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Yule Fest 2019 - Mark Dredge ' A Brief History of Lager'

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Blackwell's Oxford Broad Street's annual festive celebration weekend, full of free author event talks.

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To launch the start of the festive season, Blackwell's is delighted to announce our annual Yule Fest event, featuring a line-up of superb authors who will be joining us across the weekend on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December. Our guest speakers will be introducing their books throughout the day in free 45 minute talks, followed by a signing after offering the opportunity to purchase a special signed book. Booksellers will be spreading the festive cheer with complimentary mince pies alongside offering support to help you find the perfect Christmas present.

For the full weekend programme, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

3 pm - Mark Dredge 'A Brief History of Lager'

Join us as we welcome Mark Dredge who will be exploring the history of Lager, whilst handing out complimentary lager to sample!

In this fascinating book, beer expert Mark Dredge dives into the history of lager, from how it was first brewed to what role was played by German monks and kings in the creation of the drink we know so well today. From the importance of 500-year-old purity laws to a scrupulously researched exploration of modern beer gardens (it’s a hard life), Mark has delved deep into the story of the world’s favourite beer.

From 16th Century Bavaria to the recent popularity of specialist craft lagers, 'A Brief History of Lager' is an engaging and informative exploration of a classic drink.

Mark Dredge is a beer, food and travel writer and a beer expert. He is the author of He has written numerous articles on the topic, and has appeared on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch to share his knowledge. He has won many awards for his work, including the British Guild of Beer Writers’ Beer and Food Writer of the Year Award in 2016, 2014, 2013 and 2011.

Mark Dredge is a beer, food and travel writer. He is the author of six beer themed books, have written many articles for different publications around the world and is the beer expert on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch. Mark has worked with numerous breweries and food and drink companies, like Camden Town Brewery, Pilsner Urquell and Byron Hamburgers, on projects as varied as beer education, staff training, menu development, copywriting, content creation, category consultancy, engaging talks, and more. He has judged some of the world's top competitions, including the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival. Mark has won many awards for his work, including the British Guild of Beer Writers’ Beer and Food Writer of the Year Award in 2016, 2014, 2013 and 2011.

This event is free to register. Please note, the talks may be taking place in our Philosophy Department which is only accessible via a small set of stairs. Seats are allocated on a first come first seated basis, to ensure you have a seat please arrive early, standing room only will be available once all seats have been taken. For all enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or call our Customer Service Department on 01865 333623.

Yule Fest Weekend 2019

Saturday 7th December

  • 11am – Stephen Law

Sunday 8th December

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