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Oxford Literary Festival – Richard English, The Vice Chancellor’s Lecture: Does Terrorism Work?

Wednesday 29 March 6.00pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Two of the world’s leading experts on terrorism Professor Richard English and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford Professor Louise Richardson look at the history of terrorism and ask whether it actually works. This is the inaugural lecture in a new series in which the vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford invites an eminent figure to be in conversation with her.

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Oxford Literary Festival – Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy; Mango and Bambang

Thursday 30 March 10.00am. Sheldonian Theatre

Join Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy, the creators of Mango & Bambang, for this interactive session. As Vulliamy draws, Faber reads the enchanting story of a little girl called Mango and her pet tapir Bambang as they get into all sorts of trouble and adventures. Children will have the chance to draw their own friend for Bambang and to enjoy tapir music and maybe some flamenco dancing.

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Oxford Literary Festival – William Boyd, Bodley Lecture and award of the Bodley Medal

Thursday 30 March 6.00pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Celebrated novelist and screenwriter William Boyd talks to Bodley’s Libarian Richard Ovenden about his life and work. Following the lecture, he will receive the Bodley Medal, awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the worlds in which the Bodleian is active including literature, culture, science and communication.

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Oxford Literary Festival – Hilary Mantel, The British Academy Lecture: Thomas Cromwell

Saturday 1 April 2.00pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Two-time Booker Prize winner Dame Hilary Mantel and renowned historian and broadcaster Professor Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch talk about their different perspectives on the 16th-century lawyer and statesman Thomas Cromwell. During this event, MacCulloch, vice-president of the British Academy with responsibility for public engagement, will present the 2016 British Academy President’s medal to Mantel for outstanding services to the humanities and social sciences.

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