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Not Just Betjeman!
Over 60s

Not Just Betjeman!

John Betjeman, Poet Laureate from 1972 until his death in 1984, had a long relationship with Oxford, and the Vale of the White Horse which motivated some of the best known of his lyrical poetry which highlighted an English way of life. […]

Secret Codes
Key Stage 2

Secret Codes

Secret codes or ciphers have been in use in various forms since ancient times when communications need to be kept secret. Detectives in stories often have to crack them. […]

Why is fear fun?
Key Stage 3

Why is fear fun?

With Hallowe’en approaching, it’s hard to avoid ghosts, goblins and other spooky decorations, but some people go even further, seeking out experiences that they know will scare the living daylights out of them. […]

RedKangaroo trampoline park
Key Stage 1

RedKangaroo trampoline park

  A brand-new, massive, state-of-the-art RedKangaroo trampoline park is now open in Reading! (And this one’s for tots-to-teens-to-twenties … and beyond!) In May we saw the arrival of Britain’s most exciting new chain of trampoline parks: […]

Oxfordshire in Fifty Objects
Mums & Dads

Oxfordshire in Fifty Objects

Oxford is known for its museums, including the Ashmolean, the world’s first university museum; the Museum of the History of Science; the Pitt Rivers Museum (a treasure trove of cultural curiosities); and the specialty museum, the Bate […]

Fireworks!
Key Stage 3

Fireworks!

Fireworks originated in China about 2000 years ago. It is generally believed that they were discovered or invented accidentally by a cook who happened to mix three ingredients you would regularly found in kitchens of the day […]