Authors Posts by Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull

Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull


Clunch Review: Brasenose

Ben Wilkinson-Turnbill is less than impressed by Brasenose's lunch

Milestones: Jusepe de Ribera’s ‘The Bearded Woman’

Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull discusses the deep emotional beauty and sympathy conveyed in Jusepe de Ribera’s 'The Bearded Woman'

Milestones: Dancing in the Street

Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull discusses why Mick Jagger and David Bowie’s hit cover ‘Dancing in the Street’ (1985) is a landmark of cultural stagnation

Milestones: Punk

Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull discusses the life and death of the punk scene and its rebellion against popular rock and roll in the late seventies.

Interview: Lil Jon

Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull talks crunk, clubs and Kanye with rapper and producer Lil Jon

Early English opera: the failed metamorphosis

Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull questions why England never had an operatic renaissance

Milestones: Louis Le Prince and the earliest films

Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull discusses early documentary films and the work of the world's first true film-maker, Louis Le Prince (1841-90)

Milestones: Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Voice’ (1912)

Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull discusses Thomas Hardy's poetic masterpiece of love, loss and guilt

Milestones: Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare

Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull discusses the complex identities that work together to forge Henry Fuseli’s masterpiece of gothic art

Interview: Eudaimonia and culture with Vivienne Westwood

Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull talks literature and art with Dame Vivienne Westwood


Jee Saheb: A joy

The traditional restaurant sticks to the classics from India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan

Banishing elitist traditions, de-mystifying applications, and peer support

Three students weigh in on how to tackle Oxbridge's access problem

True West Review – ‘this is truly sweet suburban silence’

Sam Shepard's play explores the tensions behind the American Dream.
Cartoon sketch of Karl Lagerfeld in the style of a barbie doll

Chanel Métiers d’Art: the star-spangled update Lagerfeld needed

Chanel's latest show sees Karl break out of the comfort zone in unapologetic extravagance.
Kate Tempest onstage with a microphone

Poetry in motion: the nature of lyrics

Should lyrics be given the same respect as poetry?