The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, OCLW

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The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, OCLW is a research centre based at Wolfson College at the University of Oxford, designed to support those who write auto/biography and those who undertake research on different forms of life narratives.

OCLW was formally established in October 2010, with funding from the Dorset Foundation. Since its creation, it has built up a busy schedule of events (including talks and lectures, ‘in conversations’, seminars, workshops, conferences and symposia, and concerts. We hope that you can join us for one of our many events.


Director of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing: Professor Elleke Boehmer.

Associate Director and Weinrebe Research Fellow in Life-Writing: Dr Kate Kennedy.

Advisory Director: Professor Dame Hermione Lee. 

OCLW Fellow: Dr Katherine Collins

Further information on the OCLW


Dr Kate Kennedy

Past Events