It hasn’t quite sunk in that I’m going for four out of the nine days.
I will be soaking up the words of wisdom of people I have admired for many years, such as the legendary Ranulph Fiennes.
Much admired veteran journalists, Kate Adie, and Martin Bell.
I hope to meet new friends along the way too. Buddist monk, meditation trainer and author, Gelong Thubten, who I am delighted to hear is coming to the Opera House in Jersey with Ruby Wax in May. (And, yes, I’ve had my tickets booked for a while.)
David Barrie who will be looking at the mysteries of how animals find their way without the benefit of maps or instruments.
Neurologist Guy Leschziner too, who will be talking about The Nocturnal Brain: Tales of Nightmares and Neuroscience.
My excitement is twofold as I have never been into the heart of the wonderfully historic City of Oxford which, apart from being a renown University City, also has one of the fastest growing populations in the UK.
And the buildings! The Sheldonian Theatre where many of the events will be held… is nothing short of stunning.
I can’t wait!