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Mon 18 Mar 2019

Six Science Superstars

to Watch in 2019

This time last year I was actually on the receiving end of a list that made my 2018. I was mentioned by Melinda Gates as one of six women in science to watch, so I know first-hand the impact of a good list. So, in celebration of International Women’s Day, the following is my list of six science superstars set to change our world. 

Mon 18 Mar 2019

The Princess who Hid in a Tree

An Anglo-Saxon Story

Frideswide was clearly a remarkable young woman, who overcame formidable challenges. Yet while overseas visitors to Oxford encounter her story, through a glowing stained glass window by Edward Burne-Jones near the saint’s medieval shrine, not many local people know it.  

Wed 6 Mar 2019

"The answers aren’t at all black and white – at least not until you’ve cleared fifty shades of grey." Esther Lafferty is brandishing the pen once again, to crack the codes of those demon puzzles known formally as Crosswords.

Thu 28 Feb 2019

This Month I’m Channelling  

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

March marks International Women’s Day and is also the month in which the Literary Festival transforms our city into a veritable salon of word and thought. Who better to channel than one of the few truly iconic writers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie? Feminist, writer and lover of makeup.

Thu 28 Feb 2019

Oxfordshire Mind

Abingdon Art Exhibition

"Creativity takes courage,” French artist Henri Matisse once said, and I couldn't agree more. Thank you to the members of Oxfordshire Mind for sharing your work with me. I take great honour in now sharing it with our readers.

Thu 28 Feb 2019

Focusing on marine species for the first time, the next World Wildlife Day is bound to make a splash.

Fri 22 Feb 2019


Bottled Oxygen

‘Bottled Oxygen’ on sale for over £300,000 on millionaire marketplace An exclusive online marketplace dubbed ‘Amazon for millionaires’ has launched a new category

Fri 22 Feb 2019


Gramophones Theatre Company

The Gramophones Theatre Copmany presents Tarzanna, a new kick-ass, girl-power aerial theatre show for 3-8 year olds and their families, challenging stereotypes for young girls.

Mon 18 Feb 2019

Princess and the Hustler

Oxford Playhouse

Eclipse Theatre’s latest production, Princess and the Hustler, comes to Oxford Playhouse on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 March 2019. Eclipse Theatre is looking for people from Oxford to join the cast on stage in the production as part of a community ensemble, and be part of a key moment in the story.