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A new funding solution is needed for  oil decommissioning

By Nicholas Newman At the time of writing, we are seeing an increasing number of media reports detailing the huge numbers of abandoned oil wells in Alberta and Texas.  In addition, governments and the industry […]

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Rail, Travel

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Should Britain’s Railways be Re-Nationalized?

By Nicholas Newman I think people are asking the wrong question when they ask for the renationalisation of the railways in Britain. When you look at traffic figures it is a victim of its success. Britain’s […]

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Business, Gadgets, Travel

Things to do on a long business trip?

Things to do on a long business trip?

By Nicholas Newman It can be very tiring sitting in a car, coach, plane or train journey. Luckily, there are a number of entertaining and productive ways to spend your time on such journeys. Here are […]

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Electricity, Energy

What if nuclear power becomes as cheap as gas generation by 2050?

What if nuclear power becomes as cheap as gas generation by 2050?

By Nicholas Newman Power Station Over the past few decades, we have heard the promise that nuclear power will become so cheap, it will be not worth metering. The trouble is, although the operational costs […]

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Business, Energy, Energy Consultants, Energy Lawyers, Energy Regulators, Quatre Ltd

A new funding solution is needed for  oil decommissioning

A new funding solution is needed for oil decommissioning

By Nicholas Newman At the time of writing, we are seeing an increasing number of media reports detailing the huge numbers of abandoned oil wells in Alberta and Texas.  In addition, governments and the industry […]

by × April 8, 2017 × 0 comments

Lifestyle, Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University, Reading

SPARE  A  THOUGHT  FOR  SPAIN   

SPARE  A  THOUGHT  FOR  SPAIN   

By   Graham Salter On Saturday 1st April, I went to the FT Oxford Literary Festival to hear William Chislett’s talk “Challenges facing the New Spain” On the same day I was alarmed to read […]

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Going Out, Oxford, Review

Alice in Wonderland gets the musical treatment

A review by Justyna Olszowa   (20 February 2017) Wonderland the Musical came to Oxford’s New Theatre. Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. […]

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Gadgets, Review, Technology, Travel

Penclic Mini Keyboard C2 (Wired)

Penclic Mini Keyboard C2 (Wired)

Nicholas Newman As a journalist, I use my laptop a lot when out of the office. You will find me word processing at a variety of locations including at conferences, press conferences, in trains and […]

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Art, Heritage, Music, Opera, Oxford, Oxfordshire

La Boheme at Oxford’s New Theatre

La Boheme at Oxford’s New Theatre

A review of La Boheme by Nicholas Newman Ellen Kent’s production of La Boheme at Oxford’s New Theatre 16 February 2017. La Boheme perhaps one of Puccini’s most famous operas, set in Paris’s Latin Quarter of […]

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Going Out, Lifestyle, Oxford, Oxford University, Oxfordshire, Review

Degas to Picasso Creating Modernism in France

Degas to Picasso Creating Modernism in France

A review by Guest Reviewer “The Ashmolean Museum’s splendid new exhibition, Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France offers considerably more than some of its visitors may be expecting.  If they are counting on seeing a […]

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