Authors Posts by Rose Sykes

Rose Sykes


Review: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Rose Sykes is completely won over by this visually-striking, grown-up folk tale from Japan's Studio Ghibli

Alice Oswald talks about performance and public poetry

Rose Sykes meets the subject of her Fourth Week review, and discusses the poet’s role in modern society

Alice Oswald: the modern epic poet to rival Homer

Rose Sykes reflects on the influences and work of the next speaker in Keble’s Meet the Poet series

John Williams’ Stoner: ahead of its time

50 years on, Rose Sykes asks why this book was forgotten

The power of the book

In light of the proposed prison book ban being overturned, Rose Sykes examines the redemptive power ascribed to literature and its importance in the prison system

Review: Monkey Bars

Rose Sykes finds a lot to enjoy in Chris Goode's acclaimed play

Review: Hopelessly Devoted

Rose Sykes finds much to be admired in Kate Tempest's prison drama

Review: Ai Weiwei’s latest innovative exhibition

A juxtaposition of the old and the new at Blenheim Palace

Review: Laurence Clark: Moments of Instant Regret

Rose Sykes find this Edinburgh Preview hilariously close to the bone


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?

Life After A-Levels: Keeping up Languages

Keeping up languages requires effort, but is very fulfilling