Oxford University Society Bristol & Bath
- Book Club
- 2nd Wednesday
- Friends Projects
One of best things about going to Oxford was the chance to discuss interesting topics with like minded people. To recreate this we have a non-fiction book club which currently meets online (previously in central Bristol). If you're interested in attending this please email email@example.com and we'll provide more details. Our fiction book club could be revived if there were sufficient interest.
Date and time: Thursday 24th March, 7 p.m.
Venue: online (Zoom)
Book: Fifty Sounds, Polly Barton
Book: Citizen Clem, John Bew
Book: Anthro-Vision, Gillian Tett
Book: What We Owe Each Other, Minouche Shafik
Book: Why the Germans Do it Better: Notes from a Grown-Up Country, John Kampfner
Book: Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson
Book: Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain, Sathnam Sanghera
Book: The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good?, Michael Sandel
Books: Democracy for Sale, Peter Geoghegan
This is not Propaganda, Peter Pomerantsev
Book: The Beautiful Cure, Daniel M Davis
Book: Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans, Melanie Mitchell
Book: How Democracy Ends by David Runciman
Book: The Invention of Russia, Arkady Ostrovsky
Book: The Brain, David Eagleman
Book: The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb
Book: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, Evan Osnos
Book: How did we get into this mess?: Politics, Equality and Nature, George Monbiot
Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
Book: The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason, Christopher de Bellaigue
Book: A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution, Joanna Doudna and Samual Sternbery
Book: Edmund Burke: The Visionary who Invented Modern Politics, Jesse Norman
Book: The Price of Inequality, Joseph Stiglitz,
Book: Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century, John Higgs
Book: Man Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl
Our first book club meeting took place on Wednesday 15th March in central Bristol. We discussed Viktor Frankl's Man Search for Meaning, which led to a lively and wide-ranging discussion.
Date & time: Tuesday 1st February, 7.30 p.m.
Venue: online (Zoom)
Book: The London Train, Tessa Hadley
Book: Everything You Ever Wanted, Luiza Sauma
Book: Hamnet, Maggie O'Farrell
Book: The Liar's Dictionary, Eley Williams
Book: The Shepherd's Hut, Tim Winton
Book: The Falconer, Dana Czapnik
Book: Less, Andrew Sean Greer
Book: Girl, Woman, Other, Bernadine Evaristo
Background: Duke Humfrey's Library, University of Oxford (Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0)
Place: Zara's Chocolates, 200 North Street, Southville, Bristol BS3 1JF
Date and time: Tuesday 18th July, 6 p.m.
Our annual viewing of the Boat Race, glass in hand! This year Bath hosted the event.
Date and time: 26th March 2023
Venue: Widcombe Social Club, Bath
Wednesdays at the Watershed are restarting! Drop by for a drink and a chat early evening on 26th April or 28th June.
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