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Month: June 2016

‘HOME IS A MUSEUM OF MEMORIES’ — Psychologies

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Chantal Martinelli’s home is a ‘jewellery box’ of precious things – but it is also full of inspiration and fun…

VERY SHORT INTRODUCTIONS’ VERY BIG SUCCESS — Oxford Today

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You might imagine that in an age where we automatically go online to find information, reference books might be out of fashion. Oxford University Press would beg to differ.

OXFORD CITY CENTRE GETS A BIG SPRUCE-UP

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When people find out Oxford is about to get its very own John Lewis store, they tend to be thrilled, but also a bit bemused. Oxford has a long history of not quite being a ‘proper’ city centre, with high streets lined by big-name shops…

SIMPLY DIVINE: TRINITY COLLEGE CHAPEL IS RESTORED TO ITS FORMER GLORY — Oxford Today

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Like most of the University this summer, Trinity College Chapel is packed with tourists. They troop in for a few minutes at a time, taking in a general sense of beauty and history, as their tour guides explain basics like ‘You don’t have to be Christian to study at Oxford University’. The college chaplain, Reverend Dr. […]

MOTHER’S PRIDE — Oxfordshire Limited Edition, The Oxford Times

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In this month’s column for The Oxford Times’ Limited Edition magazine, I write on the hypocrisy of parenthood, and my excitement as Gifford’s Circus comes to town.

SOARING ASPIRATIONS: HOW BUSINESS IS BOOMING AT OXFORD’S AIRPORT — Oxford Today

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Oxford Airport – or to use its official title, London Oxford Airport – is far more extraordinary than it appears at first sight – a badly signposted car-park leading to a tiny, anonymous terminal. Most Oxonians would not recognise the provincial suburb of Kidlington as on any level an outpost of London – and yet […]