Oxford Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Oxford? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Oxford with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Oxford and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Oxford, featuring the best of things to do in Oxford – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Oxford fundraisers and charity events.


Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

Loading Events

« All Events

Karolina Watroba ‘Metamorphoses’ with Tess Little

25 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

To mark 100 years since the death of Franz Kafka, Karolina Watroba will be joining us to discuss her new biography with Tess Little.

Metamorphoses

In 2024, exactly one hundred years after his death at the age of 40, readers all over the world will reach for the works of Franz Kafka. Many of them will want to learn more about the enigmatic man behind the classic books filled with mysterious courts and monstrous insects. Who, exactly, was Franz Kafka?

Karolina Watroba, the first Germanist ever elected as a Fellow of Oxford’s All Souls College, will tell Kafka’s story beyond the boundaries of language, time and space, travelling from the Prague of Kafka’s birth through the work of contemporary writers in East Asia, whose award-winning novels are in part homages to the great man himself.

Metamorphoses is a non-chronological journey through Kafka’s life, drawing together literary scholarship with the responses of his readers through time. It is a both an exploration of Kafka’s life and an exciting new way of approaching literary history.

Karolina Watroba

Karolina Watroba is a research fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford, where she works on modern literature and film across eight European languages and beyond, with a focus on German, English, and Polish. Karolina lives in Oxford, England.

Tess Little

Tess Little is a writer and historian, with research interests in twentieth-century Europe and the US. Her doctoral thesis examined the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s in transnational perspective through a case study of the links between the movements in the US, UK, and France. She surveyed archival material and conducted life history interviews with activists in all three countries to trace theory, protest tactics, and organisational ideas which spread across national borders.

Venue

Blackwell’s Bookshop
48-51 Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BQ United Kingdom

Organiser

Blackwell’s, Broad Street Oxford
View Organiser Website

Subscribe to What's On In Oxford Newsletter

* indicates required

Intuit Mailchimp

Submit your Event

If you have an event, that you would like to be featured on our Events Calendar, please visit our Submit your Event form.