28 09, 2021

Remembering and Re- Thinking the Future. Bernardine Evaristo says her mother was an honorary black person

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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.

28 09, 2021

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

By |September 28th, 2021|Categories: Biography, History, Oxford, Oxford Castaways, The Oxford Times|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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

27 07, 2021

Sculpting the Elephant: An Alternative Town and Gown Tour of Oxford

By |July 27th, 2021|Categories: Art, History, Novels and short stories, Oxford|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

 Shepherd.com is an easy to use well presented  new site . Ben Fox it's creator asked me to  make recommendations on this subject. https://shepherd.com/best-books/oxford-and-where-town-meets-gown Going with the theme .. here is Sculpting the Elephant: An Alternative Town and Gown Walking

5 04, 2021

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

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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