Saturday 28 October 2017
Professor Fiona Stafford will talk about
The Long, Long Life of Trees
Professor Stafford is Somerville’s Fellow and Tutor in English; she teaches English literature from the late seventeenth century to the present day, and specialises in the literature of the Romantic period, Scottish and Irish poetry, archipelagic studies and Environmental Humanities. She has written and presented three highly acclaimed series for BBC Radio 3 on ‘The Meaning of Trees’ and two on ‘The Meaning of Flowers’. Her illustrated book, The Long, Long Life of Trees, ‘a lyrical tribute to trees, their physical beauty, their special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings’ was published by Yale University Press in 2016 (pb 2017). It has been very well received nationally and internationally and was The Sunday Times Nature Book of the Year for 2016, and among the books of the year in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and Front Row. For more details, follow this link.
Timetable of the day:
12.30 Reception in Flora Anderson Hall
13.00 Luncheon in Hall
14.30 Talk in Flora Anderson Hall
Tickets are £35 each (£25 for matric 2007 and later), including reception before luncheon and tea afterwards. There will be a bookstall run by Blackwells. Guests are welcome.
Early booking is advisable. You can ring the Alumni Office on 01865 280626 and pay by debit card; or pay by cheque, payable to Somerville College and sent to the Alumni Office, Somerville College, Oxford, OX2 6HD. All profits from this event will support the College Bursary Fund.
Loop system available.
We regret that there is only a limited amount of parking space available in College, with priority for the disabled. We recommend Pear Tree Park & Ride for those driving to Oxford, as the number 300 bus stops near to Somerville on Woodstock Road (find out more).