Oxford University Society Bristol & Bath
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A book by Jonathan Hope
A is for Donkeys is an alphabetic adventure with a difference. Readers are invited to delight in the sounds and semantics of the letters A to Z, discovering many quirks of the English language along the way. This is no simple reading primer – it’s an ingenious celebration of the absurdities of spelling and pronunciation, using puns and idioms both familiar and new. The stylish letterform illustrations by Riccardo Guasco beautifully amplify the humour and occasional pathos of Jonathan Hope’s playful verse.
A gem of a book for all phonetics-phobic adults and linguistically curious children.
The book is available through Blackwell’s in Oxford, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights and Topping’s in Bath, or on author's website: https://www.jonathanhope.co.uk/
Date and time: Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Venue: Central Bristol
Book: How did we get into this mess?: Politics, Equality and Nature by George Monbiot
Date: Thu, 18 Oc 2018
Venue: The Square Club, Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1HB
Save the date for the OUSoc Bristol&Bath Annual Dinner and AGM.
More information (including how to book your place) will follow very soon, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2018
Venue: The Golden Guinea, 19 Guinea St, Bristol BS1 6SX
We will be hosting a get together for freshers about to start at Oxford. This is a chance for the students to make new friends before starting on their Oxford adventure. Current students and alumni are more than welcome to come along.
Bath-based Oxford alumnus, James Ellis, is seeking Patrons for his second novel, An Other’s Look.