The Oxford Imps on the art of improv

The Oxford Imps have been a fixture of the Oxford art scene since 2004, putting on a new performance each week at the Wheatsheaf on Oxford’s High Street, as well as a show each year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Profile caught up with performers Dan Squire (DS) and Megan Morgan (MM) – who also […]

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Profile: Rosie Wardle

Danny Evans talks with FAIRR’s Rosie Wardle about the critical issues surrounding industrial animal agriculture and the meat industry. It is currently estimated that over 56 billion animals are slaughtered every year for human consumption (excluding fish and sea creatures), leading to 32,000 million tons of CO2 emissions. This equates to 14.5% of the world’s […]

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Layla Moran: “Fighting social inequality is my fire that helps me get up every day. It’s what I’m passionate about.”

The last time we spoke to Layla Moran, she was a parliamentary candidate, busily fighting for a marginal seat in the 2015 general election. Despite an inspiring campaign backed by strong community support, it is fair to say that the legacy of the coalition government proved to be an obstacle in her path to representing […]

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Profile: Susanna White

BAFTA and Emmy-winning director Susanna White has worked with the best dramatic talent offered by British drama, from Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch to Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith. From BBC serials such as Bleak House and Jane Eyre, the HBO series Generation Kill, and feature film Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, her filmography and career is […]

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Profile: Julianne Pachico

I meet the charming author Julianne Pachico one evening in Blackwell’s Norrington Room, where a story from her first book, The Lucky Ones, is to be performed as part of their Short Stories Aloud event. Set in Colombia, The Lucky Ones is a series of inter-linked tales, drawing inspiration from Pachico’s own childhood experiences – […]

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Profile: Jessica Quirke

Like an anglicised Hannah Montana, Jessica Quirke, 20, lives the dual existence of Oxford student and nation-wide professional Latin Ballroom dancer. Having won ‘Best Couple’ with her partner in the Varsity Dance Sport competition last year, Jess has gone on to become the current Scottish Champion for Latin dance, winner of the pre-amateur European Competition, […]

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Profile: David Pritchard

“I’m not a great fan of cookery programs,” David Pritchard tells me without a hint of irony. “I noticed last week someone is making a tribute to Keith Floyd and the series we made in France – they even bought his old 2CV they say, although I don’t recognise it.” Back in 1982, Pritchard had […]

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