£25 membership of the Oxford Writers’ House

Submitted by HarrietPacker on Fri, 2017-05-12 13:49

Oxford Writers’ House aims to inspire, connect, and give voice to writers in Oxford.

They offer some online resources for authors as well as Oxford-based academic and creative writing support through literary groups, events, and journals.

You can subscribe now.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 13

OUS Sweden - Uppsala Spring Ball 2017

OUS Sweden’s Spring Ball, held in the historic and lively city of Uppsala in April, was a truly splendid occasion, with some 16 Oxonians and friends attending.

The evening started with champagne in the ‘Lagerqvist Library’ in the heart of Uppsala before our group took a short walk to the grand 16th century Uppsala Castle, where the dinner was held.

Musical entertainment from the Allmänna Sången choir – one of Europe’s finest – and ballroom dancing to a live big band orchestra, were among the highlights of what was a truly glamourous occasion.

Sir Roger Bannister, athlete and neurologist

Submitted by HarrietPacker on Tue, 2017-05-02 10:44

Sir Roger Bannister relives running the first sub-four-minute mile in a special podcast to mark the anniversary of his extraordinary achievement in May 1954. He describes his training and how the record-breaking run (3 minutes 59.4 seconds) unfolded at the Iffley Road track in Oxford. Sir Roger mentions other highlights from his athletic career, and explains how he developed as a runner while studying at Oxford, where he read medicine at Exeter and Merton.