Monthly Archives: August 2015

Alice goes Brasenose!

I was very excited to see my work on this year’s Alice sesquicentenary celebrations featured on my college’s website. The college has been substantial in in facilitating a crucial part of ‘Alice’s Day‘ – the re-enactment of Alice’s Dream in the opening chapter of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This was performed with giant puppets of the Alice and the White Rabbit by the Spanish company Teatre Nu – give it a read here!

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Giant Alice on Oxford’s Radcliffe Square in front of Brasenose College on Alice’s Day. Follow Alice celebrations around the world using the hashtag #alice150 

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A Mad Tea-Party!

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland the Public Domain Review & Medium came up with the fantastic idea to release a digital “Annotated Alice” – each of the 12 chapters annotated by a different Lewis Carroll scholar, with funky illustrations. So far, this has resulted in a wonderfully illuminating, kaleidoscopic journey into the cultural history & impact of Carroll’s most famous novel, which has reached 12,000 views so far, nearly 5,000 reads, as well as retweets from The British Council, The University of Oxford Humanities Division & Bodleian Library, Brainpickings and many other fantastic organisations.

I am particularly pleased that I was able to share some of the links between literature and science in “my” chapter, the “Mad Tea-Party” (you will hopefully be able to read more of this soon in article form!). For now – enjoy the free online text, share, and spread the word!

A Mad Tea-Party

John Tenniel, “A Mad Tea-Party” from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

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