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Competition: Oxonian Review Poetry Competition 2014

The Oxonian Review has now launched its Poetry Competition 2014. We’re delighted to announce that this year’s competition will be judged by the Oxford-based poet Hannah Sullivan, whose poetry has been published in numerous magazines, whose first academic book, The Work of Revision, was published in 2013, and who was recently awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize for her outstanding contribution to the study of poetry.

The submission deadline for the competition is midnight on Friday 28 February 2014, with the winner being announced by Tuesday 11 March. The announcement will take place at a Longlist Reception, hosted at the Albion Beatnik bookshop in Oxford. Here guests will be able enjoy a glass of wine and hear readings from our guest judge, Hannah Sullivan, as well as from selected entrants. Please see below for details of the competition.

Writers are invited to submit previously unpublished poems by 28 February 2014. The winning poem will be published in the Oxonian Review. The winner will also receive a selection of poetry books, kindly donated by Oxford University Press.

Entries should be emailed as attachments to oxonianwriters[at]gmail[dot]com, with “Poetry Competition Entry” clearly marked in the subject line.

Competition Rules

The competition is open to anyone: entrants are not required to hold any affiliation to the University of Oxford.

Entries must be in English.

Entries must be entirely the author’s own work.

Entrants may submit no more than two poems.

Entries should not exceed 30 lines.

Entrants must not include their name in the document they wish to be considered. Only anonymous entries will be judged.

Judging will be fair and unbiased. Senior editors of the Oxonian Review will assist the judge in longlisting entries for further consideration.

Worldwide copyright of published entries remains with the author.


03 February 2014, at noon



Competition: Oxonian Review Short Story Competition 2013
The Oxonian Review has now launched its Short Story Competition 2013. We’re delighted to announce that this year’s competition will be judged by the Pakistani writer, Aamer Hussein, author of five collections of short stories and editor of Kahani: Short Stories by Pakistani Women (2005). The submission deadline for the competition is Monday 11 November 2013, with the winner being announced by Friday 29 November. This announcement will be followed by a Longlist Reception on the evening of Thursday 5 December, hosted at the Albion Beatnik bookstore. Here guests will be able enjoy a glass of wine and hear readings from our guest judge, Aamer Hussein, along with selected entrants. Please see below for details of the competition. Writers are invited to submit previously unpublished short stories by 11 November 2013. The winning story will be published in the Oxonian Review, and the winning author will receive copies of Aamer Hussein’s books, Insomnia, Another Gulmohar Tree, The Cloud Messenger, and Kahani: Short Stories by Pakistani Women. The books are kindly provided by Telegram Publishers. Entries should be emailed to oxonianwriters[at]gmail[dot]com, with “Short Story Competition Entry” clearly marked in the subject line. Competition Rules The competition is open to anyone. Entrants are not required to hold any affiliation to the University of Oxford. Entries must be in English. Entries must be the author’s own work entirely. Entrants may submit no more than two stories. Entries must be page-numbered and include a word count. Entries should not exceed 2,000 words. Each entry must be a complete story. Entrants must not include their name in the document they wish to be considered. Judges will consider anonymous entries only. Judging will be fair and unbiased. Senior editors of the Oxonian Review will assist the judge in longlisting entries for further consideration. Worldwide copyright of published entries remains with the author.
11 November 2013, at noon



Competition: OR POETRY COMPETITION 2013
Entries into this year's poetry competition are now being accepted. The event will be held on Monday 4th March when the ten shortlisted poems will be read out and the winner will be announced. The deadline for submission is Monday 25th February. This year's judge is Ian Pindar, author of Emporium and Constellations, both from Carcanet. Entrants are asked to send one poem of no more than 16 lines to: angus.brown@jesus.ox.ac.uk Stay tuned for further details about time and venue for the event. We look forward to reading your poems! -The Editors
04 March 2013, 05:00 PM at Albion Beatnik bookshop



Competition: Short Story Competition Reading
Entrants, readers and all fans of short fiction are invited to attend this event at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore, which will include a reading from our competition judge,  Sam Thompson, whose debut novel Communion Town was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2012. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine while they hear readings from the competition's shortlisted writers. The winner will be announced at the event and will recieve a prize kindly donated from Oxford University Press. Following our event, guests are welcome to stay on at the Albion Beatnik for a poetry reading by fellow Booker nominee, Patrick Mcguinness. Join us on the 19th at: Albion Beatnik Bookstore 34 Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AA
19 November 2012, 06:00 PM at Albion Beatnik Bookstore



Competition: Oxonian Review Short Story Competition 2012
The Oxonian Review has launched its Short Story Competition 2012. The submission deadline is 9 November 2012 (Friday of 5th Week). Watch this space for details of the competition's Longlist Reception, to take place toward the end of Michaelmas Term, at which guests will be able enjoy a glass a wine and hear readings from selected entrants. Please see below for details of the competition. Writers are invited to submit an previously unpublished short story by 9 November 2012. The winning story, chosen from a longlist by novelist Sam Thompson, will be published in the Oxonian Review, and the winning author will receive a prize kindly donated by Oxford University Press. Entries should be emailed to oxonianwriters[at]gmail[dot]com, with "Short Story Competition Entry" clearly marked in the subject line. Competition Rules The competition is open to anyone. Entrants are not required to hold any affiliation to the University of Oxford. Entries must be in English. Entries must be the author's own work entirely. Entrants may submit one story only. Entries must be page-numbered and include a word count. Entries should not exceed 2,000 words. Each entry must be a complete story. Entrants must not include their name in the document they wish to be considered. Judges will consider anonymous entries only. Judging will be fair and unbiased. Senior editors of the Oxonian Review will assist the judge in long-listing entries for further consideration. Worldwide copyright of published entries remains with the author.
09 November 2012, 12:00 AM at



Poetry Reading: Ambit / Albion Beatnik: Contemporary Voices
A stunning evening of poetry and prose by four of today’s most exciting contemporary voices. With award-winning poet Jane Draycott whose latest collection Over was short-listed for the 2009 T S Eliot Prize. Her translation of the medieval poem Pearl, published in 2011, was a PBS recommendation; Clare Morgan who is Director of the Master of Studies in Creative Writing at Oxford University and whose highly praised novel A Book for All and None, published in June 2011, is now in paperback; Donald Gardner, a distinguished poet and translator based in Amsterdam whose books include How to Get the Most out of Your Jet Lag, The Glittering Sea and Sleight of Tongue; and Liz Berry who received an Eric Gregory Award in 2009 and whose debut pamphlet The Patron Saint of School Girls was published by tall-lighthouse in 2010. She is Emerging Poet in Residence at Kingston University.
11 March 2012, 06:00 PM at Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AA



Competition: Oxonian Review Poetry Competition
The shortlist and winner of the Oxonian Review's annual poetry competition will be announced at a special event at the Albion Beatnik on March 1st at 7pm. Those shortlisted will have the opportunity to read their poems aloud before the decision is made by Ian Pindar, the judge. Award winning poet Ian Pindar will then give a reading, including selections from his forthcoming work Constellations which will be published by Carcanet later this year. It is estimated the event will last about an hour.
01 March 2012, 07:00 PM at The Albion Beatnik



Competition: Oxonian Review Poetry Competition
The Oxonian Review poetry competition is now open. Shortlisted poems will be recited at a poetry reading on 1 March at the Albion Beatnik, and the winning piece will be published in the Oxonian Review. The winner will also receive a copy of Arthur Rimbaud's Collected Poems, donated by Oxford University Press. There is a length limit of 20 lines, and the poem can be in any format and on any subject. Only one poem per entrant. E-mail entries to oxonianwriters@gmail.com by 17 February 2011. Ian Pindar, whose debut collection Emporium was published by Carcanet to widespread acclaim, will judge the competition, and give a reading at the event.
17 February 2012, 11:59 PM at The Oxonian Review



Party: Reception for Short Story Competition
The Oxonian Review short story competition comes to a head with readings from the best submissions and the announcement of the winner. The recitations will take place 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 November, at the Albion Beatnik Bookshop on Walton Street. Wine will be available for 50p a glass. We encourage entrants to bring their friends. *The competition finalists will be announced at the event. The winning short story will be published following the announcement of the winner.*
29 November 2011, 06:30 PM at Albion Beatnik Bookshop



Competition: Oxonian Review Short Story Competition
The Oxonian Review has launched its Short Story Competition 2011. The submission deadline is 11 November 2011. Watch this space for details of the competition's Longlist Reception, to take place toward the end of Michaelmas Term, at which guests will be able enjoy a glass a wine and hear readings from selected entrants. Please see below for details of the competition. Writers are invited to submit previously unpublished short stories by 11 November 2011. The winning story, chosen from a longlist by novelist Marti Leimbach, will be published in the Oxonian Review, and the winning author will receive a copy of M.R. James's Collected Ghost Stories, kindly donated by Oxford University Press. Entries should be emailed to oxonianwriters[at]gmail[dot]com, with "Short Story Competition Entry" clearly marked in the subject line. Competition Rules The competition is open to anyone. Entrants are not required to hold any affiliation to the University of Oxford. Entries must be in English. Entries must be the author's own work entirely. Entrants may submit no more than two stories. Entries must be page-numbered and include a word count. Entries should not exceed 2,000 words. Each entry must be a complete story. Entrants must not include their name in the document they wish to be considered. Judges will consider anonymous entries only. Judging will be fair and unbiased. Senior editors of the Oxonian Review will assist the judge in long-listing entries for further consideration. Worldwide copyright of published entries remains with the author.
11 November 2011, at the Oxonian Review



Poetry Reading: Salt Modern Voices poetry reading
The Albion Beatnik Bookshop, Jericho will host the Salt Modern Voices poetry reading on 24th October, from 18:00 - 21:00. The reading will feature Mark Burnhope, Shaun Belcher, Claire Trevien and Emily Hasler. All will be reading from their pamphlets, published by Salt for the Salt Modern Voices series. For more on Salt Modern Voices, see: http://www.saltpublishing.com/pamphlets/
24 October 2011, 06:00 PM at Albion Beatnik



Lecture: Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy
On Wednesday, 25 May, Guardian journalist Luke Harding will speak at Lincoln College about the media’s relationship with WikiLeaks. Harding is an expert on the WikiLeaks controversy, and has recently published (with his colleague David Leigh) Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy, which reveals the startling inside story of the Guardian’s relationship with Julian Assange. The book has outraged Assange, who has threatened to sue its authors and has ceased providing documents to the Guardian. Harding’s talk will offer fresh insight into Assange’s personal agenda and how his website is transforming the media. The event is free and is hosted by the Oxonian Review. Event Details: When: 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 May Where: Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College Full description of Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy : It was the biggest leak in history. WikiLeaks infuriated the world's greatest superpower, embarrassed the British royal family and helped cause a revolution in Africa. The man behind it was Julian Assange, one of the strangest figures ever to become a worldwide celebrity. Was he an internet messiah or a cyber-terrorist? Information freedom fighter or sex criminal? The debate would echo around the globe as US politicians called for his assassination. Award-winning Guardian journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding have been at the centre of a unique publishing drama that involved the release of some 250,000 secret diplomatic cables and classified files from the Afghan and Iraq wars. At one point the platinum-haired hacker was hiding from the CIA in David Leigh's London house. Now, together with the paper's investigative reporting team, Leigh and Harding reveal the startling inside story of the man and the leak.
25 May 2011, 05:00 PM at Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College



Party: Valentine's Day Poetry Recitations
The Oxonian Review poetry competition comes to a head with a reading of the best submissions and the announcement of the winner. The recitations will take place 6:30 p.m. on Valentine's Day at the Albion Beatnik Bookshop on Walton Street. Wine will be available for 50p a glass. We encourage attendance from all lovers of poetry, or indeed, anyone looking for a romantic atmosphere on Valentine's Day. *The competition finalists will be announced at the event. The winning poem will be published following the announcement of the winner.*
14 February 2011, 06:30 PM at Albion Beatnik Bookshop



Competition: The Oxonian Review Poetry Competition
The Oxonian Review poetry competition is now open. Shortlisted poems will be recited at a poetry reading, and the winning piece will be published in the Oxonian Review. The winner will also receive Anthony David Moody's biography of Ezra Pound, which the Oxford University Press has donated for the competition. There is a length limit of 20 lines, and the poem can be in any format and on any subject. Only one poem per entrant. E-mail entries to oxonianreviewevents@googlemail.com by 7 February 2011 (extended deadline!). The shortlist and winner will be announced one week later.
07 February 2011, at the Oxonian Review



Party: Oxonian Reveiw Poetry Reading
The Oxonian Review's extremely successful poetry competition comes to a head with a reading of some of the entries and the announcement of the winner. Come along to the Wood Room in Pembroke College for a relaxing evening of poetry and drinks from the nearby bar. All welcome. Join the Facebook event.
30 November 2009, 08:00 PM at Wood Room, Pembroke College



Competition: Poetry Competition Shortlist
The shortlist for the Oxonian Review's Poetry Competiton 2009, judged by Dr David Williams, has been released. The rules were:

  • Length limit: 20 lines
  • Any format, including prose
  • Any subject

The shortlisted entries are:
  • Edward Fortes - October: Grass
  • Ellen Griffith - Y Gragen
  • Dominic Riding - Diurnal Blurring
  • William Harris - Jakarta 5am
  • Alec Kray - Untitled
  • Hannah Jane Parkinson - Untitled
  • Geoffrey Lim - Almost Real
  • lesbia - My Ex
  • Alexis F - Skyrise
The shortlisted poems will be read and discussed with drinks in the Wood Room, Pembroke College, Oxford from 8pm on Monday 30th November 2009.
30 November 2009, 08:00 PM at the Wood Room, Pembroke College, Oxford



Competition: The Oxonian Review Poetry Competition
The Oxonian Review poetry competition is now open! The entries will be judged by Dr David Williams. Shortlisted poems will be recited at a poetry reading, and the winning piece will be published in the Oxonian Review print edition.

  • Length limit: 20 lines
  • Any format, including prose
  • Any subject

Email entries to oxonianreviewevents@googlemail.com by 16 November 2009. The shortlist and winner will announced two weeks later.

Remember, poetry submissions to the Oxonian Review are always welcome!


16 November 2009, 12:00 AM at the Oxonian Review



Party: The Oxonian Review at All Bar One
After the success of a couple of weeks ago, the Oxonian Review would like to invite you down to All Bar One on High St in OXford for a couple of drinks on Friday of 4th week from 8pm. We have an area reserved which will be quiet enough for talking and conveniently close to the bar. Join the Facebook event.

06 November 2009, 08:00 PM at All Bar One, Oxford



Party: Cocktails at the House
Come to the House Bar to have a few drinks and meet the editors and writers of the Oxonian Review this Friday from 7.30pm. If you're interested in writing, this is the ideal opportunity for you to pitch your ideas and ask questions. Join the Facebook Event.
16 October 2009, 07:30 PM at House Bar, 11 Wheatsheaf Yard, Blue Boar St, Oxford



Workshop: Oxonian Review Freshers' Information Session
Come to the Conduit Room in New College to find out more information about getting involved in Oxford's largest and best graduate student-run publication. We are looking for writers and editors in all areas of science, the arts, and humanities, so come along and you'll like what you see! Join our Facebook Event if you're interested.
08 October 2009, 03:00 PM at Conduit Room, New College



Photographs: Oxonian Review Photography Competition 2009

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The shortlisted entries of the Oxonian Review Photography Competition were displayed at the launch party on 12 March. The winner was Lawrence Sumulong with USA. New York City. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2009 (far left, above). Lawrence will receive a year's membership of the Royal Photographic Society. The other shortlisted entries were (left to right) Man and Dog by Aayush Goel, Electronic Whoopee (Surge Protector Lights) by Matthew Holtzmann, The Tube by Linda Wride, Misconception in Airport by Natalia Pshenichnaya, and Spin by Jin Lee.


12 March 2009, 09:30 PM at Holywell Manor, Oxford



Party: Oxonian Review Launch Party
To celebrate our relaunch, on Thursday of 8th week the Oxonian Review is throwing a black tie party!

There will be LIVE jazz, soul, dancing, and free cocktails/wine - all for a mere £5.

The shortlisted entries of our photo competition will also be displayed, and the winner announced. The shortlist is (in no particular order):

Linda Wride - A Manmade Labyrinth – The Tube
Aayush Goel - Man and Dog
Matthew Holtzman - Electronic Whoopee (Surge Protector Lights)
Jin Lee - Spin
Lawrence Sumulong - USA. New York City. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2009.
Natalia Pshenichnaya - Misconception in airport


A perfect way to start the evening! Join the Facebook event.

12 March 2009, 08:30 PM at Holywell Manor, Oxford



Workshop: Journalism and editing masterclass with Economist science editor
We are delighted to be able to announce that Geoff Carr, Science and Technology Editor of The Economist newspaper, will be giving a journalism and editing masterclass at Exeter College on behalf of the Oxonian Review. Mr Carr has been both science correspondent and Japan correspondent of the newspaper before rising to his current position.

All are welcome, but there are only about 20 places available. The masterclass will take place on 8th March (Sunday of 8th week). Please email the Events Director to reserve a place.
08 March 2009, 03:00 PM at Quarrell Room, Exeter College, Oxford



Competition: Photography Competition

LABYRINTHS and MISCONCEPTIONS

Snappy Snaps We are proud to announce the opening of the inaugural Oxonian Review Photography Competition, sponsored by the Royal Photographic Society and Snappy Snaps Oxford. Anyone is eligible to enter photos fulfilling one or both of two themes - LABYRINTHS and MISCONCEPTIONS. Be as imaginative and creative as possible - we like tenuous interpretations and welcome entries from all, from the inexperienced to the professional.

Photos will be judged by members of the historic Oxford Photographic Society, and shortlisted photographers will have their photos published in the Oxonian Review's annual print edition, as well as having their entries displayed at a finalists' exhibition on Friday 6th March (Friday of 7th week), where the winner of the prizes (generously donated by the Royal Photographic Society) will be announced.

PRIZES
1st Membership of the Royal Photographic Society, worth up to £93
2nd A copy of the RPS's limited edition collection of photos, Portfolio One, worth £30
Runners-up Large poster print of your entry


The deadline for entries is Wednesday 25th February (Wednesday of 6th week). Photos should be of high resolution (minimum 1400x1050 pixels), and should be emailed to the photography section with a line or two written about your picture. We look forward to receiving your entries!

And don't forget, the Oxonian Review accepts photo submissions for publication all year round. Contact the photography section if you have a photo essay you would like to see published.

The Royal Photographic Society will be running a series of lectures entitled Visual Literacy later this year, and all that are interested in photography are encouraged to attend.
25 February 2009, at the Oxonian Review



Lecture: Dr Michael Fitzpatrick: Defeating Autism - A Damaging Delusion
Defeating Autism Invited by the Oxonian Review, Dr Michael Fitzpatrick will be speaking about the issues raised by his book Defeating Autism: A Damaging Delusion. A London GP and father of an autistic son, Dr Fitzpatrick will argue that, despite the media attention on some theories that autism is an environmentally influenced condition, autistic spectrum disorder has genetic origins. Dr Fitzpatrick is an expert in his field, and will explore the relationships between clinical evidence and theories that can be made to fit it. If you wish to attend, please email the Events Director so that we can estimate numbers, or just turn up!

ALL WELCOME
ADMISSION FREE

19 February 2009, 08:00 PM at Magdalen College Auditorium



Photographs: From an Evening with Prof John Brooke, 26th January 2009

John Hedley Brooke spoke at a black-tie dinner in honour of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday. The topic was: "Darwin and His Influence on Belief".

Distinguished theologian, award-winning science historian, and founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion, Prof John Hedley Brooke kindly agreed to come to Oxford ahead of his appearance at the Cambridge Darwin Festival to dine with students and give an insightful talk on the relationship between Darwin's legacy and religious belief. The discussion delivered, without the usual sensationalist polemics, and opened up questions about the relationship between science and religion to vigorous debate.

Prof Brooke played to a Hall that was filled to capacity, and it seemed an intellectually stimulating evening was had by all. In case you missed this event, or would like to relive the evening, here are some photographs of the evening that were taken by Akshat Rathi. Click on a picture to see a larger version.

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There are many more events being planned for this term, from lectures to music evenings, so watch this space for further information!

26 January 2009, 07:00 PM at Exeter College



Lecture: The Darwin Bicentenary: An Evening With John Hedley Brooke

On Monday 26 January 2009, The Oxonian Review will host Prof John Hedley Brooke, who will be speaking at a black-tie dinner in honour of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday. The topic is: "Darwin and His Influence on Belief."

Distinguished theologian, award-winning science historian, and founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion, Prof John Hedley Brooke has kindly agreed to come to Oxford ahead of his appearance at the Cambridge Darwin Festival to dine with students and give an insightful talk on the relationship between Darwin's legacy and religious belief. The discussion promises, without the usual sensationalist polemics, to open up questions about the relationship between science and religion to vigorous debate.

There will be drinks at the Exeter College Rector's lodgings at 7.00pm, followed by dinner at 7.30pm. The dress code is Black Tie for diners; there is no dress code if you wish to come only for the talk, which will begin in the Exeter College Hall at 9.00pm. Email eachan.johnson@exeter.ox.ac.uk for more information.

ALL WELCOME
26 January 2009, 12:00 AM at Exeter College, Oxford



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