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stage, spires, and Shakespeare

Whether or not you’re joining us in Oxford for the Women & Power conference next week, I hope you’ll check out the National Trust’s Women & Power podcast series. The five-episode series is presented by Kirsty Wark, and features a whole host of great stories from across the Trust, and contributions from lots of different …

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Appropriately for a play that begins with a shipwreck, Simon Godwin’s Twelfth Night at the National Theatre left me with a lingering sinking feeling.

I have promised myself I will NOT BLOG until this chapter plan is finished, but I did just want to share my  – belated – glee at being published with the fabulous feminist website Bad Reputation. I was unable to make their anniversary party in Camden on Oct 7 (having, on Oct 6, hosted a …

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Please follow/share/RT/propagate. Thank you. http://www.occupiedoxford.org Earliest interior & exterior shots of the protest (1.30 p.m.) Occupation statement from inside the Radcliffe Camera Video of student protest party from inside the Lower Cam Facebook event for the Oxford Free University teach-in Requests from BBC Radio Oxford for protesters to make contact with the media for protesting! …

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Last week, I was lucky enough to be a judge for OUDS Cuppers 2010, the first-years’ college drama festival. This involved gazing into the tiny, uplifted faces of fresh thespy youth and then brutally marking them out of 10 in a variety of categories including acting, design and marketing. As in 2007 (the last time …

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Rushing home to tell you this, I felt like a ‘30s war correspondent sending reports down the wire. Charlotte Benyon’s production blazes out in a declaration of theatrical glory, and marks the start of an exciting year in Oxford student drama. Peter Schaffer’s The Royal Hunt of the Sun is the story of two illegitimate …

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