Your stories: St Hilda's virtual Literary Festival

Claire Harvey, St Hilda's College

Claire Harvey, St Hilda's College

‘This year, as always, we had an outstanding line up of speakers ready to appear at St Hilda’s Writers’ Day on 28 March – part of the 2020 Oxford Literary Festival.

‘Following the festival's postponement we decided to investigate working with our authors and presenters to deliver a virtual version of our scheduled talks.

‘The great news is that we can now invite you to explore a collection of recorded presentations online, which cover the diverse range of subjects we had looked forward to discussing at the festival.’

Visit St Hilda’s website for full details of their virtual lit fest

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Julie Summers, St Hilda's Royal Literary Fund Fellow, researcher, historian, and author of Dressed for War: The story of Audrey Withers, Vogue Editor extraordinaire from the Blitz to the Swinging Sixties. 


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Julie Summers, St Hilda's College Lit Fest Talk

In her talk Julie speculates on how Miss Withers (who commissioned Cecil Beaton's seminal fashion shots of blitzed London and issued Vogue from a bomb cellar – all whilst wearing a hat) might have responded to a range of situations similar to those we are facing now – also whilst wearing a hat!  

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