The Oxford Literary Festival has come to town, driving distractible locals to distraction with its far-too-many delights.
In the past few days, I have heard wonderful talks by Colin Dexter (creator of Inspector Morse, who talked about Oxford literary landmarks), Roy Foster (aka R F Foster the famous Irish historian and biographer of Yeats), and Richard Fortey (whose new book takes us backstage in London’s great Natural History Museum.)
I also heard Shakespeare as performed by Edwin Booth and Ellen Terry, thanks to the magic of Naxos Audiobooks– and saw Brutus as “recommended” by an Edwardian acting manual, hilariously demoed by actor David Timson.
More today. More tomorrow. More the day after that. Thanks to the Sunday Times and to glorious Christ Church College for making so many delightful distractions possible.