FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival
The FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival is a world-class event that takes place in the central university area of Oxford each year. Around 200 speakers and authors from all over the world give talks in historic university buildings on a range of subjects from the latest fiction to biography, the arts, heritage, history, science, travel, food and drink, the environment, current affairs, politics, and business. The festival includes a highly regarded children’s programme on two weekends.
The festival is organised around two central hubs at the Bodleian Library/Sheldonian Theatre and at Worcester College. A marquee between the Bodleian Library and the Sheldonian Theatre hosts a festival bookshop and a box office.
Speakers at this year's festival include novelists Dame Hilary Mantel, Alexander McCall Smith, Vikram Seth, William Boyd, Paul Auster, musician Steven isserlis, actors Toby Jones and Simon callow, athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, Nobel-winning scientist Paul Nurse, poet Simon Armitage and historians Peter Frankopan and Diarmaid MacCulloch.
|Sat 25 Mar - Sun 2 Apr 2017|
Online: Oxford literary Festival Website
Telephone: 0333 666 3366*
In person: Oxford Visitor Information Centre, Broad Street, Oxford*
* An agents’ booking fee of £1.50 will be added to all sales via the telephone box office and the visitor information centre
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By car: Park at the car park in Oxpens or use one of the park and ride car parks signposted at the gateways to Oxford.
By public transport: The main venues are a ten-minute walk from Oxford rail station and Oxford coach station.
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- On-site light refreshments
- Facilities for corporate hospitality