We are very pleased to announce Christina Oakley-Harrington, Treadwell’s founder and presiding spirit, as our keynote speaker. Christina was voraciously interested in spirituality and magic since childhood, and grew up in West Africa, Burma, and Chile, only moving to the West at the age of fifteen. In her early twenties she was heartened to discover Europe’s own native religious traditions, and has been a pagan ever since.
A former academic with a doctorate in Mediaeval History, she left university life in 2001 to establish Treadwell's Bookshop as one of the UK’s premier esoteric bookshops, now based in Bloomsbury London W1 with an international reputation. Christina is a respected author, consultant and authority on paganism and witchcraft: her media appearances have included Channel Four TV, BBCTV, BBC Radio and BBC World Service.