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Writer as Intellectual and Physical Drifter: Dr Rob M Francis reflects on his role as David Bradshaw Creative Writer in Residence and two of his favourite Oxford sites

Writer as Intellectual and Physical Drifter: Dr Rob M Francis reflects on his role as David Bradshaw Creative Writer in Residence and two of his favourite Oxford sites

  It’s been an absolute pleasure to be the inaugural full time David Bradshaw Writer in Residence. I’ve been thrilled in so many ways and by so many aspects of this amazing project. One such thrill has been how welcome I’ve been made by Worcester College and the Weston Library – their fantastic teams have […]

Reflecting, Revisiting, Removing: Sophie Swithinbank discusses inhabiting Waugh’s Oxford and the important role the David Bradshaw Creative Writing Residency has played in her development as a playwright

Reflecting, Revisiting, Removing: Sophie Swithinbank discusses inhabiting Waugh’s Oxford and the important role the David Bradshaw Creative Writing Residency has played in her development as a playwright

  Endings can be difficult.   But last night’s performance at the Abingdon Arms was a jubilant, complete and perfect ending to what has been an incredible seven weeks of deep and intense focus on my writing practice. I feel nourished, through the time and space that this residency has offered. I feel confident in […]

Living in Arcadia: Sophie Swithinbank reflects on the early days of her David Bradshaw Creative Writing Residency, 2019

Living in Arcadia: Sophie Swithinbank reflects on the early days of her David Bradshaw Creative Writing Residency, 2019

Sophie Swithinbank reflects on the paradox of traditional and millennial values that exist in Oxford, in 2019, and her first week in Oxford, as part – time David Bradshaw Creative Writer in Residence, 2019.     Hello! This is my first (ever) blog so I cannot tell you whether it will be worth your while […]

Drifting into Heritage: R. M. Francis’ Week 1 of David Bradshaw Creative Writing Residency, 2019

Drifting into Heritage: R. M. Francis’ Week 1 of David Bradshaw Creative Writing Residency, 2019

Dr Robert M. Francis reflects on the impact place has upon the self and his first week in Oxford as a full – time David Bradshaw Creative Writer in Residence, 2019.   With my first week as David Bradshaw Creative Writer in Residence complete, I want to start my first blog by sending out some […]

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