Brookes at the Oxford Literary Festival
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Oxford Brookes University will once again make an important contribution to the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival which is taking place from 2-10 April 2016.
Academics from the University’s Department of English and
Modern Languages will take part in the lively and varied programme of
literary events alongside an array of award-winning and internationally
renowned authors and poets.
Events involving Oxford Brookes include:
Mort and Alan Buckley, Chaired by Andrea Macrae - The Body Beautiful
(Sunday 3 April 2016 2pm, Worcester College: Linbury Building)
Poets Helen Mort and Alan Buckley explore our bodies and how
we live through them. With poems about the prejudices faced by female rock
climbers, the male gaze, our complex relationship with physical beauty, and the
mystery of fire-eating; this event aims to give the body its own true voice.
Trevien, Harry Man and Sarah Hesketh - A poetry reading (Tuesday 5 April
4pm, Worcester College: Linbury Building)
Three of the most exciting and original voices working on
the British poetry scene today come together to read some of their verse.
Delaney talks to Alex Goody - Re:Joyce (Tuesday 5 April 2016 6pm, Oxford
Martin School: Seminar Room)
Novelist, journalist and broadcaster Frank Delaney talks
about his fellow countryman, the great Irish novelist, James Joyce.
Brown - John Henry Brookes: The Man Who Inspired a University (Wednesday 6
April 2016 3pm, Taylor Institution: Meeting Room 2)
Writer Bryan Brown looks at the life of John Henry Brookes,
one of the 20th-century’s most influential educational leaders and a driving
force behind education in Oxford. Brown looks at the early life of Brookes, the
influential thinkers that shaped his views, his arts and crafts career and his
struggles to create the Headington Campus that has evolved into the University
named in his honour.
Keyes talks to Frank Delaney - An Interview with Marian Keyes (Sunday
10 April 2016 4pm, Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room)
Bestselling Irish novelist Marian Keyes talks to novelist,
journalist and arts broadcaster Frank Delaney about her life and career as one
of Britain’s best-loved comic novelists and about her new book of hilarious and
heartfelt observations on modern life.
Dudley Edwards, Frank Delaney and Dan Mulhall - The 1916 Easter Rising
(Thursday 7 April 2016 10am, Weston Lecture Theatre)
Award-winning writer Ruth Dudley Edwards, author and
broadcaster Frank Delaney and the Ambassador of Ireland in London Dan Mulhall
look back at the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland and offer contrasting views
on how far it helped to shape modern Ireland.
discussion – ‘Matters of Taste’, with Madhur Jaffrey, Professor Jessica Harris,
Jeremy Lee and Donald Sloan (Thursday 7 April 2016 4pm, Weston Lecture
Three renowned food experts, writers Madhur Jaffrey and
Professor Jessica Harris and Quo Vadis head chef Jeremy Lee, discuss their
personal food journeys with head of Oxford Gastronomica Don Sloan.
to celebrate the 80th birthday of food writer Claudia Roden,
prepared by Spanish chef José Pizarro (Thursday 7 April 7pm, Brookes
Restaurant – 65 guests)
Join one of the world’s best-known food writers Claudia
Roden for her 80th birthday party and enjoy a meal prepared by the acclaimed
Spanish chef Josè Pizarro. The evening will include a canapés and drinks
reception and a three-course meal. Dress code: business suits/evening wear.
with menu prepared by food writer Claudia Roden, to celebrate Helena Attlee’s
new book ‘The Land Where Lemons Grow’ (Friday 8 April 8pm, Worcester
College Hall – 120 guests)
Celebrated food writer Claudia Roden creates a citrus-themed
menu based on Helena Attlee’s book, The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of
Italy and its Citrus Fruit. The price includes a drinks reception in the
18th-century Provost’s Lodgings and a three-course meal with wines and coffee.
Dress: business suits.
discussion – ‘Eating your way to health and well-being’ – Calgary Avansino,
Madelaine Shaw and Nick Barnard (Saturday 9 April 2016 12pm, Bodleian:
Three advocates of healthy eating, journalist and Vogue
contributing editor Calgary Avansino, nutritional health coach Madeleine Shaw,
and co-founder of Rude Health Nick Barnard discuss their different approaches
to diet and how we can have a healthy relationship with ourselves and our food.
– ‘A musical menu – memories of a lifetime in food’ – Claudia Roden with Donald
Sloan (Saturday 9 April 2016 4pm, Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room)
World-renowned cookery writer Claudia Roden talks to Don
Sloan about her life and career in food. Roden will select six pieces of music
that inspire her memories and that will be played at the event.
– ‘Honey & Co. - The Baking Book and Food from the Middle East’ – Itamar
Srulovick and Sarit Packer. (Sunday 10 April 2016 12pm, Worcester College:
Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer discuss their cooking
style, their highly acclaimed food books and their restaurant Honey & Co –
one of the most talked about eating places in London.
prepared by chef Ken Hom OBE, as the closing event of the festival (Sunday
10 April 8.30pm, Worcester College Hall– 120 guests)
Chinese food writer Ken Hom prepares a Chinese menu to mark
the end of this year’s festival and celebrate 20 years of Oxford Literary
festival. The price includes a drinks reception in the 18th-century Provost’s
Lodgings, three-course meal, wines and coffee. Dress code: business suits.
Further information on the Oxford Literary Festival can be
found on its dedicated website.