Alumna Alice Little becomes Wytham Woods Writer in Residence


St Cross alumna Dr Alice Little has been named the new Wytham Woods Writer in Residence, a post she will take up in Spring 2021.

Alice completed her DPhil in Music at St Cross in 2019 and was the College's Hélène La Rue Scholar. She is the Administrator for the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, and a Research Fellow at the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, responsible for the Anthony Baines project.

Alice is also an author of short fiction, having published 18 short stories, with a forthcoming short fiction anthology to be published by Holywell Press. She is the Director of Didcot Writers and is involved in various Oxfordshire writing initiatives, including workshops and competitions.

Wytham Woods is an ancient woodland owned by the University of Oxford. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest, it is one of the most researched pieces of woodland in the world, an 'open air laboratory' containing over 500 species of plants and 800 species of butterflies and moths. 

As Writer in Residence, Alice will write stories inspired by and about Wytham Woods, and will prepare and lead workshops and activities for visitors.

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