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1 Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life Jonathan Bate, Anne Farrar Donovan, Seamus Perry and Oliver Taplin discuss life-writing, poetry and the poet Jonathan Bate, Seamus Perry, Oliver Taplin, Anne Farrar Donovan 20 Oct 2015
2 True Colours: A Natural History of Louis Renard’s Poissons (1719) Professor Michael Suarez continues the Lyell Lectures 2015, asking what role colour plays in bibliographical description? Michael Suarez 18 May 2015
3 Humanities and Science: Representing Science An interdisciplinary discussion exploring the many possible approaches to representing science through the arts, as well as potential challenges Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Heidi Johansen-Berg, Jason Gaiger, Annie Cattrell 17 Mar 2015
4 Danger Speakers for our seminar on the theme of Danger have Medical and Humanities backgrounds, and will consider the following: experimentation to diminish danger; the risks of ignoring danger, danger to the self and the ideal. Marion Kibuka, Yasmin Khan, Anna Beer 12 Aug 2014
5 Creative Commons James D Murray, Reflections of a life in Academia, in conversation with Phillip Maini Jim Murray is one of the leading mathematical biologists of our times. In this wide-ranging interview Jim talks about his career, the range of his work, his successes and failures and his hopes and expectations for the future of mathematical biology. James D Murray, Phillip Maini 02 Apr 2014
6 Meet the Scientists - Collaborations with the Oxford Botanic Garden Alison Foster, Senior Curator of the Oxford Botanic Garden, discusses her daily work and the transition she has made from working in a lab to working in the garden. Alison Foster 09 Oct 2013
7 Meet the Scientists - Solar Fuels and Artificial Photosynthesis Andreas Bachmeier, a DPhil student in the Armstrong Group, Oxford University, gives a glimpse into his research and his life outside of work, including a love for rowing and German beer. Andreas Bachmeier 09 Oct 2013
8 Meet the Scientists - Transparent Conductors Alex T. Vai, DPhil student in the Donohoe Group, University of Oxford, describes his exciting research into touch-screen technology and also tells of his outside work ventures in orienteering and orchestra. Alex T. Vai 04 Oct 2013
9 Meet the Scientists - Solar Fuels, Bacteria and Hydrogen Dr Rhiannon Evans from the Armstrong Group, University of Oxford, gives a short account of her research studies into solar fuels, as well as giving an insight to her life outside of research. Rhiannon Evans 04 Oct 2013
10 Meet the Scientists - Solar Fuels and Enzymes Susannah Hexter, DPhil Student in the Armstrong Group, University of Oxford, describes her love for Chemistry and discusses her hobbies outside of work. Susannah Hexter 04 Oct 2013
11 Picasso: Passions and Politics British Art Historian and Picasso Biographer Sir John Richardson in conversation with Gijs van Hensbergen. Sir John Richardson, Gijs van Hensbergen 04 Jul 2013
12 Creative Commons Freud's Impossible Life Renowned psychologist, literary critic and essayist Adam Phillips delivers a public lecture at Wolfson College on his work on 'Freud's Impossible Life'. The lecture is introduced by the College President, Hermione Lee. Adam Phillips 22 Nov 2012
13 Creative Commons "Oh, you liar, you storyteller": On Fibbing, Fact and Fabulation The first Weinrebe lecture in life-writing was given by Michèle Roberts, Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. The lecture is introduced by Professor Hermione Lee. Michèle Roberts 07 Mar 2012
14 Creative Commons Where may truth lie? Fiction in memory, memory in fiction The award-winning author and memoirist Candia McWilliam attests to the edifying power of fiction and biography in the third lecture in the Weinrebe series from the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing. Candia McWilliam 20 Feb 2012
15 Creative Commons What can I say? Secrets in fiction and biography Booker Prize winning novelist Alan Hollinghurst discusses fiction and biography in conversation with Hermione Lee at Wolfson College's Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (OCLW). Alan Hollinghurst, Hermione Lee 08 Feb 2012
16 All About His Mother: Reading Proust's Letters The inaugural lecture of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing was delivered by Micahel Wood, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. He was introduced by Hermione Lee, President of Wolfson College and Director of the Centre. Michael Wood 16 Nov 2011
17 Creative Commons Brought to Book: Book History and the Idea of Literature Professor Paul Eggert, University of New South Wales, gives the 17th Annual D.F. McKenzie lecture on the subject of books and gives a case study of Henry Lawson, Australian author of Where the Billy Boils. Paul Eggert 09 Mar 2011
18 Creative Commons Brought to Book: Book History and the Idea of Literature Professor Paul Eggert, University of New South Wales, gives the 17th Annual D.F. McKenzie lecture on the subject of books and gives a case study of Henry Lawson, Australian author of Where the Billy Boils. Paul Eggert 09 Mar 2011
19 Creative Commons Harriet Shelley - Letter to Eliza Westbrook, Shelley and her parents Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Harriet Shelley drowned herself in December 1816, aged twenty-one. Her body was recovered from the Serpentine on 10 December, and an inquest into the death of one 'Harriet Smith' was held the following day. Hannah Morrell 02 Dec 2010
20 Creative Commons Harriet Shelley - Letter to Eliza Westbrook, Shelley and her parents Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Harriet Shelley drowned herself in December 1816, aged twenty-one. Her body was recovered from the Serpentine on 10 December, and an inquest into the death of one 'Harriet Smith' was held the following day. Hannah Morrell 02 Dec 2010
21 Creative Commons Mary Shelley - Letter to Percy Bysshe Shelley Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Shelley and Mary arrived back in London to face the almost universal disapproval of family and friends, and severe money problems. Nouran Koriem 02 Dec 2010
22 Creative Commons Mary Shelley - Letter to Percy Bysshe Shelley Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Shelley and Mary arrived back in London to face the almost universal disapproval of family and friends, and severe money problems. Nouran Koriem 02 Dec 2010
23 Creative Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley - Joint journal entry Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Shelley and Mary eloped at 4.15 am on 28 July 1814, accompanied by Mary's step-sister Jane Clairmont. Henry Cockburn 02 Dec 2010
24 Creative Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley - Joint journal entry Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Shelley and Mary eloped at 4.15 am on 28 July 1814, accompanied by Mary's step-sister Jane Clairmont. Henry Cockburn 02 Dec 2010
25 Creative Commons William Godwin: Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Godwin's memoir of Mary Wollstonecraft has been called the first modern biography. At the time, however, its frankness and emotional candour provoked general outrage. Henry Cockburn 02 Dec 2010
26 Creative Commons William Godwin: Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Godwin's memoir of Mary Wollstonecraft has been called the first modern biography. At the time, however, its frankness and emotional candour provoked general outrage. Henry Cockburn 02 Dec 2010
27 Creative Commons A Florence Nightingale for the 21st Century From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Marjorie Reeves Memorial lecture given in St Anne's College. Mark Bostridge, author of the first major biography of Florence Nightingale in 50 years talks about the great woman's life and character. Mark Bostridge 25 Oct 2010
28 Creative Commons A Florence Nightingale for the 21st Century From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Marjorie Reeves Memorial lecture given in St Anne's College. Mark Bostridge, author of the first major biography of Florence Nightingale in 50 years talks about the great woman's life and character. Mark Bostridge 25 Oct 2010
29 Creative Commons Senses of Reality: Writing the Biography of a Revolutionary Generation The annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture given at Wolfson College on May 27th 2010. Roy Foster 08 Jun 2010