OCLW Events

This page lists current and forthcoming events in the academic year 2016-2017 and beyond.

Unless otherwise stated, all events are open to all, free of charge, with no reservation required. 

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OCLW events Trinity Term 2017

Cypriot Fiddlers film screening
Tuesday, 2 May 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

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.

Pursuer or Pursued: Reflections on Biography
Tuesday, 9 May 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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
Friday, 12 May 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 5:30pm

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

Poems of Life and Death – a reading
Monday, 15 May 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Simon Armitage and Bernard O’Donoghue will read poetry on the theme of life and death.

Life Writing Lunch: Faith Biographies
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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 Lives of Houses
Saturday, 27 May 2017 -
9:30am to 5:00pm

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

Clio Barnard: The Selfish Giant
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

The Selfish Giant is a 2013 British drama film inspired by the Oscar Wilde story.

Mark Lawson on interviews, with Hermione Lee
Tuesday, 6 June 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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 War
Saturday, 17 June 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

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

Dancing Lives Conference
Saturday, 8 July 2017 -
9:00am to 6:30pm

How do people write about the lives of dancers and choreographers? How does dance as a silent form represent life stories?

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