Screen dream piece beats the competition

The Oxford Times: Screen dream piece beats the competition

9:18am Thursday 26th July 2012

Modern Art Oxford commissioned John Gerrard to make a stunning piece of artwork for London 2012

Let Ladysmith lift your spirits

The Oxford Times: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

10:14am Friday 16th October 2009

Ladysmith Black Mambazo their haunting songs and infectious ryhthms to Oxford’s New Theatre on Thursday, October 22.

Discovering the Green Man

The Oxford Times: Tim Healey

1:48pm Tuesday 30th June 2009

Regular readers of Oxfordshire Limited Edition will recall the fascinating series of articles about the significance of the Green Man in Oxfordshire, penned by historian and writer Tim Healey (pictured).

Exciting new acquisition

The Oxford Times: The Triumph of Love

1:37pm Tuesday 30th June 2009

The painting shows a small figure of Cupid who has just fired an arrow, lightly balancing on the back of a growling lion. He is ‘taming’ it, the picture alluding to the power of the god of love: the power of true love to conquer the wilder, mightier passions

Mexico comes to Waterperry

The Oxford Times: Waterperry House. home of Art in Action

12:11pm Tuesday 30th June 2009

Art in Action, the annual event dedicated to fine art and master craftsmanship, takes place over four days in July in the grounds of Waterperry House, near Oxford

Garsington’s artistic legacy

The Oxford Times: Leonard Ingrams, founder of Garsington Opera

12:09pm Tuesday 30th June 2009

As Garsington Opera celebrates its 20th anniversary year, Nicola Lisle traces the history of the manor that has been its home since 1989

‘Future ages must confess they owe, To Streater more than Michelangelo’

10:01am Tuesday 30th June 2009

Alastair Lack reflects on the painstaking restoration of the Sheldonian Theatre’s ceiling

Behind the scenes at the Playhouse

2:36pm Monday 9th March 2009

Julie Webb talks to journalist and author Don Chapman, who has put together a new exhibition at the Museum of Oxford

Fleas, swifts and plankton

The Oxford Times: Image of plankton by biologist and artist John Angus from his exhibition

1:51pm Wednesday 6th August 2008

Julie Webb is inspired by the fascinating diversity of life on display at Oxford’s University Museum of Natural History

Slices of time

The Oxford Times: Mummy in CT scanner

12:43pm Wednesday 6th August 2008

Oxford artist Angela Palmer’s see-through sculptures of the Ashmolean Child Mummy are at the meeting point between science and art, writes Theresa Thompson

The old lady of Cowley Road

The Oxford Times: Graham Wintle

2:57pm Friday 11th July 2008

An extraordinary multiple-purpose entertainment venue opened its doors in Oxford in April. A splendid art deco showpiece, the Regal on Cowley Road, is a former cinema whose main auditorium has been carefully restored to its 1930s grandeur to accommodate with equal ease international music stars or local bands, jazz legends or top DJs, large orchestras or quartets, circus troupes or community projects.

Poached, fried or boiled?

2:55pm Friday 11th July 2008

Since the editor of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary raised the spectre of the hyphen being used less and less, it has become clear that other forms of punctuation are also under threat.

Pet names

The Oxford Times:

11:49am Friday 30th May 2008

Having discussed pseudonyms, let us now consider some other aspects of names.

Henry Taunt at Blenheim

The Oxford Times: After the 9th Duke (Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill) and Duchess (Consuelo Vanderbilt) got married in 1895 they took a tour of Europe. The homecoming pictures by Taunt show their return to the Palace in1896

11:14am Friday 30th May 2008

V isit Blenheim Palace this month and you will discover an exhibition celebrating the Victorian photography of Henry Taunt, the famous Oxford photographer.

Middle age spread

5:33pm Friday 28th March 2008

Julie Webb previews the medieval extravaganza coming up at the Museum of Oxford

A real racer

The Oxford Times:

4:59pm Friday 28th March 2008

B rian Cook is one of those competitors who would go racing just to take part as much as to win. Yet this modesty belies his achievement.

Double jubilee

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Friday 7th March 2008

Julie Webb discovers how the Vale and Downland Museum is much more than a collection of artefacts

Miss Preston’s hidden treasures

The Oxford Times:

4:09pm Wednesday 5th March 2008

Theresa Thompson uncovers the fascinating story of lost 15th century masterpieces

The Oxford flier

The Oxford Times: John Avery in action at the Cotswold Scramble, by David E Langford

11:45am Friday 29th February 2008

There were few Oxfordshire stars in motor sport who shone as brilliantly as John Avery in his chosen pursuit of scrambling, or motocross as it came to be known.

Jim takes his time

The Oxford Times: Dr Jim Bennett and Miniato Pitti's Horary Quadrant from 1558 Photograph: Jon Lewis

11:01am Tuesday 12th February 2008

Continuing our new desert island antiques series, Sylvia Vetta talks to Dr Jim Bennett, director of Oxford’s Museum of the History of Science

Champion of liberty

The Oxford Times:

2:55pm Monday 11th February 2008

Julie Webb vists a celebration of John Milton at Oxford’s Bodleian Library

Jewel in the crown

The Oxford Times: The beautiful Alfred Jewel

2:28pm Monday 11th February 2008

If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, which antique or work of art would you like to discover washed up on the beach? Sylvia Vetta launches a new series, inspired by the long-running radio series Desert Island Discs, by talking to Dr Christopher Brown

Green man gazeteer

2:21pm Monday 11th February 2008

As part of the Oxfordshire 2007 celebrations,Tim Healey made a wide-ranging survey of Green Man figures in the county. An age-old presence the Green Man is often represented as a mysterious leafy mask or a face disgorging foliage

Trains, bikes and planes

The Oxford Times: Dick Tolley on the footplate of  The Green Knight

2:18pm Monday 11th February 2008

I first met Dick Tolley in 1974, when he was working for Trevor Goodall Motorcycles in Didcot. His son, Martin, worked there on occasion and always referred to me as 'TRD 78M', the registration number of the 500 Suzuki I purchased from the company during that year.

Trials and tribulations

3:59pm Friday 8th February 2008

David E Langford continues his series on Oxfordshire motorsport heroes who have inspired his work

Glazier’s magnificent seven

The Oxford Times:

3:49pm Friday 8th February 2008

Alastair Lack celebrates the award-winning, two-decade, two-and-a-half million pound restoration of the medieval stained glass in New College’s ante-chapel

Images of Woodstock

The Oxford Times: Winter at Blenheim  by Linda Bricknell

9:51am Thursday 7th February 2008

The inaugural Art in Woodstock festival, a celebration of the visual arts, held in October, was a great success. Individual art exhibitions showcased 34 artists in 24 venues around the town and there was an exhibition of competition entries - photography, art and school competition - in the town's historic Town Hall.

Stops, points and pauses

5:17pm Friday 21st December 2007

Cries of anguish were heard when the editor of The Shorter Oxford Dictionary announced that he believes the hyphen is passing out of use, writes Tony Augarde

Where the wild things are

The Oxford Times: Tiger rug   one of the evacuees' from London's Natural History Museum

5:13pm Friday 21st December 2007

Julie Webb talks to artist Lyndall Phelps about an exhibition inspired by items from London’s Natural History Museum ‘evacuated’ to Oxfordshire in the second World War

Banbury’s racing ace

The Oxford Times:

4:46pm Friday 21st December 2007

David E Langford continues his series on Oxfordshire motorsport heroes who have inspired his work

Inside the secret storehouse

The Oxford Times: Sarah Morton, objects conservator, at work on the paper house

11:02am Monday 3rd December 2007

Julie Webb visits a fascinating treasure-house of historical items from all over the county

There was a young lady . . .

11:01am Monday 3rd December 2007

Tony Augarde delves into the world of limericks

Tales from the trenches

The Oxford Times:

10:46am Monday 3rd December 2007

Sylvia Vetta reflects on the moving personal account of life during the Great War written by a soldier serving with the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry

Championship contender

The Oxford Times: John Watson drives his Penske car to victory

10:44am Monday 3rd December 2007

David E Langford continues his series on Oxfordshire motorsport heroes who have inspired his work

No business like show business

The Oxford Times: Rebecca Martin and David Hill in the Oxford Operatic Society's production of Cabaret in 1996. Below, a programme for the 1948 production of Gilbert and Sillivan's The Gondoliers, signed by the cast

3:34pm Wednesday 21st November 2007

Nicola Lisle reflects on Oxford Operatic Society’s century of making music

Landscape of the streets

3:54pm Friday 26th October 2007

Julie Webb talks to artist Rod Craig about his passion for buildings — and the Oxfordshire market town of Woodstock

Lost in time

12:47pm Friday 26th October 2007

Jenny Lunnon uncovers the lost faces of Oxfordshire

Positives and negatives

2:15pm Monday 4th June 2007

Is it still possible to be gruntled or wieldy, or has Tony Augarde simply lost his gorm?

Building city treasures

10:28am Friday 25th May 2007

Nicola Lisle traces the fortunes of Oxford builders Daniel Evans and Joshua Symm, whose contribution to the city is commemorated with a Blue Plaque

Artfully alliterative

12:38pm Friday 20th April 2007

Tony Augarde discovers delightful descriptions in the ancient art of alliteration

Good vibrations

The Oxford Times: Andy Lamb

2:00pm Thursday 15th March 2007

Julie Webb talks to Andy Lamb, assistant curator at Oxford’s Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, about some of the more unusual items on display at a new exhibition

Spice up your Hinglish

1:26pm Thursday 15th March 2007

Tony Augarde reflects on the impact of a mingling of English and Indian vocabulary

'The nymphs need help!'

The Oxford Times: The Daughters of Elvin

1:05pm Thursday 15th March 2007

Tim Healey previews this year’s Oxford Folk Festival, which brings a cornucopia of music and dance to the city

The Snark hunter

The Oxford Times: Dennis Hall

10:26am Monday 8th January 2007

Dennis Hall, publisher of limited edition illustrated books, talks about his latest labour of love, a new edition of Lewis Carroll’s eccentric tale The Hunting of The Snark

Let me tell you a story

The Oxford Times: Sarah Garson and Mini Grey

9:04am Monday 8th January 2007

Though the much-loved Children's Bookshop in Broad Street has sadly gone, you have only to walk into any children's book department in one of the city's large bookstores to be really heartened by the range of fiction and non-fiction available today.

Stitch in time?

The Oxford Times:

8:46am Monday 8th January 2007

While conflicts around the world continue to divide communities, here in Oxford two women decided they wanted to build bridges between different cultures and creeds.

Totally kippered!

The Oxford Times: Sid Kipper

3:32pm Wednesday 6th December 2006

Tim Healey discusses seasonal customs with the ‘folk scene’s comic genius’ and finds out why the legendary Singing Postman almost delivered a killer blow to his fledgling career

Natural wonders

2:46pm Wednesday 6th December 2006

Tim Healey meets an artist with a passion for the symbolic drama of nature

A stitch in time

The Oxford Times: Anne Griffiths and Diamond Light communication officer Isabelle Boscaro-Clarke with some of the Designs for Life artwork

3:38pm Monday 7th August 2006

Deep in the heart of south Oxfordshire's rolling countryside, just off the busy A34, a massive doughnut-shaped structure lies glinting in the sunshine.

Added sparkle

The Oxford Times:

2:22pm Monday 15th May 2006

Amanda Sykes, a jeweller from Dorchester-on Thames, has a slightly alternative tale to the usual went to art school/trained as a silversmith'-type story that one usually hears around Oxford Artweeks.



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