Oxford Marks Holocaust Memorial Day
This month Keble College will hold its 12th Holocaust Memorial Day service, which welcomes the sounds of both Keble College Choir and that of the Oxford Jewish Congregation, OxfordShir. The latter is named for the Hebrew word for song, Shir. “It seems to work,” conductor John Dunston says warmly of the wordplay. He and I are both guests of Nevsky Everett, Chaplain at Keble.
Spiders are not the most loved creatures in the world. I get it, they can be deadly, creepy and at times just downright ugly but when I saw a picture of Britain’s rarest spider – the ladybird spider – I felt a desperate need to help arachnids everywhere with a bit of a re-branding exercise.
His Message Lives On
In February, Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition will open at 26 Leake Street on London’s South Bank. It will contain items on loan from the Royal House of Mandela. In the UK, Promoting the opening on an unusually warm autumn Monday was Mandela’s grandson, Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela. Toby Hambly went to meet him.