Bevington Brunch: Talk by Professor Patrick McGuinness on ‘Real Oxford’

The St Anne’s Society are delighted to invite you to join them for brunch and a talk by St Anne’s & Oxford University academic, prize winning poet and novelist Professor Patrick McGuinness about his fascinating work of non-fiction, Real Oxford.

Patrick has lived and worked in Oxford for over thirty years. “In all these years in Oxford”, he admits, “I’d seen the place, but I’d never really noticed it.” In Real Oxford, he invites the reader to look beyond the postcard clichés often associated with this city of learning.

Patrick will illustrate his talk with photographs. This promises to be a lively, informative and thought provoking session which will offer an entirely fresh perspective on the Oxford we know and love. Patrick will bring copies of his book for sale, which would make a lovely Christmas present for anyone who loves Oxford.

Before the talk, from 11am, we will serve a brunch of bacon butties (or veggie alternative), pastries, fruit, tea and coffee with a glass of Buck’s fizz! The talk will begin at 11.45 am and there will be ample time for questions and socialising afterwards. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

The proceeds from the event will help to fund the restoration of the Bevington Road student houses. Much loved by generations of St Anne’s students, these 10 Victorian houses, built in 1867, are in poor condition and urgently require regeneration. A member of the St Anne’s College Development team will attend the talk and will provide further information about the restoration project and appeal for funds. More information can also be found by clicking here!

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