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2019 St Hilda's College Crime Fiction Weekend

18:45 to 15:00
Crime Fiction Weekend

Gamechangers: writers who have transformed the genre 

Ours is a weekend with a difference. Launched in 1994, it offers the audience the unique experience of hearing their favourite authors exploring a theme. This develops into a weekend-long dialogue between speakers and audience that often leads to surprising results. 

All this plus riverside drinks receptions, the PD James Conference Dinner with a specially written celebrity "whodunnit" featuring a cast of your favourite authors, a massive Blackwells shop open on site every day, author signing sessions, some prizes and a brimming goodie bag.

Beginning on Friday evening with a dinner and drinks reception, the conference will feature a weekend of talks, discussions and author signings, finishing up with a traditional farewell lunch on Sunday. 

Our speakers and their subjects include: 

Lin Anderson (Forensic science)
Graeme Macrae Burnet (Georges Simenon)
Prof Niamh Nic Daeid (Forensics expert)
Will Dean (Scandi Noir)
Mary Paulson-Ellis (Kate Atkinson)
Nicci French (suspense thrillers)
Mick Herron (Reginald Hill)
Sarah Hilary (Patricia Highsmith)
Val McDermid (After Dinner Speaker)
Andrew Taylor (Josephine Tey)
Nicholas Utechin (Sherlock Holmes)

With Chair,  Natasha Cooper, and Guest of Honour, Denise Mina.

For further details of the programme please click on the green link on the right side of the page.

The PD James Conference Dinner is held on Saturday night – proceeds go to the PD James Fund which supports the work of the English School and students at St Hilda’s College, kindly endowed by Honorary Fellow P. D. James

When booking, the opportunity is available to make an additional voluntary donation to the P.D. James Memorial Fund.

Booking deadline: Monday 5 August

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Please note we are unable to issue refunds after the booking deadline (Monday 5 August) has passed. To register for the mailing list and receive more information, please email Triona Adams

For information on requesting accommodation in College, please visit our Alumnae Accommodation page. Rooms are limited, so early booking is recommended. 

We regret that parking in College is currently limited to Blue Badge holders only.