In these lock-down days, doing puzzles is one way of keeping the grey cells active. For ten years, I had the privilege of sending amazing people from Town, Gown and County to my mythical island of Oxtopia. Among them were
Oxtopia is FULL! Read the Castaway Blog Here. Qu Leilei , Roger Bannister, Dwina Gibb, Peggy Seeger & and sad news about Bill Heine
HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN IN 2007 ? (Scroll down to find SOME of the 120 inspirational life stories I had the privilege to record. See who interests you & click on the PDF ) I am a fan of
What a taste of nostalgia - a nostalgic ride! Tony Morris is part of the Oxford Indie Book Fair and he wrote to me about his web site morrisoxford.co.uk. I replied that I ridden in a fabulous Morris Oxford with
Peter Hennessee says we will enter an AC world –ie AFTER CORONA VIRUS .What will that AC world look like? Can we sustain the arts that connect us? Will freelance artists, actors, musicians , journalists and performance poets survive ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brqJicOmT4w This video is of Nancy Hunt with whom I am writing my third novel set in London and Kenya. Writing in collaboration is a new and wonderful experience.Its normal in screen writing but rare in fiction In Sculpting the
Writing the Oxford Castaways series for 10 years I had the privilege of interviewing 120 incredible people and often becoming friends with them afterwards.( I should have said 119 – because I was the final castaway interviewed by Philip Hind)
Click here to read the feature.Dwina Gibb This pic was taken at the launch of Oxford Castaways 3 . These are some of the castaways. They include Roger Bannister-the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes.
Just listened to my friend Ray Foulk on the Today Programme describing how he stole Dylan from Woodstock . It is the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival but the most famous and elusive artist of the time was not
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00075hn What a brilliant interview! As a humble freelance writer I was privileged that Chris (Lord) Patten of Barnes and Chancellor of Oxford University agreed to be interviewed by me. His castaway story is in Oxford Castaways 2. There is
I spent a delightful Saturday revisiting Chiang Yee -the charming artist who was ‘The Silent Traveller in Oxford etc. I first encountered his books when I ran the Jam Factory (1987-1998) and I loved them. After a symposium at the