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A blooming business

One year ago, Oxford Poly alumna Jane Gandon ’87 opened a flower shop – Bicycle Blooms – on Magdalen Road. We caught up with Jane to ask her about her business, life in East Oxford and her student memories. You …

Saad Qureshi

Who would be an artist? Long hours, little money, criticism… Oxford Brookes alumnus, Saad Qureshi ‘07 has faced up to the challenges of a life that chose him – and emerged as a confident, thoughtful and optimistic artist. With two …

A mace of our own

This September’s graduates had a beautifully designed addition to their ceremonies – the new Oxford Brookes University mace. It was designed by Zimbabwean Foundation Art and Design student, Rhys Herbst ‘17. As it was the green campuses that attracted Rhys …

Laughter therapy

Don’t try telling Paul Mayhew-Archer that a serious illness is no laughing matter. As far as he’s concerned being diagnosed with Parkinson’s has made it all the more important to keep people laughing. When Paul was challenged by Richard Curtis …