Writers in Oxford October - December events

Location: Oxford
Address: See programme details below
Event time: Various dates
A programme of events across Oxford organised by Writers in Oxford




Event details

Writers in Oxford run events at various locations throughout Oxford. SoA members are welcome to attend events and should RSVP using the contacts below.

More information on Writers in Oxford and how to join is available on their website.

Not the Booker Prize
Thursday 10 October, 7 for 7.30pm
King’s Arms, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 1TR

Just before the judging of the actual prize, a panel of Writers in Oxford members will put the case for each of the titles on the shortlist, and the audience have a chance to vote for their winner of the Oxford Booker prize. An evening of light-hearted fun for fiction fans!
Email if you would like to join the panel, or attend.

Balliol College Party with The Society of Authors
Friday 18 October, 6pm to 8pm
Balliol College, Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BJ

Join us for an evening of wine, canapés and good conversation. As usual it will be held in Balliol College’s elegant Common Room, with space for coats but not for parking!
Numbers limited! Members £10; guests £15
Book your ticket online.

Ashmolean tour: Last Supper in Pompeii 
Thursday 7 November, 3.30 to 4.15pm
Ashmolean, Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 3SP

If you haven’t yet made it to this well reviewed exhibition, do come on this free guided tour. From the exquisite mosaics and frescoes of wealthy villas to the remains found in kitchen drains, the exhibition shows what the Pompeiians loved to eat and drink. See over 400 rare objects from the moment when the volcano erupted.

Tour is free with the price of your exhibition entry. Meet after in upstairs café.

Quick Question Fair
Tuesday 12 November, 6-8pm
Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road, OX2 6PN

Are you looking for fresh ideas or new skills to boost your writing, publishing or marketing? Routes to an agent, maybe? Questions about genre and style? Or tips on self-publishing? We’ve teamed up with the Centre for Creative Writing at Kellogg College for an informal panel session, giving you three minutes with each expert to ask your questions in a fun ‘speed-dating’ style session. Members who are emerging writers should find this a particularly useful event!
Email to reserve a place.

Brasenose Reception
Tuesday 19 November, 5.30 to 6.30pm
Amersi Lecture Room, Brasenose College, OX1 4AJ

Rebecca Abrams, Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Brasenose, will be in conversation with Dr Sos Eltis about the art and craft of writing.
Followed by a drinks reception. No need to register.

Christmas lunch
Saturday 7 December from 12.30pm
Café Rouge, 11 Little Clarendon St, OX1 2HP

We return to this convenient, spacious venue for an excellent three-course seasonal menu.
Writers in Oxford members £15; guests £20, with drinks supplied by Writers in Oxford. Email to book your place.