My first book was not Oxford Castaways or a novel or poetry book but Oxfordshire Rambles, which was published by The Oxford Times - 10 circular walks devised by the late Jack and Margaret Ibbott. Jack and Margaret introduced
On this day in history—May 6 1954—Oxford graduate Roger Bannister became the first person in the world to break the four-minute mile, at the Iffley Road Track. Watched by about 3,000 spectators, he smashed the mile in 3 minutes 59.4
No to culture wars, anti -woke and cancel culture. Yes to telling the WHOLE story. That way lies understanding and a sense of belonging.
Shakespeare and Donne created thousands of words between them - its a British trait that we can be proud of. Let's find new words for our time . This government’s war on woke includes opposing the ‘decolonisation’ of museums, history
Weimin says ‘I spent an hour and a half in the print room to study Raphael’s original drawing. I tried to draw the same size as the original and I presume Raphael might have spent no more than 1.5 hours
Gosh .. Claret Press has started to promote my memoir! https://www.claretpress.com/ Do you like the cover? Food_of_Love_Cover_ Writing the lives of the 118 Oxford castaways and the fictional memoir of artist Little Winter in Brushstrokes in Time made me start
While he was in Oxford, I was privileged to host the acclaimed Indian poet Sudeep Sen. He is in the UK to promote his latest anthology Anthropocene. It is endorsed by one of the world authors that I most admire-Amitav
A brilliant,compelling read. Shrenik Rao Editor of the Madras Courier Whether describing how students were ‘sent to the countryside’ or how, after Mao died, young artists hung their experimental work outside the national art gallery, Vetta is always
Remembering and Re- Thinking the Future. Bernardine Evaristo says her mother was an honorary black person
The death of George Floyd is an image of brutality that appears on an American turn table which keeps going around and around for centuries. We have no reason in this country to be complacent but there are significant differences.
https://www.sylviavetta.co.uk/2018/03/23/some-of-my-memories-of-a-great-human-being-roger-bannister/ Today a plaque will be unveiled in Westminster Abbey to Sir Roger Bannister –not among the sportsmen but among the scientists. I believe that would please him. When I cast him away on Oxtopia in 2011, he most wanted