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Sat 7 Dec 2019

So far in these pages we’ve featured a maître d’ and a concierge – rather splendidly I think you’d agree –

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Mon 18 Nov 2019

Serves Us Right:

William Thomson

This month’s hero of the hospitality world is none other than William Thomson, Head Concierge at The Macdonald Randolph Hotel. He was recognised for his exemplary work in 2016, when he

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Sat 5 Oct 2019

Arson in the Pitt Rivers & Museum of Natural History

LGBT History Month 2020 launches in Oxford

LGBT education charity Schools Out – run by a volunteering handful of teachers and ex-teachers – has orchestrated LGBT History Month (February) since 2005. Supported by OUTing the

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Sat 5 Oct 2019

An Alternative Oxford

The Sounds & Sights of the City and the World Beyond

This month, Oxford is awash with ideas and events thanks to IF Oxford, the science and ideas festival (18-28 October) which gives a fascinating glimpse into Oxford’s past and offers the

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Sat 5 Oct 2019

Quite some time ago I was invited to eat at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Coworth Park in Ascot. I’d never heard of it, so looked it up and accepted as fast as my email server would allow.

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Mon 30 Sep 2019

As First Imprints, an exhibition by Oxford Printmakers, opens later this month, Dr Jack Matthews, Museum Research Fellow at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, reflects upon the science

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Sat 28 Sep 2019

Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible

From Lunchtime Ideas Come Light Lunch Events

The idea for Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, a book full of advice for black women, came to Elizabeth Uviebinené “on a random lunchtime”. Just 22 at the time, she

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Sat 28 Sep 2019

Electric, Stylish, Dignified

Laurie Cunningham On and Off the Football Pitch

“He wanted to do much more than football, and who knows what he might have done had he been given the time to do it.” Dougie Blaxland is the writing name of James Graham-Brown, a

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Tue 27 Aug 2019

Jonathan Blake talks to Sam Bennett about sewing for the opera, being diagnosed with HIV in 1982, and his return to acting. It’s an embarrassing start to my conversation with Jonathan