28 02, 2018

Oxtopia is FULL! Read the Castaway Blog Here. Qu Leilei , Roger Bannister, Dwina Gibb, Peggy Seeger & and sad news about Bill Heine

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HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN IN 2007 ? (Scroll down to find life stories which interest you & click on the PDF ) I am a fan of Desert Island Discs . It inspired me to invent Oxtopia and  to dispatch

22 08, 2017

In memory of Brian Aldiss

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The death was announced of Brian Aldiss in this way ‘Author of British Science Fiction classics Non-stop, Hothouse and Greybeard, Aldiss’s writing spanned genres and generations, bridging the gap between classic ‘science fiction’ and contemporary literature with his Helliconia Trilogy…’ When I sent him to

23 03, 2016

Rebecca Allison (Martin) and her musical partnership with pianist and composer Nia Williams

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I am still in shock at the news that Rebecca Alison (nee Martin) died yesterday at a tragically young age. I was privileged to interview her and Nia Williams for Oxfordshire Limited Edition. I sent them to Oxtopia as Mezzopiano.

4 02, 2016

Exclusive Chinese New Year feature : Qu Leilei one of the founders of the Stars Art Movement which changed Chinese art forever!

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A coup for Chinese New Year! Exclusive interview for Oxfordshire Limited Edition with one of the founders of the Stars Art movement the courageous Qu Leilei. Ai Weiwei, Ma Desheng, Wang Keping and Li Shuang are among his fellow Stars.

2 01, 2016

News from Oxtopia: Eminent entomologist names rare butterfly ‘Sylvia Vetta’, a message from Brian Aldiss and an inspirational project led by Charlotte Bannister Parker.

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As well as inviting local castaways to the launch of Brushstrokes in Time on February 2 at Blackwell’s in Oxford @ 6.45pm  (free but booking preferable.)  I inquired about  life on Oxtopia. This was TV naturalist  Dr George McGavin’ssurprising reply. “I

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