A Magical Summer in Rhyme

Make the most of the wonderful weather we have been having recently by going on the Oxford Poetry Walk! Enjoy a 70 minute tour around the city with a selection of literary favourites such as Gerard Manley Hopkins and Oscar Wilde to act as your companions. If you are more of a theatre buff then check out the Globe Theatre on Tour’s production of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ currently being shown at the Bodleian Old Schools Quadrangle. If that doesn’t give you your literary fix then there is the Oxford Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ hosted in the atmospheric gardens of Wadham College.

In other walks of literary life, things seems to be getting all rather supernatural. This week Potter mastermind J.K Rowling was revealed as using the pen name Robert Galbraith to publicise her new crime novel ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’. To add to the excitement, it came out that this newsworthy detail was uncovered by one of our very own professors here at Oxford, Professor Peter Millican.


Additionally, the Bodleian Library’s enchanting exhibition ‘Magical Books’ is well underway showcasing works from the legends of Children’s’ Fantasy literature e.g. C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien.

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