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 […]



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MOTHER’S PRIDE — THE OXFORD TIMES

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.

THE HUMAN AND ECONOMIC COST OF RIO’S $1.6bn OVERRUN — Oxford Today

The Rio Olympic Games this year have already incurred a massive cost overrun of $1.6 billion, a Saïd Business School study reports, and the consequences for the local population are already taking effect…

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THE OXFORD PROFESSOR WHO WARNS THAT SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING — Oxford Today

Eminent NHS physician and health policy influencer Sir Muir Gray is on a crusade to get people to work standing up instead of sitting down to improve their health. He himself is in his 70s and works in his north Oxford home at a standing desk. Click here to read my interview with the inspiring […]

THE YOUNG WOMAN BEHIND THE SOFTWARE THAT CATCHES CHILD PREDATORS — BROADLY

Harriet Lester is one of the brains working for the Internet Watch Foundation, the UK’s leading agency to monitor and remove online images of child sexual abuse. She tells Broadly that her job is a chance for her to change history.          

ART FOR ALL: HOW OXFORD IS SHARING ITS TREASURED PRIVATE PAINTINGS — Oxford Today

Only a fraction of Oxford’s oil paintings are on public view, but for the first time they can all be explored together in a free online collection…

THE MAXIMUM SECURITY BOOK CLUB — Oxford Today

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English Literature alumna Mikita Brottman is bringing what she learned at Oxford to the inmates of the Jessup Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison in Maryland. Over two years she discussed writers from Shakespeare to Nabokov, and developed close bonds with some of the convicts…

MY CLEVER HOLIDAY TRICK! — Mother and Baby

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You have to adapt and adjust when you’re away from home with a baby. Travel-savvy mums share their smart ideas…

GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE WINNER CHARLOTTE NEWLAND — ‘SEWING’S GIVEN ME BODY CONFIDENCE’ — Prima.co.uk

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We caught up with Charlotte to find out what it’s like to be the winner of The Great British Sewing Bee

HOW YOU CAN WIN AT ANYTHING! — Prima

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Former and current Olympians reveal how all of us can be the best versions of ourselves.

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