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Oxford College Castaway

Presented by Alice Watson

Fortnightly Sundays 12:00 - 12:45

Oxford College Castaway takes its inspiration from the BBC Radio 4 classic, Desert Island Discs. Alice speaks to students from across the university to find out more about their lives, experiences, and journeys to Oxford, and their aspirations for the future. The interviewee is cast away to their college for the duration of the holiday with only eight music discs to see them through the lonely period. The show ends by asking the castaway for one essential item they couldn't manage without and a single golden ticket to their favourite eatery in Oxford. The question is, how will they fare all on their own? Tune in fortnightly on Sundays 12.00-12.45 to find out. 


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Episode 1 - Chen Pelled

In the first episode of Oxford College Castaway, Alice Watson speaks to Chen Pelled, a graduate student on the MSc in Migration Studies and member of Lincoln College. Chen discusses her experiences of living and working all over the world before coming to study at Oxford and shares her eight castaway discs! 

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EPISODE 2 - James O'Donovan

In the second episode of Oxford College Castaway, Alice speaks to James O'Donovan, medical doctor, DPhil student in Education, and member of St Edmund Hall. James discusses his latest research on the role of mobile technologies in training health workers in Uganda, his interest in Global Health, and passion for triathlons! Before being cast away to Teddy Hall, James shares his eight castaway discs, the one essential item he couldn't manage without, and the destination for his single golden ticket...

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Episode 3 - Eleonore Besse

In the third episode of Oxford College Castaway, Alice speaks to Eleonore Besse, second year undergraduate student in English and member of Christ Church college. Elle takes us on a journey from Paris to Oxfordshire, introduces us to the world of English Literature, and discusses us her passion for acting and dance. Before being cast away to Christ Church for the duration of the Easter break, Elle shares her eight castaway discs and the furry "essential item" she couldn't manage without...

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episode 4 - isabelle winstanley

In the fourth episode of Oxford College Castaway, Alice speaks to Isabelle Winstanley, second year undergraduate in Classics and student at Christ Church. Izzi discusses her passion for Classics, her love of roller skating, and the upcoming challenge of going vegan... Before being cast away to Christ Church, Izzi shares her eight music discs and selects a golden ticket to her favourite eatery in Oxford! 

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Episode 5 - fatlum Gashi

In the fifth episode of Oxford College Castaway, Alice speaks to Fatlum Gashi, student on the MSc in Migration Studies and member of St Cross college. Fatlum discusses his life growing up in Kosovo, his role in co-founding an online platform for students, and his research on mobility and diasporas. Not to mention his passion for travelling the world! 

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episode 6 - hallam tuck 

In the sixth episode of Oxford College Castaway, Alice speaks to Hallam Tuck, student on the MSc in Migration Studies, broadcaster on Oxide Radio, and member of St Anthony's college. Hallam discusses his experience of living in New York, studying at the University of Edinburgh, and his research interests in detention, deportation, and immigration enforcement. Not to mention his love of St Anthony's fermentation society! Before being cast away for the duration of the Easter break, Hallam shares the essential item he couldn't manage without and his eight castaway discs... 

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episode 7 - Hannah markay

In the seventh episode of Oxford College Castaway, Alice speaks to Hannah Markay, student on the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and member of St Edmund Hall. Hannah discusses her experiences of working in Chile, volunteering on Lampedusa, and studying at the University of Edinburgh. Not to mention her passion for all things musical! Before being cast away to Teddy Hall for the duration of the summer holiday, Hannah shares her eight castaway discs... 

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episode 8 - harriet aldrich

In the eighth episode of Oxford College Castaway, Alice speaks to Harriet Aldrich, DPhil student in History and member of St Hugh's college. Harrie discusses her latest research into the experience of Ghanaian exiles in a global context after decolonisation, her love of Loughborough High School, and passion for singing in a band! Before being cast away to St Hugh's for the summer holiday, Harrie shares eight fabulous discs and the essential item she couldn't manage without...

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Episode 9 - Ollie Woodhall

In the ninth episode of Oxford College Castaway, Alice speaks to Ollie Woodhall, MPhil student in Russian and East European Studies and member of St Edmund Hall. Ollie discusses his experiences of conducting interviews at the Russian Embassy, being Vice President on the Middle Common Room (MCR) committee, and rowing for the college! Before being cast away to Teddy Hall for the duration of the summer holiday, Ollie shares the location for his single golden ticket and eight castaway discs... 

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New episodes released Fortnightly on a Sunday