Category: the way we live

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

SECRETS OF THE MONEY-SAVING QUEENS — Prima

For the July issue, I interviewed five women about their self-taught money-saving tips for homes, travel, shopping, fashion and motoring.

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 […]

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

In the past 24 hours alone, my children have asked me questions including: “What is bone made of?”, “What do octopuses do?”, “Why is the sky blue?” and “What is the sound barrier?” To my shame, I find it hard to answer such questions – but luckily there’s a new children’s class which bridges the […]

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

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)    

OXFORD ACTS TO SAVE THE SWIFT — Oxford Today

Oxford’s historic links with an iconic bird have earned it the status of England’s first ‘swift city’ for a mass-observation project this summer. Starting next month, when swifts migrate back to Britain to nest and breed after spending the winter flying in Africa, volunteer observers will watch and listen for these endangered birds.

‘IT’S ABOUT MAKING THE PAST LIVEABLE FOR TODAY’ — Psychologies

For May’s Psychologies I had a lovely time exploring this gorgeous vintage/retro home.

WHAT IF WE ALL TURNED VEGAN BY 2050? — Oxford Today

It’s the way to beat climate change, argues Dr Marco Springmann, James Martin fellow at Oxford University’s Future of Food Programme.

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