Back from the dead: The Oxford Archaeological Society

Joshua Boddington discusses the revival of the Oxford Archaeological society. Bringing things back to life is what archaeologists do. Not in the literal sense, but we make history tangible again through talks, exhibits, fieldwork, museums etc. In 2019, the Oxford University’s Archaeological Society turned 100 years old. We make history tangible again through talks, exhibits, […]

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The Jogging Dead

Runner Five? Looks like there are some zombies after you. Run! Those are the words, along with the moans of the undead, which get me jogging in the morning. Some people might want their morning exercise to be relaxing, accompanied by music or the sounds of nature. Personally, I’m motivated by the threat of being […]

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Bière, “sandwiches de pulled pork” and Hindi: Parisian multiculturalism at its best

If I’d heard the word “Paris” before July this year, I’d have thought of the Eiffel Tower, croissants, nice coffee, cultured, attractive people, and enough cheese, bread and wine to make any Tesco aisle look poorly and scarcely stocked. Or maybe world-renowned art galleries with original masterpieces dating back centuries. Or King Louis XIV’s monumental […]

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