University of Oxford on Screen.
Back in the Spring we brought you the Stay At Home Edits and our two most popular editions were the Oxford ones. This Winter as we spend a lot more time at home we thought we’d pull together some things to watch on TV that are linked to Oxford and some product suggestions to go along with them.
His Dark Materials is a fantasy drama television series based on the novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman. Currently available to watch on a Sunday evening at 8.10pm on BBC One. His Dark Materials is set in a multi-world reality, with the action moving from one world to
An Education available on Amazon Prime Video, follows Jenny is
a teenager whose life changes when she meets David, a man twice her age. He pursues her romantically, but she is in for a rude shock when she discovers that David isn't what he seems to be.
Jenny’s goal has always been to attend the University of Oxford, the city and its colleges feature in the film. Jenny a well read and studious young lady would have certainly loved our new official University of Oxford Solid Silver Bookmark
Iris featuring Dame Judy Dench and Kate Winslet is a true story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease. Her first novel Under the Net
was published in 1954 and was an immediate success. Over the following 40 years she won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Whitbread Literary Award and in 1978 the Booker McConnell Prize. ( available to watch on Amazon Prime for a fee) Iris Murdoch read Greats at Somerville College at the University of Oxford, she would surely have loved to wear one of our Somerville Lapel Pin
Tolkien featuring Nicholas Holt and Lilly Collins is based on the early life of English professor J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as well as notable academic works. A famed University of Oxford student, Tolkien attended the Exeter College and formed a group of writers called The Inklings, that also included famed author CS Lewis. (Available to watch on Amazon Prime for a fee).
Our new official University of Oxford Pen Set would be an ideal gift for a budding author or academic at the university, not forgetting the Exeter College accessories.