Book Club

One of best things about going to Oxford was the chance to discuss interesting topics with like minded people. To recreate this we have started a non-fiction book club which meets in central Bristol. If you're interested in attending please email bookclub@oxford-bristolbath.org and we'll provide more details.

Next Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Venue: Central Bristol

Book: The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb

2018

December Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 6 December 2018
Book: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, Evan Osnos

September Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 20 September 2018
Book: How did we get into this mess?: Politics, Equality and Nature, George Monbiot

July Meeting

Date and time: Monday, 2 July 2018
Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

May Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 3 May 2018, 7 pm
Book: The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason, Christopher de Bellaigue

March Meeting

Date and time: Friday, 9 March 2018, 7 pm
Book: A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution, Joanna Doudna and Samual Sternbery

January Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 4 January 2018, 7 pm
Book: Edmund Burke: The Visionary who Invented Modern Politics, Jesse Norman

2017

Outumn Meeting

Date and time: Monday, 16 October 2017
Book: The Price of Inequality, Joseph Stiglitz,

Summer Meeting

BookStranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century, John Higgs

Inaugural Meeting

Date and time: Wed, 15 March 2017, 7 p.m.
Venue: Prince Street Social, Bristol, BS1 4PS
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.

Cherwell & Avon Book Group

Our friends from Bath organised Cherwell & Avon Book Group for those leaving in, or near, Bath. 

 

Background: Duke Humfrey's Library, University of Oxford (Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0)

News and Events

Summer Garden Party 2019

Date: 7 July 2019
Time: 15:00 – 18:00
Venue: Redmaids School, Bristol
Price: £10

Join us for Pimm's and sunshine at the Oxford University Society Summer Garden Party – enjoy a chat with old friends, and meet other alumnae/i living in and around Bristol and Bath.

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Boat Race Viewing 2019

Date and time: Sun, 7 April 2019 from 1 p.m.

Venue: The Bath Brew House, 14 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX

Free (food and drink available for purchase)

Alumni, current students at Oxford, their families and friends are invited to watch the 165th Men's and the 74th Women's Boat Races.

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Chocolate Tasting

Date and time: Tuesday 5 March, 7-9 pm
We had great fun tantalising our taste buds with delicious chocolate at our recent tasting event in Bath. Members commented that it was a real eye-opener y to focus on a product and also to sense how quality makes itself felt on your taste buds!

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An Introduction to Translation

Date and time: 20 February 2019, 5.30-7.30 pm

Venue: VWV, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

How do you start translating a text from one language to another? What are the main tools at a translator’s disposal? Is the source text more important than the reader of your translation? Christophe Fricker offered a hands-on workshop on these questions for both beginners and language connoisseurs.

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