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


Jesus College accused of controversial evangelical group ‘cover-up’

Jesus is now the third Oxford college to have hosted Christian Concern in recent years, along with Exeter and Trinity, whilst LMH is currently considering whether or not to host the group

Students raise safety concerns over ‘extremely frightening’ Park End queue

“It was an extremely frightening experience; several people were experiencing panic attacks."

Don’t confuse free speech with hate speech

The Union’s series of predictably shocking speakers are anathema to our values

Union Standing Committee vote to continue with Bannon event

Officials voted narrowly to not cancel the event, despite pressure from student groups

Oxford Dictionaries announce Word of the Year 2018

Runners-up included 'big dick energy', 'incel', and 'gammon'