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
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
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
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
Today , BBC4 Saturday Live asked listeners to share their stories of leaps in the dark. It started with Ian Rankin describing how he and his wife gave up well paid jobs to renovate an old house in rural France
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