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Oscar Wilde
August 2, 2021 / Video

Getting Started with Oscar Wilde (Video)

In this short clip, Don Mead, chairman of the Oscar Wilde Society, gives good guidance on how to start exploring...
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July 28, 2021 / News, Video

Don Mead on Maggi Hambling’s Oscar Wilde

Don Mead, chairman of the Oscar Wilde Society, discusses Maggi Hambling's sculpture of Oscar Wilde in this new video, produced by Morley College.
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Ian Battersby
July 25, 2021

Ian Battersby reads “Magdalen Walks”

Ian Battersby gave an excellent reading of Oscar Wilde's poem "Magdalen Walks" to kick off the annual society luncheon at...
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Books for sale from the Oscar Wilde Society
July 7, 2021 / Collectibles, News

Books for Sale in Aid of the Oscar Wilde Society

These books on Oscar Wilde and related topics were donated by members and are available for sale from the Oscar Wilde Society.
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The cast of The Importance of Being Earnest
June 27, 2021 / News

A New Version of ‘The Importance’ Streams in July

A new twist on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is streaming in July. This performance, directed by Adam...
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Castle Craig Players
April 6, 2021

Streaming Version of The Importance of Being Earnest

Castle Craig is streaming a fully staged digital production of The Importance of Being Earnest on Friday, April 23, at...
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Banksy image
March 5, 2021 / News

Banksy on Reading Gaol Wall!

On Monday 4th of March, Banksy has uploaded a video of him creating the work to his verified social media page on Instagram - seemingly signalling the Reading mural to be his own work. The new artwork depicts a prisoner escaping from the gaol using a rope of bed sheets tied to a typewriter - prompting many to link the image to famous inmate Oscar Wilde. 
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Lady Wilde stamp
March 5, 2021 / Collectibles, Lady Wilde, News

Lady Wilde feature on a stamp to mark International Women’s Day

In advance of International Women’s Day, An Post has issued a stamp celebrating the 19th century Irish nationalist & feminist writer, Jane, Lady Wilde (1821-1896).
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