Westgate Centre - photo by Liz Smith on Flickr - to illustrate a blog post by Yang-May Ooi on Oxford Moments

Ode to the Westgate Centre ¦ Oxford Moments

Do you love or hate shopping? At the best of times, going shopping is something we take for granted as part of our weekly routine – and can be something we grumble about especially if we can’t find…

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Sparking Cross-Cultural Chemistry - Patti McCarthy on the Creative Conversations podcast hosted by Yang-May Ooi

Sparking Cross-Cultural Chemistry – Patti McCarthy CCV0407 ¦ Creative Conversations [podcast] and Oxford Moments

How do you fit in to a new country with a different culture from your own? How can we develop a sense of belonging while celebrating our differences especially when we are migrants or expats trying to make…

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Councillor Mary Clarkson on Creative Conversations podcast, hosted by Yang-May Ooi

The Future of Tourism in Oxford – Mary Clarkson CCV0406 ¦ Creative Conversations [podcast] and Oxford Moments

How has the pandemic and restrictions on travel affected place-based tourism? What is a destination city like Oxford doing to face the post-pandemic challenge of bringing people back to the city centre – both tourists and local residents…

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Telling Family Stories – Janet Behan and Damian Le Bas CCV0405 ¦ Creative Conversations [podcast]

Actor Janet Behan and writer Damian Le Bas join Creative Conversation host, Yang-May Ooi, in today’s show to talk about Telling Family Stories in the context of their respective Irish, Gypsy and Chinese backgrounds. Along the way they…

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Callum Ruddock, travel writer - Creative Conversations podcast, hosted by Yang-May Ooi

What Travel Writing can tell us about Life – Callum Ruddock CCV0404 ¦ Creative Conversations [podcast] and Oxford Moments

In a world dominated by Youtube videos and Instagram images that can take you anywhere in the world, is there still a place for travel writing? How can the different types of writing about travel tell us about…

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Vaccination photo to illustrate blog post by Yang-May Ooi on Oxford Moments

One of over 30 million ¦ Oxford Moments

Author Yang-May Ooi reflects on what it means for her to take up the first dose of the vaccination against Covid-19. One of over 30 million ¦ Oxford Moments A couple of weeks ago, I heard on the…

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Kids walking to illustrate a blog post about going back to school after lockdown by author Yang-May Ooi

Welcoming Back the Rhythm of the Street ¦ Oxford Moments

Author Yang-May Ooi reflects on how street rhythms can give us a sense of well-being and help us feel at home in our neighbourhood. Welcoming Back the Rhythm of the Street ¦ Oxford Moments At first, I wasn’t…

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Swirls by Jane Gallagher, Florence Park Chalking, to illustrate a blog post by Yang-May Ooi about Chalky

Chalking Back To Happiness ¦ Oxford Moments

Playful chalk drawings seem to magically appear in Oxford’s Florence Park from time to time, only to be washed away by the rain… and replaced not long after by other delightful drawings and poems. Writer Yang-May Ooi finds…

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Michael Knight Theatre Company talks to Yang-May Ooi on Creative Conversations podcast

Theatre is Not Limited – The Michael Knight Theatre Company CCV0403 ¦ Creative Conversations [podcast]

Theatre is not limited, says Hillary May, founder of The Michael Knight Theatre Company. It is open to everyone to take part, it is part of the community, theatre gives a voice to those who would not normally…

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Wok frying to illustrate Curry Pasties, The Taste of Two Homes by writer Yang-May Ooi ¦ Oxford Moments blog

Curry Pasties, The Taste of Two Homes ¦ Oxford Moments

On a cold winter’s day, there’s nothing like the taste of home to warm the tummy, says writer Yang-May Ooi. But what is the taste of home if “home” is made up of more than one place?  Curry…

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