OXFORD LATCHES ONTO THE GIN CRAZE WITH ITS FIRST DISTILLERY — Oxford Today

Driven partly by the need for commercial sustainability for the University’s Botanic Garden, Director Simon Hiscock has awarded a trailblazing new Oxford distillery, TOAD, a 25-year license to produce spirits in partnership with the Garden, starting with an ‘Oxford PhySicke’ gin…

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

In my August family column I wrote about the joys of punting and tried out a Little Kickers class.

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…

THANK HEAVENS FOR AMERICAN HOLIDAY CAMPS — Daily Mail

My review of our stay last summer at the wonderful Tyler Place family resort in Vermont Note: I did not write the last line.

MAY 2017 UPDATE

I’m currently taking a break from most of my freelance journalism – I’m writing a popular science book/memoir (The First Breath, about fetal and neonatal care, for Pan Macmillan) and, for a few months, an in-house digital content project on innovative research, for the University of Oxford.  

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.

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 […]

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