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

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 [...]

Sir Roger & Lady Moyra Bannister – Castaway

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Sir Roger and Lady Moyra Bannister – Castaway

Sylvia Vetta talks to Sir Roger Bannister on the eve of the 57th anniversary of his record-breaking run at [...]

Bradman’s famous duck.

This clue was set by Colin Dexter and used in The Silent World of Nicolas Quinn. To solve the mystery shouldn’t require the help of Colin’s insightful Inspector Morse. The answer is ‘Donald’. Donald Duck and Don [...]

Victor Glynn and an exciting opportunity for young people.

Castaway Victor Glynn’s  production ‘Foosball’ has sold to record audiences in South America and will be released in the UK just after the World Cup. It has just won the Goya prize in Spain for the best animated movie. Animated [...]

Local film maker: Philip Hind

Philip is a talented filmmaker who makes good films on a shoestring. He also created the popular website www.encyclopedia-titanica.org.

His castaway feature includes an interesting tale concerning a piece of coal.To read all about it click here.

This film of Philip’s [...]

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Bettany Hughes – Castaway

December 2009 Castaway: Bettany Hughes
Historian Writer, Broadcaster and opener of The New Ashmolean

The five year old Bettany Hughes was one of 1,694,117 people, who saw the golden mask, from the head of the mummy of King [...]

Mick Smith – Castaway

Mick Smith, the defence correspondent of the Sunday Times and author of many books on the intelligence services was my Castaway in the August 2010 edition of Limited Edition Magazine. Limited Edition comes free with the Oxford Times on [...]

Michael Wright: The Last Officer in the British Indian Army

Michael Wright: the last officer in the British Indian Army
The village of Kennington, where I live, is the only village in the country to have chosen to fundraise for an overseas project every year, since 1969. In the [...]

Colin Dexter – Castaway

Colin Dexter: October 2009 Castaway

When reviewing ‘My Ashmolean /My Museum‘, for the Oxford Times, I was struck by Theo Chalmers’ stern portrait of Colin Dexter. I mentioned it to Colin and he assured me that [...]

Shami Chakrabarti – Castaway

May Castaway 2009 : Shami Chakrabarti
Last year Oxford Brookes University appointed a new Vice Chancellor. Oxford Brookes is a young university so it is rather fitting that they chose the thirty nine year old Shami Chakrabarti. Shami is [...]