Brookes on books at the FTWeekend Oxford Literary Festival

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Nigella Lawson and Anna del Conte

Oxford Brookes University will again have a strong presence at the FTWeekend Oxford Literary Festival with an exciting programme of events.

The 2017 festival takes place between Saturday 25 March and Sunday 2 April and will feature an array of award-winning, internationally renowned authors.

From the Department of English and Modern Languages there’s an audience with celebrated actor Toby Jones, hosted by Professor of English Literature and Head of Department Simon Kövesi. The Department will also see an examination of Why Poetry Matters in a Philistine Age with Dr Niall Munro, Senior Lecturer in American Literature and Director of the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre, talking to writer, editor and poet Andy Croft.

There are several tempting offerings under the auspices of Oxford Gastronomica, including Two Lives in Food with Don Sloan, Head of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management in conversation with Anna del Conte and Nigella Lawson. They will explore the art of food writing and reflect on their lives and careers. The Festival will also welcome friend of Oxford Gastronomica and chef, author and founder of Stars restaurant in San Francisco, Jeremiah Tower.

Oxford Brookes events

This is Not a Diet Book and First Bite - Bee Wilson talks to Donald Sloan
Saturday 25 March, 2.00pm, Worcester College Lecture Theatre. 

Why Poetry Matters in a Philistine Age – Andy Croft talks to Niall Munro
Sunday 26 March, 12.00pm, Corpus Christi: Rainolds Room

The Last Magnificent - Jeremiah Tower, talk and film
Sunday 26 March, 4.00pm, Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

Two Lives in Food - Nigella Lawson and Anna del Conte in conversation with Donald Sloan
Sunday 26 March, 6.00pm, Sheldonian Theatre

Eating Desire: Our Appetite for the Erotic and Other Desires - Jeremiah Tower
Wednesday 29 March, 2.00pm, Weston Lecture Theatre

Jeremiah Tower Introduced by Christopher Davies - Black Tie Literary Dinner
Saturday 1 April, 7.30pm, Keble College Hall

An Audience with Toby Jones
– in conversation with Simon Kövesi
Sunday 2 April, 4.00pm, Sheldonian Theatre

My Stir-FriedLife: Chinese Tasting with Ken Hom – Ken Hom talks to Donald Sloan
Sunday 2 April, 12:00pm, Exeter College: Hall

Oxford Gastronomica is also instrumental in organising a dinner in honour of Anna del Conte, hosted by Nigella Lawson in the Ashmolean Museum Rooftop Restaurant and the closing night dinner in Worcester College with Fred Plotkin (former Creative Director of The Met, New York); and noted chef and Oxford Brookes honorary graduate Ken Hom.

Oxford Brookes alumna Sian Williams who will receive an honorary degree from Oxford Brookes at a graduation ceremony in June, will be talking on RISE: A First-aid Kit for Getting Through Tough Times on Sunday 26 March at 10.00am in the Corpus Christi: Lecture Theatre.

Please see the FTWeekend Oxford Literary Festival website for more details.