The Readers' Voice 2010

A Second Convention for Readers and Reading Groups

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The Readers' Voice 2010
On line Discussion

Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë

following the Convention
A free downloadable e-Book is available here 

Articles from

Readers' Voice
Convention 2009

can be found here.

The Readers' Voice

Authors read by
Books on the Broad
Reading Group: 

Chinua Achebe
Kingsley Amis
Martin Amis
Paul Auster
Pat Barker
Julian Barnes
Saul Bellow
Peter Carey
Lewis Carroll
Angela Carter
Joseph Conrad
Anita Desai
Kiran Desai
Charles Dickens
JP Donleavy
Ralph Ellison
F Scott Fitzgerald
E M Forster
Elizabeth Grant
Graham Greene
Kate Grenville
Mohsin Hamid
Ernest Hemingway
Alan Hollinghurst
Khaled Hosseini
Kazuo Ishiguro
Franz Kafka
Yasmina Khadra
Barbara Kingsolver
Matthew Kneale
Hanif Kureishi
DH Lawrence
Harper Lee
Stanislaw Lem
Doris Lessing
Marina Lewycka
Amin Malouf
Hilary Mantel
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Carson McCullers
Ian McEwan
John McGahern
Andrew Miller
David Mitchell
Vladimir Nabokov
Irène Némirovsky
Jeff Noon
Ben Okri
Orhan Pamuk
Iain Pears
Annie Proulx
Philip Pullman
Ian Rankin
Philip Reeve
Philip Roth
Salman Rushdie
Jean-Paul Sartre
Gillian Slovo
Wesley Stace
John Steinbeck
Kurt Vonnegut
Paul Waters
Evelyn Waugh
Jeanette Winterson
Virginia Wolf
Richard Yates
Marguerite Yourcenar

For details go to the group's website 
 where our newsletters can be downloaded


Jesus College is located in the heart of Oxford's city centre. The entrance to the College is on Turl Street (off Broad Street, Cornmarket Street or the High Street), as shown on the Maps (two pages).

By air

Oxford is linked with both London Heathrow and Gatwick airports by The Airline coach service which operates a direct, regular service, day and night, seven days a week. To get to Oxford from London Stansted airport, use the National Express 757 coach, which runs every two hours.

If you get off the coach in Oxford at the stop on the High Street (called Queen's Lane), Jesus College is a five-minute walk away. If you get off at the city centre coach station (called Gloucester Green), there is a taxi rank nearby or you can walk to College in 7-10 minutes. A few taxi firms also offer bookable airport transfers, including Oxicars (01865 875900) and CCB cars (01865 876699).

By train

A direct train service operates between Oxford and London Paddington and runs about every 30 minutes. To reach Oxford from Birmingham New Street you will need to go via Banbury or Coventry. Other services to Oxford from different areas of the country are available via Reading, Birmingham New Street or Didcot. For further information, visit UK Railways on the Net. From Oxford train station, you can take a taxi to College from the taxi rank outside the station, catch a bus into the city centre, or enjoy a 15-minute walk.

By coach

The Oxford Tube (01865 772250) and Oxford Express (01865 785410) provide a very frequent, direct service between London and Oxford. They run 24 hours a day, seven days a week and pick-up and drop off places in London include Victoria Coach Station, Grosvenor Gardens and Marble Arch, among others. Once in Oxford, the best stop for Jesus is the High Street (called Queen's Lane), and Jesus College is a five-minute walk away. If you get off at the city centre coach station (called Gloucester Green), there is a taxi rank nearby or you can walk to College in 7-10 minutes.

By car

Oxford is connected to London, the M25 and the Midlands by the M40 motorway, with Junctions 8 and 9 linking directly to the city. The Oxford ring road provides direct access to and from the south and west via the A34.

Parking in the city centre is extremely limited and very expensive, so we recommend using the Park & Ride service. Frequent bus services link five Park & Ride car parks located just within the ring road. They are: Pear Tree (no. 300) and Water Eaton (no. 500) (north); Seacourt (no. 400) (west); Redbridge (no. 300) (south); and Thornhill (no. 400) (east). Contact Oxford Bus Company (01865 785400) or see Park & Ride for timetables and prices. Please note that there is no parking available at Jesus College. If you do want to drive into Oxford, the most convenient multi-storey is in the Westgate Centre; access is from Thames Street.