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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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Vessel: In conversation with Grace Olusola

TW: fatphobia, eating disorders, self-harm. Vessel, the new theatrical anthology from Dawn Productions, examines our relationship with the body and food through episodic fragments....

Lockdown and suicide: Making the unthinkable thinkable

"What is certain is that, as we emerge into a changed world, with different perspectives, motives and desires, we must remember that lockdowns and pandemic restrictions have this other, less visible, less reported-on cost."

Nickrophelia — my lockdown cardboard companion

Stripped of social interaction, structure and variety, lockdown-living is a lonely and oppressively drab state of existence. We all have our own way of combating...

All kinds of vulnerable: reflections on the past year

While the worst some could imagine was a life without pubs, the worst I could imagine was the loss of my three closest family...

Bookshops are Back: The Joys of In-Person Book Buying

'There’s something magical about running your fingers across a shelf, gazing over each stack and meandering through a cavern full of works of literature.'

Music for springtime

"Start your day off with this dance track and you can’t go wrong." Flora Dyson picks out some selections to help keep you company during the final stretch of restrictions and drive you into the spring and summer months.

Let Normal Programming Resume: Coronavirus Passports Won’t Solve Anything

"I personally am not too fussed about personal liberties. Let’s face it, I didn’t do much with my liberties when I had them. But after a year inside I have started to care more about them. I do not think that it is too much to ask to have a meal in a restaurant without having to present credentials." Charlie Aslet investigates the efficiency of coronavirus vaccine passports.

Review: Spoon River Anthology

"In a year with little to no available theatrical resources, the production team of Spoon River managed to create a magical experience of many intersecting forms of artistic talent telling important stories. From the editing of the audio file to the curation of the journal, the performance flowed seamlessly from sense to sense."

“There Is No Pandemic”: A First-Hand Insight into Oxford’s Anti-Lockdown Protest

"He agreed to talk to us, but only after insisting that we remove our face masks (“unless you’re undercover police”)."

Oxford sport versus lockdown

"Oxford’s athletes will be eagerly awaiting their return to the green grass of Iffley Sports Ground and the drink-spilled dancefloors of Park End. But for the time being, they must fight on from home."

All dressed up with nowhere to go

I’m not suggesting that we need to don full-on party garb for Panopto, or head-to-toe taffeta for Teams.

Local jeweller asks for lockdown love stories

A local jewellery shop is offering a prize for the "most romantic" lockdown love stories.

Oxford researchers accurately trace Covid-19 transmission through genomic epidemiology

Before the March 2020 lockdown, high travel volumes and lax restrictions on international travel led to the circulation of more than 1,000 identifiable UK transmission lineages which had persisted into the summer of the same year.

Thames Valley Police will fine those who “wilfully and blatantly” break lockdown rules

Home Secretary Priti Patel defended police presence in a press conference on Tuesday (12 January), where she confirmed 45,000 fixed fine notices have been handed out across England for lockdown breaches to date.

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