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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
UN World Wildlife Day 2019
Focusing on marine species for the first time, the next World Wildlife Day is bound to make a splash.
‘Bottled Oxygen’ on sale for over £300,000 on millionaire marketplace An exclusive online marketplace dubbed ‘Amazon for millionaires’ has launched a new category
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.
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.