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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Ben Ray

Ray’s Chapter & Worse: 0th week

Only a few weeks ago, dear reader, we were wallowing in the midst of the most glorious Easter vac. Long, heady spring days. The...

Oxfolk review: Interloper

Tom Kitching’s new solo album, ‘Interloper’, is truly one of the undiscovered gems of the English folk music scene. Filled with interesting and exciting...

Berlin, Bowie, and the wall

Ben Ray talks memory and motivation with the author Rory MacLean

Culture Corner: The English country house

Ben Ray looks at the English country house in literature, and asks why we’re all so obsessed with it

Oxford Folk: The Lost Boys – Sam Kelly

Ben Ray looks at 'The Lost Boys', the debut album by singer-songwriter Sam Kelly and his band

Oxford, the cabaret of plants- and us

Ben Ray talks to Richard Mabey about nature, our relation to it, and why Oxford is the ‘City of Greening Spires’

I Saw A Man: adventures in literature

Ben Ray talks to poet, playwright and author Owen Sheers about his varied literary career, from rugby to CERN

Oxford Folk: North – Blazin’ Fiddles

This week Ben Ray reviews 'North', the new album by Scottish fiddle group Blazin' Fiddles

Ray’s Chapter & Worse: HT 0th week

Ben Ray looks at poetry, filth, and being hit in the face with a racket

Ray’s Chapter & Worse: -1st Week

Cherwell Blogs brings you the first edition of Ben Ray's 'veritable breeding ground for all things poetic'

Taking a journey with ‘Dart’

Ben Ray is swept away by the performance of this epic poem

Review: Playhouse Creatures

Ben Ray should get it, but basically doesn't - shame on him.

Sharing Poetry Pie with Roger McGough

Ben Ray talks to Roger McGough about children’s poetry and the importance of the everyday in life

Electronic vs. Paper – A Real Page Turner

Ben Ray on the great debate