The Keble Debates are a programme of termly conversations, bringing together leading figures from the worlds of theatre, fiction and poetry, to explore contemporary issues in the arts, and the way the arts engage with contemporary issues in wider society.

We are delighted to welcome one of the foremost living British novelists Nicholas Shakespeare, in conversation with Honorary Fellow Robin Geffen (1976) and alumnus playwright and novelist Barney Norris (2006). A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Nicholas Shakespeare is the author of seven novels, including most recently The Sandpit (2020) … “The best evocation of Oxford since Brideshead”, Allan Massie. His non-fiction includes the critically acclaimed authorised biography of Bruce Chatwin; and Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister.

Nicholas is coming to Keble just ahead of the release of the first authorised biography of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond. It promises to be a fascinating evening. All are welcome.

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