• Oxonian in Cambridge

    April Blues

    April Blues

    Geoffrey Chaucer's emaciated Clerk of Oxenford must either have spent too long in the library or suffered a fourteenth-century winter as long and punishing as the one we're still enduring, over six hundred years later.
  • Oxford and the media

    Why Media?

    Why Media?

    The media is not the place it was. There’s the fall in both jobs and salaries... the decline in influence and status... the insecurity surrounding almost every major media brand thanks to digital upheavals.
  • Editor's blog

    BMW MINI

    A Century of Car Making in Cowley

    Last summer I wrote a piece in Oxford Today about the extraordinary gulf that separates car manufacturing in Oxford from the University around it.
  • Oxonian in Cambridge

    Motor Cars in March

    Motor Cars in March

    Given the inherent tension of my alter ego as The Oxonian in Cambridge, I sometimes wonder if I'm the perversely willing victim of a peculiar variant of OCD — Oxford Cambridge Disorder — from which, though painless, there's little respite.