Saturday, 27 July 2013


The 20th Annual
Mystery & Crime Weekend
St Hilda’s College, Oxford
16th-18th August 2013

Jill Paton Walsh is the Conference Guest of Honour and
Natasha Cooper will be chairing the conference

Friday 16th August

6.45pm                        Reception

7.30pm                       The Conference Dinner
                                      Bernard Knight: A pathologist’s view of his fictional colleagues

Saturday 17th August

8.00 - 9.00am           Breakfast

9.10am                        Welcome: Kate Charles

9.20 – 10.50am       Tom Harper
                                      Darkness and Light: Crime, Philosophy and the Search for Truth                                               Penelope Evans
                                      Let the Right One in: Staking a claim for the undead

10.50 - 11.20am      Coffee Break

11.20 - 12.50pm      PD James
                                    Goodbye to Mayhem Parva                                      
                                    Frances Fyfield
                                    Comparative Values

Saturday 17th August  (Continued)

12.50 - 1.50pm          Lunch

2.00 - 3.30pm            Martin Edwards
                                      Back to the Future: Reimagining the Golden Age
                                      Peter Robinson
                                      A Foreign Country: Crime Fiction and the Recent Past

3.30 – 4.00pm            Tea Break

4.10 - 5.40pm             Andrew Taylor
                                      Grandpa Noir: the crime fiction of CS Forester
                                      Val McDermid
                                      Haggis and Haruspications

5.45 – 6.30pm            Signing Session for all the Authors

7.15 for 7.45pm       Dinner
                                   Speaker: Priscilla Masters

Sunday 18th August

8.30 - 9.30am               Breakfast

9.15 - 11.15am             Free Time: Punting; Church; Bookstore; Walks; Relax!)

11.20 - 11.50am           Coffee

11. 50 - 12.50pm        Conference Lecture by our Guest of Honour: Jill Paton Walsh
                                      From Daniel to Dr Who via Aristotle

1.00 - 2.10pm             Lunch

2.15 – 3.45pm         Is there a Future for Crime Fiction?
                                      Ayo Onatade, Panel Moderator
                                      Richard Reynolds, Bookseller
                                      Broo Doherty, Agent
                                      Ruth Tross, Editor

3.45pm                         Closing Remarks

4.00pm                         Tea

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