Weston Library

Weston Library
Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
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Events at this venue

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Andrew Gant. The Making of Handels Messiah

Author and composer Andrew Gant sets Handel's most famous work, Messiah, into the context of its time and the development of the sacred oratorio in English, and explains how he managed to write it in only 23 days.

Sat 30 Oct

Lecture Theatre

£7–£12.50

Clive Aslet. The Story of the Country House: A History of Places and People

Historian and former editor of Country Life Clive Aslet gives an illustrated talk on his retelling of the story of the British country house.

Sun 7 Nov

Lecture Theatre

£7–£12.50

Dominic Sandbrook. Adventures in Time: The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Historian and broadcaster Dominic Sandbrook brings history to life for children with a new series of true stories. Ages 8 to 12

Sat 30 Oct

Lecture Theatre

£8

DR Soph. A Manual for Being Human

Online therapist and former NHS clinical psychologist DR Soph explains where our emotions come from and how to manage them to our benefit in these challenging times.

Sun 31 Oct

Lecture Theatre

£7–£12.50

Helen Taylor. Why Women Read Fiction: The Stories of our Lives

Academic and writer Helen Taylor draws on more than 500 interviews with readers and writers including Hilary Mantel, Helen Dunmore, Katie Fforde, and Sarah Dunant to ask why women read fiction.

Sat 30 Oct

Lecture Theatre

£7–£12.50

Henry Mance. How to Love Animals in a Human-shaped World

Financial Times feature writer Heny Mance argues that the way we treat animals is not only irrational and unethical, it's also unsustainable.

Sat 6 Nov

Lecture Theatre

£7–£12.50

Iain MacGregor. Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, the Berlin Wall and the Most Dangerous Place on Ea

Editor and publisher of non-fiction Iain MacGregor talks about his book on the history of Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall that divided East and West during the Cold War.

Sun 7 Nov

Lecture Theatre

Sold out

Ian Collins. John Craxton: A Life of Gifts

Art writer and curator Ian Collins looks at the colourful life and work of the 20th-century British artist John Craxton.

Sat 6 Nov

Lecture Theatre

£7–£12.50

John Carey. 100 Poets: A Little Anthology

Leading literary critic Professor John Carey discusses his selection of the best poems from his greatest 100 poets from across the centuries.

Sun 7 Nov

Lecture Theatre

£7–£12.50

John Holmes. Temple of Science: The Pre-Raphaelites and Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Leading authority on the Pre-Raphaelites and science Professor John Holmes explains how the Oxford University Museum of Natural History rose out of a pioneering collaboration between dynamic modern artists and scientists committed to teaching students and the public about the natural world.

Sun 31 Oct

Lecture Theatre

£7–£12.50

Kate Griggs This is Dyslexia: The Untapped Power of Dyslexic Thinking and its Vital Role

Charity founder Kate Griggs says dyslexic minds are made for the 21st century because they are naturally curious and highly creative and can think laterally.

Sun 7 Nov

Lecture Theatre

£7–£12.50

Kate Kennedy. Dweller in Shadows: A Life of Ivor Gurney

Broadcaster and writer Dr Kate Kennedy looks at the life and work of the poet and composer Ivor Gurney whose life was haunted by fighting in World War I and by confinement in a mental asylum.

Sat 6 Nov

Lecture Theatre

£7–£12.50

Richard Ovenden. Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge under Attack

Bodley's Librarian Richard Ovenden makes a passionate case for physical books and libraries and argues that this preservation of knowledge is vital for the survival of civilisation.

Sun 31 Oct

Lecture Theatre

£7–£12.50

Rui da Silva, Tobi Kyeremateng and Magdalene Abraha. A Quick Ting On: Plantain and Theatre Sh*t

Music and theatre producers and writers Rui da Silva and Tobi Kyeremateng discuss the importance of Black British culture and its impact on the UK cultural landscape under the chairmanship of Magdalene Abrah, editor of the first ever book series on Black British culture.

Sun 31 Oct

Lecture Theatre

£7–£12.50

Stephen Harris. Roots to Seeds: 400 Years of Oxford Botany

Plant scientist Professor Stephen Harris looks at the botanists and the collections of the last four centuries that have helped to transform our understanding of the biology of plants. The book coincides with an exhibition of the same name at the Weston Library, which is open until 24 October.

Sat 30 Oct

Lecture Theatre

£7–£12.50

Yasmin Alibhai Brown. Ladies Who Punch: Fifty Trailblazing Women Whose Stories You Should Know

Writer and social commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown celebrates 50 courageous and indomitable women whose stories she says should be better known.

Sat 6 Nov

Lecture Theatre

£7–£12.50