£25 membership of the Oxford Writers’ House

Submitted by HarrietPacker on Fri, 2017-05-12 13:49

Oxford Writers’ House aims to inspire, connect, and give voice to writers in Oxford.

They offer some online resources for authors as well as Oxford-based academic and creative writing support through literary groups, events, and journals.

You can subscribe now.

Start and end date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 13

OUS Sweden - Uppsala Spring Ball 2017

OUS Sweden’s Spring Ball, held in the historic and lively city of Uppsala in April, was a truly splendid occasion, with some 16 Oxonians and friends attending.

The evening started with champagne in the ‘Lagerqvist Library’ in the heart of Uppsala before our group took a short walk to the grand 16th century Uppsala Castle, where the dinner was held.

Musical entertainment from the Allmänna Sången choir – one of Europe’s finest – and ballroom dancing to a live big band orchestra, were among the highlights of what was a truly glamourous occasion.

Sir Roger Bannister, athlete and neurologist

Submitted by HarrietPacker on Tue, 2017-05-02 10:44

Sir Roger Bannister relives running the first sub-four-minute mile in a special podcast to mark the anniversary of his extraordinary achievement in May 1954. He describes his training and how the record-breaking run (3 minutes 59.4 seconds) unfolded at the Iffley Road track in Oxford. Sir Roger mentions other highlights from his athletic career, and explains how he developed as a runner while studying at Oxford, where he read medicine at Exeter and Merton.

'500 Years of Treasures from Oxford' on display in Washington, D.C

Oxonians were treated to a tour of Corpus Christi College's library treasures at a special exhibition in America marking the college’s 500th anniversary.

The ‘500 Years of Treasures from Oxford’ exhibition at Washington, DC’s Folger Shakespeare Library comprises 52 books and objects from the Oxford college’s library.

Reflecting the Renaissance founding of Corpus, its library reflects many sources of learning. These range from Latin, Greek, Anglo-Saxon and English books and manuscripts to one of Britain's most important collections of Hebrew texts.