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Ian McKellen: Live at the Oxford Literary Festival20160403

Ian McKellen: Live at the Oxford Literary Festival20160403

Actor and gay rights activist Sir Ian McKellen discusses his life and work

Dancer Carlos Acosta, authors Ian McEwan and Tara Westover, and violinist Min Kym

World-renowned actor and gay rights activist Sir Ian McKellen talks to the BBC’s Anu Anand about his life and work. US writers Dr Jessica Harris and Dr Jewell Parker Rhodes revel to Jo Fidgen what their grandmothers passed on to them, from culinary wisdom to a little old-fashioned magic. Have those relationships shaped their own identities and right now, is what it means to be an African American woman changing?

Ian McKellen: Live at the Oxford Literary Festival20160403

World-renowned actor and gay rights activist Sir Ian McKellen talks to the BBC’s Anu Anand about his life and work. US writers Dr Jessica Harris and Dr Jewell Parker Rhodes revel to Jo Fidgen what their grandmothers passed on to them, from culinary wisdom to a little old-fashioned magic. Have those relationships shaped their own identities and right now, is what it means to be an African American woman changing?

Ian McKellen: Live at the Oxford Literary Festival20160403

World-renowned actor and gay rights activist Sir Ian McKellen talks to the BBC’s Anu Anand about his life and work. US writers Dr Jessica Harris and Dr Jewell Parker Rhodes revel to Jo Fidgen what their grandmothers passed on to them, from culinary wisdom to a little old-fashioned magic. Have those relationships shaped their own identities and right now, is what it means to be an African American woman changing?

Leaders and People: Live at the Oxford Literary Festival20160403

Leaders and People: Live at the Oxford Literary Festival20160403

Do leaders shape their people\u2019s identity, or is it the other way around?

Dancer Carlos Acosta, authors Ian McEwan and Tara Westover, and violinist Min Kym

Leaders and People: Live at the Oxford Literary Festival20160403

Do leaders shape their people’s identity, or is it the other way around? And can it ever be said that we end up with the leaders we deserve?

Garry Kasparov, Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Ngaire Woods and Xu Xi talk to Jamie Coomarasamy.

(Photo: Garry Kasparov Getty Images)

Leaders and People: Live at the Oxford Literary Festival20160403

Do leaders shape their people’s identity, or is it the other way around? And can it ever be said that we end up with the leaders we deserve?

Garry Kasparov, Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Ngaire Woods and Xu Xi talk to Jamie Coomarasamy.

(Photo: Garry Kasparov Getty Images)

Live at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival20180318

Interview with dancer Carlos Acosta, authors Ian McEwan and Tara Westover, and Min Kym

Dancer Carlos Acosta, authors Ian McEwan and Tara Westover, and violinist Min Kym

Live At The Ft Weekend Oxford Literary Festival20180318

Interview with dancer Carlos Acosta, authors Ian McEwan and Tara Westover, and Min Kym

Dancer Carlos Acosta, authors Ian McEwan and Tara Westover, and violinist Min Kym

On Sunday 3rd April the BBC World Service will be broadcasting live from the Oxford Literary Festival, between 14:00 and 16:00 BST. As part of the Identity season, presenters Anu Anand, Jamie Coomarasamy and Jo Fidgen will look at ideas of identity being discussed at the Festival, with international authors and thinkers, performers and festival go-ers.

Do leaders shape their people’s identity, or is it the other way around? And can it ever be said that we end up with the leaders we deserve?

Live At The Oxford Literary Festival20170326

BBC World Service radio will broadcast live from the grounds of Worcester College at the Oxford Literary Festival. As part of the BBC’s Life Stories season, presenters Anu Anand, John Simpson and Sahar Zand explore questions about the natural world and our own human nature with international authors and thinkers, performers and festival audiences.

Highlights include:

- Is human nature fixed – or is it ever changing? John Simpson will discuss with geneticist Adam Rutherford, psychoanalyst Coline Covington and philosopher Luciano Floridi.

- World renowned Nigerian novelist and poet Ben Okri in conversation with John Simpson.

- Anu Anand will be looking at how our environment shapes our natures with shepherdess Amanda Owen, Mexican poet Alberto Alvaro Ross and American urban planner Jonathan Rose.

- Global environmental expert Achim Steiner and writer and Provost of Worcester College Jonathan Bate will be discussing how we shape our environments – for better or worse.

- Sahar Zand will be exploring issues of loneliness, sociability and freedom for children to play in our public spaces with George Monbiot and Scottish folk singer Ewan McLennan.

- And Syrian musician Maya Youssef will be performing the kanun – and talking about her work with Syrian child refugees.

(Photo: Nigerian poet and novelist Ben Okri. Credit: Getty Images)

Live At The Oxford Literary Festival20170326

BBC World Service radio will broadcast live from the grounds of Worcester College at the Oxford Literary Festival. As part of the BBC’s Life Stories season, presenters Anu Anand, John Simpson and Sahar Zand explore questions about the natural world and our own human nature with international authors and thinkers, performers and festival audiences.

Highlights include:

- Is human nature fixed – or is it ever changing? John Simpson will discuss with geneticist Adam Rutherford, psychoanalyst Coline Covington and philosopher Luciano Floridi.

- World renowned Nigerian novelist and poet Ben Okri in conversation with John Simpson.

- Anu Anand will be looking at how our environment shapes our natures with shepherdess Amanda Owen, Mexican poet Alberto Alvaro Ross and American urban planner Jonathan Rose.

- Global environmental expert Achim Steiner and writer and Provost of Worcester College Jonathan Bate will be discussing how we shape our environments – for better or worse.

- Sahar Zand will be exploring issues of loneliness, sociability and freedom for children to play in our public spaces with George Monbiot and Scottish folk singer Ewan McLennan.

- And Syrian musician Maya Youssef will be performing the kanun – and talking about her work with Syrian child refugees.

(Photo: Nigerian poet and novelist Ben Okri. Credit: Getty Images)

Live At The Oxford Literary Festival20170326

Ideas of human nature and the environment at the Oxford Literary Festival.

Dancer Carlos Acosta, authors Ian McEwan and Tara Westover, and violinist Min Kym

BBC World Service radio will broadcast live from the grounds of Worcester College at the Oxford Literary Festival. As part of the BBC’s Life Stories season, presenters Anu Anand, John Simpson and Sahar Zand explore questions about the natural world and our own human nature with international authors and thinkers, performers and festival audiences.

Highlights include:

- Is human nature fixed – or is it ever changing? John Simpson will discuss with geneticist Adam Rutherford, psychoanalyst Coline Covington and philosopher Luciano Floridi.

- World renowned Nigerian novelist and poet Ben Okri in conversation with John Simpson.

- Anu Anand will be looking at how our environment shapes our natures with shepherdess Amanda Owen, Mexican poet Alberto Alvaro Ross and American urban planner Jonathan Rose.

- Global environmental expert Achim Steiner and writer and Provost of Worcester College Jonathan Bate will be discussing how we shape our environments – for better or worse.

- Sahar Zand will be exploring issues of loneliness, sociability and freedom for children to play in our public spaces with George Monbiot and Scottish folk singer Ewan McLennan.

- And Syrian musician Maya Youssef will be performing the kanun – and talking about her work with Syrian child refugees.

(Photo: Nigerian poet and novelist Ben Okri. Credit: Getty Images)

The Oxford Literary Festival Highlights20160404

Ian McKellen, Garry Kasparov, Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Ngaire Woods and Xu Xi talk identity.

Dancer Carlos Acosta, authors Ian McEwan and Tara Westover, and violinist Min Kym

Ian McKellen, Garry Kasparov, Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Ngaire Woods and Xu Xi talk identity. Do leaders shape their people’s identity, or is it the other way around? Can it ever be said that we end up with the leaders we deserve? And what are the influences and memories that define us?

Also, a discussion on food, spirituality and female African American identity. US writers Dr Jessica Harris and Dr Jewell Parker Rhodes reveal to Jo Fidgen what their grandmothers passed on to them, from culinary wisdom to a little old-fashioned magic. Have those relationships shaped their own identities and right now, is what it means to be an African American woman changing?

(Image: Ian McKellen Credit: BBC)

The Oxford Literary Festival Highlights20160405

The Oxford Literary Festival Highlights20160405

Ian McKellen, Garry Kasparov, Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Ngaire Woods and Xu Xi talk identity.

The Oxford Literary Festival Highlights20160405

Ian McKellen, Garry Kasparov, Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Ngaire Woods and Xu Xi talk identity. Do leaders shape their people’s identity, or is it the other way around? Can it ever be said that we end up with the leaders we deserve? And what are the influences and memories that define us?

Also, a discussion on food, spirituality and female African American identity. US writers Dr Jessica Harris and Dr Jewell Parker Rhodes reveal to Jo Fidgen what their grandmothers passed on to them, from culinary wisdom to a little old-fashioned magic. Have those relationships shaped their own identities and right now, is what it means to be an African American woman changing?

(Image: Ian McKellen Credit: BBC)

The Oxford Literary Festival Highlights20160405

Ian McKellen, Garry Kasparov, Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Ngaire Woods and Xu Xi talk identity. Do leaders shape their people’s identity, or is it the other way around? Can it ever be said that we end up with the leaders we deserve? And what are the influences and memories that define us?

Also, a discussion on food, spirituality and female African American identity. US writers Dr Jessica Harris and Dr Jewell Parker Rhodes reveal to Jo Fidgen what their grandmothers passed on to them, from culinary wisdom to a little old-fashioned magic. Have those relationships shaped their own identities and right now, is what it means to be an African American woman changing?

(Image: Ian McKellen Credit: BBC)

Ian McKellen, Garry Kasparov, Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Ngaire Woods and Xu Xi talk identity.