28 09, 2021

Sir Roger Bannister a great Scientist, a great sportsman and a great human being

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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

5 04, 2021

Oxford the Hollywood of Stories and how hard it is to talk about me.

By |April 5th, 2021|Categories: Biography, History, Kennington, Novels and short stories, Oxford, Oxford Castaways, The Oxford Times|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

When she interviewed me for her podcast, Yang May and I discovered a common passion for libraries and storytelling.  I hope my stories are global but they arise from the web of connections to all continents that you find in

2 04, 2021

The joy of learning from each other; my reflections on multi-culturalism

By |April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Ashoka, Biography, Buddhism, History, India, Mixed relationships, Novels and short stories, Oxford|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Reflections on Multi Culturalism In the Madras Courier Anurag Mishra and Paras Ratna posed the question,  ‘To what extent can a society accommodate multiculturalism?’ As someone who risked my own future and that of my future children by marrying someone

20 02, 2021

The importance of not stereotyping. Everyone is unique and has a unique story to tell.

By |February 20th, 2021|Categories: Biography, Lost History, Mixed relationships, Novels and short stories|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Andi Osho on Saturday Live (Dec 20 ) talked about how people of colour are often stereotyped not necessarily in a bad way but with little room for individuality.  I’m writing my memoir and I recalled this incident from 1980

4 07, 2020

Around the World by Land Sea and Air – and the poetry of Black Lives Matter – in our free magazine which supports small publishers.

By |July 4th, 2020|Categories: Biography, History, Novels and short stories, Oxford Castaways|0 Comments

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?

12 06, 2020

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 .

By |June 12th, 2020|Categories: Biography, The Oxford Times|0 Comments

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