From refugee shelters to blockchain: Vinay Gupta’s mission to save the world

Gill Oliver | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Sustainability | Jan 24th 2020

Entrepreneur and engineer Vinay Gupta tells the story behind how he came to invent the hexayurt refugee shelter to help people fleeing from the effects of global warming, and why blockchain tech will change everything we think we know about international trade.


Exclusive: Behind the scenes at Rebellion’s Didcot Film Studios – one year on

Gill Oliver | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Publishing | Nov 11th 2019

One year on since video games company Rebellion splashed £78m on a former print factory in Didcot, we reveal how the transformation to film studios is going.


How an Oxford edutech business convinced high-net-worth Angel investors to hand over £800K

Gill Oliver | Culture | Food | Education | Investment | Sep 16th 2019

Going on an adult education course in garden design planted the seed for Elspeth Briscoe’s edtech startup. Now she's raised £800,000 from Angel investors.


‘Values-driven’ digital agency becomes employee-owned

Karen David | Management | Aug 23rd 2019

When employees of digital agency Torchbox were invited to a company meeting for a ‘major announcement,’ they must have dreaded the worst. Instead the outcome was anything but. Founders Tom Dyson and Olly Willans were inviting them all to become shared owners of Torchbox as one of the first digital agencies in the UK to become employee owned.


Filmmakers shooting with mobile phones inspire Oxfordshire Screentalk audience

Karen David | Event Review | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Jan 18th 2020

The latest Screentalk Oxfordshire event explored how filmmakers are using mobile phones in new ways for creative storytelling. In a packed room at Oxford’s Curzon Cinema, BBC filmmaker and trainer […]


Network profile: ScreenTalk Oxfordshire

Gill Oliver | Network profile | Nov 15th 2019

Gareth Ellis-Unwin, the producer of BAFTA-winning film The King’s Speech, and On Chesil Beach and Colette producer Elizabeth Karlsen are just two of the high-profile guests to be found at […]


How to make a vinyl record

Antony David | Media | Entertainment | Manufacturing | Oct 17th 2019

First, a master recording is made, usually in a studio where engineers perfect the recorded sound. Analogue mixes are recorded onto tape; digital mixes onto digital tape formats or, more commonly today, the hard drives of digital audio workstations.


Back in the groove: Old tech is new tech in this vinyl revival

Antony David | Media | Entertainment | Manufacturing | Oct 15th 2019

Pip Piper’s film ‘The Vinyl Revival’ is in UK indie cinemas this autumn proselytising the vinyl record format. There’s no question the revival is real but what caused it?


Network profile: The Oxford Digital Workers’ Union

Gill Oliver | Network profile | Sep 22nd 2019

The Oxford Digital Workers’ Union is a meetup in the city centre, which brings together Oxford’s digital marketing community. With 400 members and growing, it was started by Aisha Kellaway […]


Writers try out their creative ideas on AI storytelling platform

Karen David | Media | AI | Sep 13th 2019

StoryFutures Academy is offering co-funded placements for a number of writers who will go on to work with the platform learning ‘on the job’.

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24 Jan 2020

Reconfigure: Digital Privacy Workshop  Do you want to improve your digital security? Do you keep putting it off? We’re a group of cybersecurity researchers and activists, and we want to help you access free tools and resources to protect your data. This hands-on workshop explores how digital security affects your life.  No prior experience or knowledge of cybersecurity required! As a feminist organisation, we want to *reconfigure* the assumption that digital security is for technical experts only. While the workshop is open to all, we particularly welcome women and other groups which are underrepresented in cybersecurity discussions. 6.30 to 9.30pm, Common Ground, 37 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1  Details 

28 Jan 2020

DevOps Oxford – Lightning talks  Speakers share ideas and knowledge around development tools, demos, trends and culture of DevOps. Line up includes speakers from SquaredUp, Informatics Matters, Optellum. 6.30 to 8.30pm at Oxford Innovation, New Road, Oxford OX1. Details

28 Jan 2020

OxLEP Q&A: Connectivity in Oxfordshire – what does the future hold? A chance for Oxfordshire businesses to come together and discuss a key topic tied into our growing economy. Panellists include OxLEP chief executive Nigel Tipple and James Dillon-Godfray of London Oxford Airport; debate chair will be radio presenter Howard Bentham. 07.45 to 10.00am. London Oxford Airport, Kidlington, OX5 1RA. Details

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