Authors Posts by Francesca Wade

Francesca Wade


A First Sight of a Bright Talent

Francesca Wade talks to Oxford graduate and playwright Barney Norris.

How to fill your Oxford drama vac-uum

A look at what's on in Oxford over Christmas

Online Review – Tamlane

Fairy tales told through interpretative dance - could it be just deranged enough to work?

Protesters force Vodafone to close

Thirty people forced the Vodafone shop on Cornmarket to temporarily close on Saturday, in a protest against corporate tax evasion. The protest came after Private...

Violence taints protest

Police criticised for heavy handed tactics, at otherwise peaceful protest

Varsity sell out

Varsity tickets sell out in record-breaking time

Raunchy ‘Milton’ poem discovered

Sexual verse could have been written to smear the poet

Ruskin backs fundraising

Ruskin makes a generous offer towards Modern Art Oxford project

Tesco goes teetotal in high crime area

Concerns raised over lack of competition for Sainsbury's after new St. Aldates store is refused permit to sell alcohol

Cambridge academic criticises instant MAs

Oxford defends traditional degree upgrade


What’s next for Theresa May?

Major constitutional changes must not be carried out without adequate support

If Merkel Says Auf wiedersehen, what’s Next for Germany?

The German people must decide what they want, and whether the CDU will be able to provide it, whoever leads them.
picture of food arranged to look like the chanel, louis vuitton, fendi and gucci logos

Branding Matters

What does it take to make a strong brand? Apparently not the same as it did five years ago. Georgia Watkins analyses the shift in branding strategies and the rise and fall of the logo.
A man in a wooded landscape stares ahead of him

Film Firsts: Nothing gets lost in translation with my first foreign film

Beyond even the sprawling shots of the Indian landscapes, Hirani’s film achieves the quality of epic.

Dirty Dancing Review – ‘gives fans exactly what they want’

Maxim Mower enjoys a touring production of Dirty Dancing at the New Theatre, which he says will satisfy lovers of the 1987 movie.