Why are there , to my knowledge, few statues in the UK to truly good people like Sir Roger Bannister but plenty to men who exploited their fellow human beings or made their mark using legal violence in war? My
The Shark House is one of Oxford's favourite landmarks . Its mostly associated with the late Bill Heine and the artist who made it is often forgotten. John Buckley is not as celebrated as he should be . Bill
African soldiers in WW2and how they were thanked - please read this. I was delighted that The Today Programme had a Ghanaian tell the story of the war in Burma. on this anniversary of # VJ Day Not many people
Around the World by Land Sea and Air – and the poetry of Black Lives Matter – in our free magazine which supports small publishers.
https://www.oxfordindiebookfair.co.uk/oxford-indie-book-fair-magazine/oibf-magazine-issue-2-july-2020/ This free magazine supports small publishing companies. We are pleased with its variety. My brother Michael Harry has just published Around The World by Land Sea and Air. ( Oxfordfolio) DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS DONE THAT?
Oxford’s own Romeo and Juliet: young people want a world where what they look like doesn’t determine or put obstacles in the way of their future .
https://vimeo.com/123886243 The young people of every colour demonstrating at Black Lives Matter protests made me realise how relevant were our workshops for the Shakespeare in Oxford project. The context - Romeo and Juliet re- imagined in East Oxford . Polly
Why Ramma is a role model. Among the audience at McGill for my talk on mixed relationships was a distinguished Professor of Computing. For Kerelan born Prakash Panagaden 60th birthday his research community held a three-day symposium, called Prakash Fest,
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)
Buckminster Fuller –a thinker whose time has come Last night I chatted with my friend Ray Foulk - he who stole Dylan from Woodstock. His hero is the American thinker Richard Buckminster Fuller 1889-1983. This inspirational man was telling
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.
Relevant ‘Start the Week’ on BBC Radio4 this morning . In a time of invented facts fiction can tell the truth. I understand completely where Miranda Doyle is coming from ‘fictionalising’ her memoir. I have been on a similar journey.