Oxford Reads Kafka

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Oxford Reads Kafka

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 Monday 3 June 2024

 6 – 7.30pm

  At the Sheldonian Theatre

  Booking required

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About the event

To mark the 100-year anniversary of Franz Kafka’s death, join us at the Sheldonian Theatre on Monday 3 June for a collective public reading of Metamorphosis.

Featuring readings from literary figures, civic leaders and University academics and students, come and reflect on the themes of Metamorphosis and celebrate the power of Kafka’s voice today.

Readers include:

  • Professor Irene Tracey, Vice-Chancellor, Oxford University
  • Lemn Sissay, author and broadcaster
  • Ben Okri, author
  • Lisa Appignanesi, author
  • Professor Helen McShane, Professor of Vaccinology, Oxford University
  • Danial Hussain, President of Oxford Student Union
  • Marie Chatardová, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the UK
  • Miguel Berger, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UK

The full programme will be announced nearer the event.

  Tickets and booking information

This event takes place in person at the Sheldonian Theatre. Once you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.

  • Students: £5
  • Concessions (University staff): £7.50
  • General public: £10

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We have a limited number of discounted tickets available for Oxford alumni to book. Further information and booking are available on the alumni website.

Friends of the Bodleian
We have a limited number of discounted tickets available for Friends to book. Please email fob@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for more information.


Sheldonian Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG.

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 Wheelchair access

The Sheldonian Theatre is wheelchair accessible.

Oxford Kafka 2024

This event is part of a programme of University-wide events and activities will celebrate the literary works and enduring global legacy of Franz Kafka. 

Find more about Oxford Kafka 2024.

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