An Ode to Cowley Tesco

Image description: supermarket shelves with groceries. There were three stages of my reaction to the news that the Cowley Road Tesco would be closing until the autumn: denial, panic, and somewhat successful attempts to adjust. First came the denial. One quiet morning a newsletter came through my letterbox announcing the closure of said Tesco for […]

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City Council launches #WeAreOxford campaign

Image Description: A person standing on the steps of the Bodleian.  Oxford City Council is launching a new community campaign called #WeAreOxford with grants of up to £5,000 available for projects that seek to promote cross-community relationships. Although the project was initially launched in January 2020 to “help build stronger communities post-Brexit”, the scope of […]

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Certificate of Honour awarded to nine volunteers for their services to others in the community

On Tuesday 8 May, Councillor Jean Fooks, Lord Mayor of Oxford, presented the 2018 Certificates of Honour at the Oxford Town Hall. Nine volunteers were recognised for their “dedication and exceptional service to others in a local community in Oxford”. The Certificate of Honour is awarded to exceptional individuals who do voluntary work in Oxford. […]

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Neglected Netflix: Community

Community might just be my favourite sitcom of all time. Fuelled by the singular voice of creator Dan Harmon, Community barrels between the self-referentially silly and the character driven serious, and at its best achieves moments of the sublime when it combines the two to create something bordering on the philosophically profound within its own […]

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