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Gray Matter

Historian Dr Peter Frankopan, right, and Brookes University’s Donald Sloan in Gibraltar on Sunday

Gray Matter: World is rejecting West’s values, claims academic

Check: The statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College

Gray Matter: Cecil Rhodes statue must go, left-wing students say

Happy event: The awards presentation at Vincent’s

Gray Matter: The great and the good belong to sporting club

The Townend brothers splash out at Hinksey Pools

Gray Matter: Bathers enjoy outdoor pool on last day of the season

Pleasing the fans: Donovan performs at Oxford Town Hall

Gray Matter: Donovan missed encore – 50 years after no show

Alex Hassell as Prince Hall

Gray Matter: Stellar actor reigns above all others at a top new show

London bound: Chris Gray at Oxford Parkway, with its distinctive glazed blue bricks

Gray Matter: Seeing old friends made my first trip memorable

Sarah Connolly

Gray Matter: Superb roles for the opera show women in great voice

Modest touch: Palin owns up to occasional failure in his Sunday night talk

Gray Matter: Travelling tales of comic take on epic proportions

Baritone Thomas Hampson at the Hotel Barcelo Formentor

Gray Matter: Two-day stay in Majorca hits all of the right notes

Daring study: The Marchioness of Santa Cruz, 1805 (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid)

Gray Matter: Memorable portraits of power and distinction

The Siew-Sngiem Clocktower in Mansfield Road

Gray Matter: College gate and tower are latest jewels to grace city

Researcher Nicholas Hall, left, at Wolfson with editors Henry Hardy, centre, and Mark Pottle

Gray Matter: Editors complete series on philosopher’s letters

Going strong: my wind-up watch

No wind-up: watches fix themselves miraculously

Famous father: Dr Maki Mandela, the eldest daughter of Nelson Mandela

Gray Matter: Top society figures visit a yearly cultural festival

Blake Lively in the new film The Age of Adaline

Gray Matter: A captivating flick that will last through all of the ages

Speedy job: a demolition gang made short work of The Shelley Arms, in Cowley

Gray Matter: Shut pubs bring about dried up communities

Iffley’s loveliest thatch

Gray Matter: Solar panels intrude while thatch shows workmanship

Classic covers: A quartet of novels featuring Christie’s Jane Marple

Gray Matter: Christie exhibition left town much too quickly

Hugh Quarshie (top) as Othello

Gray Matter: All-white cast play accused of locking minorities out

The A2 Pacific Sugar Palm as depicted in the Ladybird Book of British Railway Locomotives

Gray Matter: Ladybird book kindled my interest in railways

Look of a lion?

Gray Matter: Mail flies high with absurd reports of the supernatural

Britain’s largest private house Wentworth Woodhouse, with its 365 rooms, straddles a Yorkshire coal seam

Gray Matter: Series will be Downton Abbey with more class

Danny Osborne’s Oscar Wilde

Gray Matter: Lolling statue captures all the charm of Oscar Wilde

Pints of Guinness lined up along the bar at O’Donoghue’s in Dublin

Gray Matter: Gray’s guide to the curse of the cussed customer

The first in Wain’s Oxford trilogy

Gray Matter: Looking back at an author who penned pub’s charm

Bitter pull: Andrew Hall in the bar of The Rose and Crown

Gray Matter: Pubs of the past hold a multitude of memories

An ‘artist’s message’ on a new bridge over rail tracks in Oxford

Gray Matter: I see nothing ‘milestone’ in graffiti artist’s punishment

Star: Benedict Cumberbatch rehearses for the new Barbican show

Gray Matter: I know it’s Benedict but what is going on here?

Cilla Black opens Aylesbury Waterside in 2010

Gray Matter: Sensational Cilla songs gave my life a soundtrack

A pair of diggers demolish the railway bridge at First Turn, Wolvercote

Gray Matter: Rail bridge demolished so faster trains can run

David Suchet as Lady Bracknell

Gray Matter: A tale of two critics in a good show of handbagging

Happy eaters: Alan Green (second from right) with friends on Naxos

Gray Matter: Time for reflection after tragic deaths of couple

Dangling over Rio de Janeiro

Gray Matter: Thrill-seekers make me feel queasy with these stunts

Big spenders in Aida at Opera Holland Park

Gray Matter: Plenty of fizz in operatic company’s productions

Twelfth Night performed in the grounds of Wadham College

Gray Matter: Bard bringing a whole new meaning to chilling out...

Buxton Festival’s Giovanna D’Arco featuring Kate Ladner as Joan and Ben Johnson as the king of France

Gray Matter: How history was altered to suit composers’ work

Tim Hands with Kathryn Rudge (left) and Andreea Soare

Gray Matter: Double dose of opera was boosted by the weather

Eating pizza among the sunshades on a beach in Sousse

Gray Matter: Memories of a holiday paradise turned to hell

The Doric portico at The Grange, Northington, is copied from the Theseion in Athens

Gray Matter: Country house opera to rival Worthy Farm’s fare

The freight line still awaits tracks north of Oxford station

Gray Matter: Work on old freight railway line ought to be completed

Tracey Emin’s new sculpture at Snape Maltings

Gray Matter: Radio show brings back memories of the sixties

Hugh Quarshie (left) and Lucian Msamati in Othello

Gray Matter: Blow struck for diversity without diluting power?

Fine shoes from Ducker and Son

Gray Matter: Thirty years on and my shoes are still going strong

A case of exhibits at the V&A’s fascinating new exhibition about shoes

Gray Matter: Art and sole of footwear on display at exhibition

Woodstock Road loos, closed at present

Gray Matter: Amusing sign letters saga is rumbling on in Telegraph

Winston Churchill as battalion commander of the Royal Scots Fussiliers in 1916 with Archie Sinclair

Gray Matter: Divert yourself with a juicy gossip collection

But there is a fourth book in the series

Gray Matter: Rediscover the work of overlooked writer Bennett

Chris Gray with Jubilee class steam locomotive Galatea pictured last year at Carlisle Citadel station

Gray Matter: Steam train images are hit with rail enthusiasts

Butter advertised in Temple Road

Gray Matter: Out with the new and in with the good old-fashioned

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