Three Daughters of Eve, written by Elif Şafak, is set in Oxford and Istanbul and focusses on three Muslim women, several men, and one big question. Ron Charles wrote this in his notice in the Washington Post: Elif Shafak’s new novel reveals such a timely confluence of today’s issues that it seems almost clairvoyant…. Continue reading
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Oxford visitor boost from new railway link
Oxford is one of the most familiar cities in Britain, after London, even for people who have never been there. Its fine wide streets and noble buildings – its pubs too – have been the backdrop for countless TV programmes and films, from C. S. Lewis to Harry Potter. Now a new rail link between London… Continue reading →
Could new London Marylebone link to Oxford signal railway expansion?
Lucky Oxford. It will have two fast railway connections to London from Monday, December 12 (2016). That is the day the new Marylebone to Oxford line will open. (Oxford is already served by trains from Paddington Station.) The link will be billed, correctly, as the first new connection between London and a major city in… Continue reading →
Rail the only answer as Oxford turns into a traffic jam
The sensible way to reach the centre of Oxford if you are driving there is to park at one of the three “park-and-ride” facilities on the edge of the city and take the bus in. The city introduced this facility more than 20 years ago and, most of the time, it appears to work. But people… Continue reading →