Story Tellers in Oxford
Oxford is a melting pot of story telling. Our second topic, from May 18th to June 12th will consider three of Oxford's most famous authors and the worlds they introduced us to.
The author of the Wind in the Willows who taught us the joy of life by the river and messing about in boats attended St Edward's school in Oxford and is buried in Holywell Cemetery. Follow Ratty, Mole, Badger as they support their wayward but winsome friend, Toad.
The author who taught us to entertain the possibility of a world beyond the wardrobe but not to shut the door behind us, studied, taught and wrote in this city. Follow his footsteps from Headington Quarry to Magdalen College.
The creator of Middle Earth, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Elvish created the world of the Hobbit while marking exam papers at Pembroke College. Learn more about the mythical spheres he created and his love of words and language.