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Writers in Oxford online meet-up

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24 September 2020 @ 19:30 20:30 BST

In lieu of face-to-face meetings, our network of local groups are hosting online meet-ups for members to catch up and stay in touch.

Join Writers in Oxford (WiO) on Thursday 24 September at 7.30pm for an online evening with author Nick Fielding as he tells the illustrated stories of early papal emissaries like Friar William of Rubruck, sent to negotiate with the Mongols; and of merchant adventurers like Andrew Jenkinson and Jonas Hanway who tried to capture the Silk Road trade. Later came the early scientists and geographers and the Russian explorers. Thomas and Lucy Atkinson became the earliest British visitors to spend time in the steppe. They were followed by military adventurers such as Captain Fred Burnaby and James Abbott, and journalists including the great Aloysius MacGahan and David Ker, the original purveyor of ‘fake news’.

A hugely entertaining evening awaits! A Zoom link will be available in due course.


24 September
19:30 – 20:30 BST
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Francesca Howell