HIGHLIGHTS – Life and Death at Offbeat Festival

We hope you enjoy this highlights video of "Life and Death at the Offbeat Festival", a night of extracurricular entertainment with four Oxford University researchers who as explore life’s big questions though drama, comedy and live music!

JC Niala takes audiences on an edible immersive theatre experience that highlights the parallels between gardens and the human experience; Deborah Cameron and William Watson each deliver stand-up routines about their lives as English Professors and medical doctors; and Paul Lodge performs a selection of songs from his philosophical poetry project Cantat Ergo Sumus with the help of local heroes Flights of Helios.

Cantat Ergo Sumus is an ongoing project that combines Paul’s interests in philosophy and music. It comprises original settings of philosophical poems. His show features performances of Zarathustra’s Roundelay by Friedrich Nietzsche, New Angel (based on Walter Benjamin's description of Paul Klee's painting Angelus Novus), and Brahma by Ralph Waldo Emerson.