21 11, 2019

India in England

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The UK is fabulously well endowed with Indian and India inspired art . I reviewed many exhibitions including Dancing with the Gods at the RA http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/1146405.Dancing_with_gods/ and  Visions of Mughal India at the Ashmolean. https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/9535251.passage-india/ The latter was the collection

29 07, 2019

Grayson Perry : The Hogarth of 2017 who says aloud what women only whisper.

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Art|0 Comments

Grayson Perry: the Hogarth of 2017? I LOVE Grayson Perry. My first sight of his work was at the Turner Prize in 2003. From a distance his pots were exquisite high glazed and somewhat feminine. Up close there was something

12 02, 2019

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 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

10 09, 2017

Nostalgia for Empire !

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Because of the rise in empire nostalgia, knowing the truth about the brutality of empire is important. Our schools don’t teach empire and most Brits know little and what they do know is coloured by ideas of benevolent patriarchy.  In

1 09, 2017

Let’s stop labelling people!

By |September 1st, 2017|Categories: History|0 Comments

India's lost emperor Ashoka set about governing India by moral force alone!  He renounced violence including the death penalty and this was Before Christ !  Ashoka turned Buddhism from a minor sect into a world religion but  his name was cleansed

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