Category: books, arts & culture

I’M WRITING A BOOK!

April 2017 I’m delighted to be writing The First Breath, a popular medicine book/memoir about fetal and neonatal care, for Pan Macmillan. Click here to read a little story in The Bookseller about my book in progress. I’m currently taking a break from most of my freelance journalism in order to write the book, but am […]

WOMEN IN THE HOLOCAUST — Oxford Today

Every Holocaust history is disturbing to read, but by focusing on victims’ voices which have traditionally been silenced – those of women – Dr Zoë Waxman’s new account is one of the darkest, and most shocking…

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

For the June issue, a column about the life lessons I hope my children will learn which took me too long, and a rather disastrous first trip to the ballet for my daughter

A NEW LEAF – BOTANIC GARDEN’S NEW DIRECTOR SHARES HIS VISION — Oxford Today

‘There’s huge potential here,’ says Simon Hiscock as he plans to transform Britain’s oldest garden of its kind.

PRIDE OF PLACE – OXFORD PUTS A GREAT UNRECORDED HISTORY ON THE MAP — Oxford Today

The University’s museums unite to highlight lesbian, gay, bisexual and related heritage in their collections.

WHY CHINA AIMS TO BE NUMBER ONE SUPERPOWER BY 2049

China expert Tom Miller likes to use a thought experiment to explain what China is doing. Decades from now, once-mighty Europe is sinking into decrepitude. Tens of millions of Europeans have been killed in uprisings, wars and an occupation by former ally the United States. Europe has become a minor player on a hostile global […]

THE FORCE IS STRONG IN HERE…OXFORD’S EXAM SCHOOLS GO ROGUE — Oxford Today

Why are Star Wars stormtroopers on patrol where generations of undergraduates have passed through the final ordeal of their student lives?

TRUMP IS NO HITLER – HE’S A MUSSOLINI, SAYS OXFORD HISTORIAN — Oxford Today

There’s good news and bad news in parallels from the 1930s, warns Professor Margaret MacMillan, outgoing Warden at St Antony’s College

UNCOVERING A MORE TRAGIC TRUTH — Oxford Today

Women victims of the Final Solution have been silenced first by the Nazis, then by history, argues a compelling new book reviewed by Olivia Gordon (p49)

ELITE BUT NOT ELITIST: OXFORD’S BIG GOAL — Oxford Today

Olivia Gordon visits Lady Margaret Hall to learn about a new scheme making the college more accessible to disadvantaged students (feature starts p31)    

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