TRANSFORMING THE CECIL MOMENT INTO THE CECIL MOVEMENT — Oxford Today

Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) is working on initiatives to conserve the African lion as their numbers are dwindling to 20,000 – and falling…



ENGLISH IN THE EU: WHY IT MAY BE SIDELINED AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE — Oxford Today

When the British referendum result became clear, the left-wing MEP and French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon tweeted: ‘L’anglais ne peut plus être la troisième langue de travail du parlement européen’ [‘English cannot be the third working language of the European Parliament’]. So what effect will Brexit have on the place of the English language in […]

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WHAT IT FEELS LIKE…TO HAVE A STROKE — healthy

For the October issue of Healthy magazine, I interviewed an inspirational young stroke survivor.

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THE LITTLE TREASURE I KEPT… — Mother & Baby

For October’s issue, I spoke to readers about the special momentos they kept from their pregnancy or baby’s first few years.

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PARTY LIKE IT’S 1986! — Prima

Thirty years ago, the first issue of Prima appeared on the newsstands. It was a pre-digital world but, while some things have changed dramatically, a few highlights (ah, Madonna!) remain… This was such a fun feature to write!  

HOW TO SOLVE OXFORD’S BURGEONING HOUSING CRISIS? — Oxford Today

What is the solution to Oxford’s lack of affordable housing? The city is now the most unaffordable in Britain, with rents and house prices relative to earnings higher than London. Oxford Today asked a selection of the city’s inhabitants what they think needs to change…

THE FIRST DAY JITTERS: MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

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September’s column reassures those with children starting school that the jitters will pass…

CHARITY SHOPPING — Mollie Makes

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Who needs new? Find out how to access constantly changing, original materials and tools for bargain prices at secondhand stores…

OXFORD HERITAGE WALKS: FROM PARADISE STREET TO SHEEPWASH — Oxford Today

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When local historian Malcolm Graham suggested a tour starting in Paradise Street, by St. George’s Tower, I confess I had to look it up on a map. I grew up in Oxford and have spent most of my 37 years here, but I am ashamed to say that never once had I explored the fascinating […]

MOTHER’S PRIDE — THE OXFORD TIMES

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In August’s column, I wrote about the joys of Rectory Farm pick-your-own, where you can watch your children running through fields eating raspberries and you feel like you’re one of those families you see in adverts.

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