Jeanette Winterson is our current Visiting Professor of Creative Media. Her next talk will take place on 4 May at 5.30pm in the Gulbenkian Theatre, St Cross Building, Oxford. The title of the talk will be confirmed closer to the date.
Jeanette Winterson CBE is a British writer. Her first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published in 1985, when she was 24. She later scripted it into a BBC Bafta winning drama. Twenty-seven years she returned to that material in her 2011 memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? She has written more than 20 books of fiction and non-fiction, including a collaboration with the sculptor Antony Gormley: LAND. Her latest book is a collection of essays on AI: 12 Bytes at AI – How we got here and where we might go next. Her work is published in 27 countries.
The Visiting Professorship of Creative Media was established in 1996, as part of a generous benefaction from Rupert Murdoch. It is an annual appointment and the Professor will give a series of lectures during the academic year.