A round up of the blogosphere in Oxford
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AnnalyticaPosted by Annalytica This is the third post in the Hand in My Pocket series. I'm the kind of person that people apologise to when they realise they've just sworn in front of me. When I tell people I perform cabaret, the most common reaction is disbelief. That sweet, quiet little girl who mostl… Read more
This week has been mostly about.... emails! We have had an extended "exchange of views" with Peter Sloman, Chief Executive of Oxford City Council. Last we heard he was paid £140,000 a year with £30,000 pension contribution - that's our council taxpayers money. We sent an open letter, copied to the press, to Peter, pointing out that the Council has been lying about the operating costs at Temple Cowley Leisure Centre, and… Read more
Lashings of Ginger BeerPosted by Lashings of Ginger Beer We're back from Edinburgh and the weekly Lashings links round up has returned! Feel free to add your own links in the comments, with a brief description and trigger warnings if appropriate. Sally Outen was interviewed in The Scotsman about her Edinburgh show Non-Bio. Gender Across Borders is hosting a series of blog posts on the theme of sexuality and stigma. They are looking … Read more
NHS in crisis Film about NHS in crisis The Return of Fear, a new a film by Anne-Marie Sweeney, graphically shows how Andrew Lansley’s proposals in the Health and Social Care Bill, despite amendments, will vandalise the NHS and lead to “A Return of Fear”. A fear removed by Aneurin Bevan when the NHS was founded. The Return of Fear is to be screened at 7.30pm on September 1 in Oxford Town Hall. Acclaimed thinke… Read more
On the 12th of August, we sent the following open letter to the Chief Executive of the Council, Peter Sloman, and the Executive Director of City Services, Tim Sadler: Gentlemen: Further to my open letter of 15th July, I see you have not done me the courtesy of a reply, but have simply attempted to update the document I sent you and distribute it as some sort of correction. If you had the confidence in your statements then no doubt you would have… Read more