Headington Headlines #4

Here is my weekly round-up of news for the week 14 – 20 March.

Members of the Barton, Risinghurst and Sandhills neighbourhood policing team received an award for their efforts in tackling anti-social behaviour, drug-dealing and speeding vehicles.

A new cancer research centre opened in the Old Road Campus building. It is a partnership between the University of Oxford, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and Cancer Research UK.

The Oxford Biomedical Research Centre held an Open Day in the West Wing and Children’s Hospital on Thursday to show research at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals in partnership with the University of Oxford.

A blue plaque to John Henry Brookes (he of the University) was unveiled at 195 The Slade. In the same week Oxford Brookes were knocked out of University Challenge by the University of York.

But congratulations to Headington School scullers – Victor Ludorum at the Oarsport Junior Sculling Head held at Dorney on 18 March.

Regulars at the Red Lion in Old Marston raised £20,000 as a loan so that landlady Diane Berry can take a 3 year tenancy.

It was announced that the Oxford Centre For Islamic Studies on the Marston Road will finally open next year. It is part of Oxford University.

Active topics this week on Headington & Marston e-democracy forum:

  • Marston Road Mosque
  • Area Committee (Planning only) meeting last Thursday

I try to cover news from the OX3 postcode in Headington and out as far as Barton, Sandhills and Risinghurst (see map). To feed into next week’s summary you can comment on this article, or tweet either with the hashtag #ox3 or @mentioning @TonyOX3.