Which of us hasn’t stood in a queue in the rain at a bus stop, and thought: “Do the bosses, sitting up there in the warm and dry in Cowley, really care about us?” as the minutes tick by and no bus appears. You can bet your bottom dollar that…
Sir – Not being a native of Oxfordshire,but someone who has visited the city regularly for a number of years now for leisure, festivals and debates, I am intrigued to read the ongoing debate regarding the statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College and…
Sir – It is a matter of some sadness that a group of Oxford University students want to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes from Oriel College. Leaders of this group argue that the money provided by the Rhodes Trust is somehow ‘tainted’ with…
Sir – There is a free seminar for anyone who is interested in taking up beekeeping on Wednesday, February 17, at 6.30pm at the Marlborough School, in Shipton Road, Woodstock.
Sir – I refer to Mr/Ms S Kay’s letter (January 14) and would like to put forward a few other comments on this matter.
Sir – It is thrilling to hear that Oxford will lead the world with its green electric car charging technology (Report, January 21).
Sir, I recently visited a consultation exhibition on the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme fronted by the Environmental Agency. The estimated cost £120 million.
Sir – On the front page, to my horror and puzzlement, I read “Under the so-called ‘Carfax guideline’, buildings within 1.2km of 23m high Carfax Tower are prevented from exceeding 18.2m in height” (Report, January 21).
Sir – I refer to the recent article about food consumption etiquette in the theatre (Gray Matter, January 28). I completely agree with the author that food consumption in theatre during performances should be prohibited.
Sir – Your feature on wood-burning schemes (Report, January 28) risks misleading well-intentioned people into investment in habitat-burning.
Sir – Further to Mr Shellard’s letter (Vandalise fabric of city, January 28), there is really little that is new under the spotlight which regularly shines on Oxford University:
Sir – I am delighted to see that Tesco and Sainsbury’s in the Cowley Road have responded to my letter in The Oxford Times (January 14) and have ‘cleaned up their act’ in terms of litter and detritus around their premises.
Sir – Macmillan Cancer Support is urging all MPs in Oxfordshire to uphold the Lords’ amendments to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, as this will ensure that people with cancer and other long-term illnesses, who are too ill to work but capable of…
Sir – It would help to make Oxford a world-class city if the missing door on the telephone box at Carfax were replaced.
Sir – The move by Ofsted’s Sir Michael Wilshaw and Prime Minister David Cameron to support schools who ban the wearing of the full face veil (niqab) by Muslim women, shows a cultural illiteracy and imbecility which has become standard these days,…
Sir – The farce that is presented as ongoing and interminable roadworks have no sense of urgency whatsoever. It appears as if the contractors are doing the bare minimum possible to be seen to do ‘some’ work.
Sir – Did any of your other readers hear the item on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme recently about the Government’s plans to charge local authorities £5,000 per day when roadworks are left unattended with nothing being done?
Sir – I attach a photo of a bit of road that was patched barely four weeks ago.
Sir – It is perfectly possible to make many valid points and yet still arrive at the wrong conclusion. In the letter Coalition for progress (January 28) I fear this is what has happened.
Sir – Benedict le Vay (Letters, January 28) is way off the mark in accusing the “nimbys” of North Oxford of delaying the completion of the new Marylebone line. He seems unaware that the Government has upgraded the original Marylebone line to…
Martin Murphy is a distin-guished historian, for many years a research associate of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (though no one could wear great learning more lightly).
Katherine MacAlister can’t stay away from the new Banana Tree restaurant for a taste of South East Asia
Claire Alexander, of The Killingworth Castle, introduces chef Dan Watkins
Katherine MacAlister meets the Creation cast putting on King Lear
Miners trapped for a week underground would, sure as hell, not show the humour, the sparring rivalry, the sheer energy of the seemingly doomed sextet presented by Chris Urch in his overrated 2013 play Land of Our Fathers.
Katherine MacAlister falls in love with enchanting family show Hetty Feather, here in Oxford via the West End
We are watching Novelty Island – a talent contest on high-strength LSD – where a man called Graham Lister, with a voice like a tax inspector, is squeezing lard through the eyes and nostrils of a mask of the actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
Nicola Lisle looks forward to early music concerts at Keble College
Tim Hughes is treated to some heartfelt home truths by former Californian folk-rocker – turned independently-minded Midwestern farmer – Lissie
Richard Brabin marvels at the craft of Conor O’Brien and Villagers
This looks like being a bumper year for music festivals in the county, if the latest line-up announcements are anything to go by.
Check out the upcoming highlights in pop, rock and folk
Sarah Mayhew Craddock talks to Ian Scott Massie about his work
Director Adam Mastroianni talks us through the process of improvisation as practised by the Oxford Imps since 2004
Stuart Macbeth gets up close to some pop art classics at the Ashmolean Museum
PIXIES may be the stuff of fairytales but they’re making career wishes come true for a group of Oxfordshire mums.
Science writer Mary Cruse says that the worlds of science and the arts do not have to be incompatible
"Dry with a hint of arrogance", read the restaurateur’s description of a Frascati on offer in a fine and witty Italian one street back from the shore of St Peter’s Port, Guernsey. How could we resist?
Some admirers of Terry Wogan would be cross were I to link the name of their hero with that of Jimmy Savile. Yet link them I shall today, in one respect only.
The steady stare with which Andy Warhol surveyed the world was commented on by all who met him. His was the all-appraising eye of the artist as observer.
David McManus says the social media interface may struggle to expand
HEADINGTON School started their 2016 campaign with two victories in the curtailed Junior Head Race, staged by Hampton School at Molesey, writes John Wiggins.
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WALTON Betty Muriel Peacefully in Katharine House Hospice on 30th January 2016. A much loved mother, nan, sister and auntie. Funeral service to take place at Steeple Aston Parish Church on Wednesday, 17th February at 2.00pm. Family flowers only…
ALLEN John Walter Passed away peacefully at the John Radcliffe Hospital on 31st January 2016 aged 89 years. Devoted husband of Rita and father to his late son David. A much loved father-in-law to Susanne, grandfather to Mark and David and great…
MANSON David Sherriff OBE David died peacefully in Oxford after a short illness on 6th February, aged 77. Beloved husband of Jan. Proud and loving father and grandfather. Private funeral and no flowers please. Donations to Sobell House, Churchill…
PYE Hilary Passed away peacefully on 2nd February 2016 aged 71. Beloved Mum, Granny, Sister and Aunt. She will be greatly missed. Funeral service to take place at St Michael and All Angels Church, Summertown on Wednesday 24th February at 1.30pm.…
Brucker John Whitlock Former headteacher at Woodstock Primary School passed away peacefully on 26th January after a long illness aged 86 years. He leaves behind his wife Vivienne, children Katherine, Adrian and Hilary, sister Christine, son in law…
Hood Rachel Evelyn of Great Milton passed away peacefully at her home on 6th February aged 84 years after a long illness. Deeply beloved wife of Sinclair, loving Mum to Martin, Mary and Dictynna, grandma to Theo and Maya, mother-in-law to Harumi and…