Oxford Rugby Men’s Blues miss out on historic late victory against Canada

Image credit: Liam Frahm. Description: Rugby match between Oxford and Canada The Oxford University Rugby Football Club Men’s Blues gave an excellent account of themselves but ultimately failed to continue their good run of form against a challenging Canadian national team, losing 26-20. The Canadians came to a buzzing Iffley Road stadium at 7:15pm on […]

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Pigging out in Hogtown

Toronto is an ethnic melting pot: originally in Iroquois territory (and before then it was occupied by the Wyandot people), it was invaded by French merchants, British refugees from the newly independent United States. In the subsequent centuries there were waves of migration from across Europe and Asia, all contributing to the city’s rich cultural […]

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Life of Sigh?

Gold for Team GB in the rowing! There’s got to be a link in there somewhere to Yann Martel’s tale of a young boy lost on the Pacific ocean. Perhaps something like, ‘Thank goodness the British rowing pair were in safer waters yesterday than the character of Pi in Life of Pi‘. No, that’s awful. […]

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