Oxford Centre for Life Writing: Hilary 2019

Oxford Centre for Life Writing: Hilary Term

Various Locations, Oxford

No booking requird 


29 January, 1-2pm, Haldane Room



9 February, The Weston Library



Life-Writing Lunch: William Morris and his 'Palace of Art'

Tessa Wild will explain how Red House reveals Morris’s early confidence and artistic inheritance, the inspiration it provided for the founding of his design practice, and the vital role Philip Webb, Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and their intimate circle played in enabling Morris to realise his dream of a 'palace of art'.



Life-Writing Day with the Oxford English Faculty

Talks and conversations about life-writing, with Ros Ballaster, Elleke Boehmer, Kate Kennedy, Hermione Lee, Bart Van Es, Marion Turner, Marina Mckay, Michèle Mendelssohn, Sophie Ratcliffe, Laura Marcus, and Rana Mitter.

26 February, 5:30-7pm


5 March, 5:30-7pm


Writing an Activist Life

A panel discussion with Karin Amatmoekrim, Hilary Robinson, and Margaretta Jolly, exploring the politics and poetics of writing an activist life.



Recovering Mathilde de Rothschild

Internationally renowned soprano Charlotte de Rothschild performs a recital including songs by her ancestor, the neglected composer Mathilde de Rothschild.

Friday 8 – Saturday 9 March



Thanks for Typing: Wives, Daughters, Mothers, and Other Women behind Famous Men

Even in the 20th century, wives of male academics, who did significant work towards their husbands’ research and publications, rarely got any proper credit and mostly remained anonymous. Our conference is aimed at uncovering these mostly forgotten lives and writing them into existence.

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