Adrian Mourby

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About me

I have written on travel and cultural travel for most of the UK daily newspapers and also for numerous in-flight magazines. I've also written two guide books (published by AA) and contributed to the Michelin Singapore guide and Rough Guide's Make The Most of Your Time on Earth. I also write on music, opera and culture for the magazines Opera Now, Classic FM, BBC Music Magazine and Classic Music. In 2007 I received, quite unexpectedly, an Italian award for my opera journalism. I also write programme essays for Covent Garden, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera and Norske in Oslo.

As well as writing on cultural travel I have had three novels published We Think The World of Him, The Four of Us and Wishdaughter and a book of humour Whatever Happened To...? based on the award-winning Radio 4 comedy series. I broadcast occasionally on both Radios 3 and 4 and recently contributed to Radio 3's ABC of Opera series.

I have known Oxford for years but only moved to live here in 2002. Getting to know this city is an ongoing adventure. Oxford is a very easy place to to visit. Getting below the surface however takes time. Nevertheless it is a hugely rewarding endeavour. At the moment I can think of nowhere I'd rather live. Coming home is always a delight. I took on the Simon Seeks project because I want to share what I've found out - and what I will continue to discover - about Oxford. 

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