Sun, 05 Apr 2020, 13:15
Oxford Literary Festival, Oxford (UK), Blackwell's Festival Marquee, Clarendon Quad, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
As part of Oxford Literary Festival
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, AND WE WILL BE LOOKING TO RESCHEDULE IT AT SOME POINT, ONCE THINGS BECOME CLEARER*
Blackwell’s is delighted to announce that throughout the Oxford Literary Festival, Saturday 28th March- Sunday 5th April, we will be hosting a series of ‘Marquee Moments’ free talks in our Blackwell’s Festival Marquee. Guest speakers will introduce the topic of their book in a brief 30 minute talk that is free to attend.
How can we make sense of a world where we have both too many billionaires and too many foodbanks? We’re supposed to go to university, forge a career, get wealthier, buy a house – but why is that so hard for most of us to achieve? Split makes sense of our world by looking at class society – delving into the deep-rooted economic inequalities that shape our lives. From the gig economy, rising debt and the housing crisis that affects the majority of people, to the world of tax havens and unfair inheritance that affect the few…Now is the time to fight back against the 1%.
Ben Tippet is an educator, activist, and writer. He is currently doing a PhD at the University of Greenwich, researching the causes of wealth inequality in the UK. He is a researcher for The Transnational Institute and has written for Novara, Stike! and Economy.
The Blackwell’s Festival Marquee will be located in the Clarendon Quad of the Bodleian Library. All talks taking place in the marquee are free to attend and everyone is welcome. Please register to attend in advance or drop by on the day. Seating is allocated on a first come, first seated basis, so please arrive early to ensure a seat. For the listing of the Marquee Moments events taking place throughout the Oxford Literary Festival in the Blackwell’s Festival Marquee, please visit our website. For all enquiries please contact us at [email protected]