Oxford’s Plan ZEZ

Amongst the more attention-grabbing recent headlines: the Coronavirus, Trump impeachment and Brexit, you may have overlooked the more pedestrian announcement (pun intended) by Oxford City Council of its plans for a zero emission zone or ‘ZEZ’ for short. Entry to this zone, which includes Ship Street, St Michael’s Street, New Inn Hall Street, Queen Street […]

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The Scoop on Goop

Earlier this week, The Goop Lab launched on Netflix, meaning that we can all start this new decade with a healthy dose of ‘alternative medicine.’ Gwyneth Paltrow founded her ‘lifestyle brand’ in 2008 and has quickly become the spokesperson of alternative medicine and the concept of ‘wellness.’ On goop.com, you can read articles about what you […]

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10 things you didn’t know about Brussels sprouts

Image Description: Brussels sprouts   Brussels sprouts are the same species as cabbage, cauliflower, kale, broccoli and kohlrabi (among others). They are all different parts of the wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea) plant, which have been selectively bred for different exaggerated traits.  Brussels sprouts are the bud. Cabbage and kale are both leaves, but cabbage leaves […]

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A night at the museum: behind the scenes tour of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Image Description: T.rex at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History   The Museum of Natural History is one of Oxford’s finest landmarks, housing over seven million specimens in its expansive collection. Last week the museum opened its doors at night to allow visitors to see the ongoing First Animals exhibition with museum director Professor […]

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