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Cafe Royal, Regent Street (8K)
Café Royal, Regent Street

Monday 13 November 2000, 18.15-19.15
Neil Sammells, Jonathan Dollimore,
Roy Foster and Richard Coles discuss

The Epigrams of Oscar Wilde
Richard Coles and his guests discuss the life and writings of Oscar Wilde and the insight they offer on his times and our own. On the panel are: Jonathan Dollimore, Professor of English at the University of York and author of Sexual Dissidence (a study in which Wilde is one of the main figures); Neil Sammells, Dean of Humanities at Bath Spa University College and author of Wilde Style; and Roy Foster, Caroll Professor of Irish History at Oxford University and author of The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland and WB Yeats, a Life. The chair, Richard Coles, is a musician and broadcaster.

This event is co-produced with BBC Radio 3’s Night Waves and will be broadcast on Tuesday 14 November.

£7.50; £6.00 concessions

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