and presented through the architecture and materi
The Selfish Giant is a 2013 British drama film inspired by the Oscar Wilde story.
A ‘meta interview’: critic and biographer Professor Dame Hermione Lee and Arts Journalist and Broadcaster Mark Lawson about the art and method of the interview.
Goodnight Kiss: A tribute to the composers and poets who lived, fought, and died during the Great WarSaturday, 17 June 2017 -
The Great War has been a topic of history that has always fascinated American soprano Alexandria Wreggelsworth, who studies at Guildhall School of Music under Susan Waters and Margaret Humphrey-Cla
How do people write about the lives of dancers and choreographers? How does dance as a silent form represent life stories?