Welcome to Wessex Society

Welcome to Wessex Society, the cultural society for the land of Thomas Hardy, King Alfred, Broadchurch, Hot Fuzz and The Wurzels. Here you can buy merchandise, learn about the region, and read our blog.

Wessex Chronicle (Blog)

Wessex In Fiction: The Oxford Murders

The Oxford Murders is the English-language title of the 2003 novel Crimenes Imperceptibiles (literally Imperceptible Crimes) by the Argentinian novelist and mathematician Guillermo Martinez. It was subsequently adapted into a 2007 film starring John Hurt, Leonor Watling and Elijah Wood. It tells of a series of murders at Oxford University that use mathematical symbols as …

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The Society holds events on the closest Saturday to Barnes Night (22nd February), St Ealdhelm’s Day (25th May) and King Alfred Day (26th October).See the blog for details of forthcoming events.