Authors Posts by Barbara Speed

Barbara Speed


Sheila Heti keeps it reel

Barbara Speed talks to Sheila Heti about recording her friends for fiction

Preview: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Christ Church Cathedral

Barbara Speed urges you to watch this lighthearted and energetic production of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, in an idyllic Oxford setting

After the Revolution

Barbara Speed documents her visit to post-revolutionary Cairo

Acceptable in the 80s

Cherwell Culture invite you to join their tenuous bid for an 80s revival

Leader of the Pack

Barbara Speed talks to Sue Sanders, founder of LGBT History Month

Preview: Chekhov’s Shorts

Barbara Speed is given a tantalising taste of an intriguing production of Chekhov Shorts

First night review: Celebration

Barbara Speed attends a darkly comic gathering

Review: Shame

Barbara Speed explores Steve McQueen's compelling new drama

Enjoying the Best of times

Oxford alumnus Eve Best has achieved success in America yet still retains her love for the UK. She talks to Barbara Speed about Nurse Jackie and performing at the Globe

Faith in Fiction

Barbara Speed interviews new author Prajwal Parajuly


India’s legalisation of gay sex is India’s success, not the West’s

Western coverage of India's overturning of Section 377 was at best uninformed and at worst insulting

The Art of Small Talk

At the beginning of October a hormonal mass of teens, infused with adrenalin and trepidation, will descend on Oxford for a week of clumsy...

The ‘Brideshead Revisited’ reputation haunting Oxford

Is there any truth in the fictional portrayals of the University?

Oxford grad launches new access initiative

The new organisation aims to connect disadvantaged students with Oxbridge mentors

Which TV show has the best intro music?

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but what about a show by its intro?