Thursday, January 17, 2019

A sticky history of chewing gum

There is evidence that chewing gum, in one form or another, has been around since the Neolithic period - with our ancestors reaching for...

Ocelot wine expert ponders the merits of the home of wine… clue – it’s...

I’m always pleased when wine questions turn up in the pub quiz, a recent example being “Where can you find the world’s largest wine...

It takes two, baby… Brewery Bird lifts the lid on collaborative projects

Unless you’ve been going around with your eyes closed, it will have been impossible for you not to have noticed the veritable wave of...

Fashioning a hair raising experience in Iraq

Off The Grid with Luke Coleman - Our man in Iraq We all like a last hurrah, it’s just that sometimes we don’t realise at...

How to tell if you’re a fedora-wearing pseudo intellect

The Nerd’s Last Word with Michael Bosley The internet is rife with self-appointed experts. Their qualifications are few, but their sense of self-importance is incalculable. It’s...

Travel: Happiest in the middle of nowhere

I love my job - I’m incredibly lucky to be that person who wakes up in the morning and is happy to go to...

The blackest black has been created – it’s blown our minds!

We’re all familiar with the colour black right?  In fact some pedants might even argue that there is no such colour as black because black...

The witching season is upon us, bringing a new exhibition to Oxford

When I think of witches (which is more than you think) I’m always  drawn to Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and the events that occurred...

Tattoos, booze and the perils of peak poos By Sara Witham

I think a great place to start with the intros here would be with poo. A four year old who constantly talks about it...

What’s happening at the Academy Awards?

By Simon Oxlade  So, the Oscars are changing. Based with falling viewing figures and complaints about the telecast being a largely turgid affair, the Academy of...
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