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    Ubyk, I Byk, We All Byk

    Ubyk, I Byk, We All Byk

    Although there’s a lot of political noise around cycling at the moment, with an all-parliamentary cycling group report recently published called ‘Get Britain Cycling’, the fact is that Britain is not yet a cycling country.
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    Book or Bust

    I recently attended Oxford’s major annual book fair, held up at the Brooke’s University Campus on Gypsy Lane. I should clarify something here: I have never actually been to a book fair before, and am amazed that they still exist.
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    The Third Wave of Oxford’s Coffee Culture

    It sometimes feels like the sting of this everlasting winter will never ease. But no matter: there’s another brilliant coffee shop popped up in Oxford.
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    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.
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    Cherwell Meadows

    Oxford’s Flooding

    It was once said — apocryphally, I think — that when Oxford flooded properly you could punt to the railway station from Christ Church meadows.
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    Falling Giants

    Falling Giants

    In the midst of reading novelist Justin Cartwright’s (Trinity, 1965) This Secret Garden Oxford Revisited, I ran into Auden’s contemporary Louis MacNeice (Merton, 1926).
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    Computer

    A Brave New World

    As this blog is an entirely new concept, designed to coincide with our freshly redesigned digital presence, this first post feels like a sensible point at which to explain why I’m even blogging at all.

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