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Mothers Day

Taia Fry has kindly sent in some recordings celebrating Mothers Day. The tradition of Mother’s Day has been around since the 1900’s, created to honour and celebrate the mother of the family. It is now celebrated in over 70 different countries and serves as an important reminder of the daily tasks that our mothers selflessly… Click here for more

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Sir Roger Bannister

Last year, we recorded some interviews exclusively for Silver Robin which offered some candid conversation for our advent calendar. One of our guests was the well known British hero, Sir Roger Bannister, who recently passed away aged 88. He was known as the first man to break the four minute mile but often said that… Click here for more

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Growing older disgracefully

We have a reading from a spiky Jenny Joseph, who has kindly shared her proposed plans for the future. What are your thoughts as you grow older? Are you looking forward to saying and doing what you like? Get in touch and tell us all about it!

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An informal chat with a sprightly 99 year old

Following our Christmas Advent calendar of tales and anecdotes, we have a series of further recollection from one of our oldest viewers. 99 year old Joyce has kindly donated her time with Silver Robin, recollecting fluid and vivid accounts about the weekends, Sunday school, the rule of not working on Sunday, the lost art of… Click here for more

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Bill Rennells from the BBC!

We have something very special for you to kick off 2018! Avril, Silver Robins creator invited BBC Oxford Radio Bill Rennells (Harmony Night) to offer himself an evening with mock panel of fans, which allows Bill to tell us about several anedotes. To listen, please press play on the sound file below. Keep checking this… Click here for more

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Photo-sharing

A couple of friends of Silver Robin are conducting a survey on online photo-sharing by People aged over 60 years. Dr Sarah Quinton from Oxford Brookes University and Dr Caroline Holland and Professor Shailey Minocha of The Open University have received funding from Sir Halley Stewart Trust to investigate how and why people over 60… Click here for more

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Advent Calendar

Pupils from Holland Park Comprehensive chat to the older generation about Christmas. December 1st For the first advent, this is a lively conversation with Clementine Yates with her Grandmother about Christmas presents! December 2nd For the second advent, Clementine Yates continues her conversation with her Grandmother about Christmas. December 3rd For the third advent, Clementine… Click here for more

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A year’s sad ending

As we approach the end of the year, it becomes a time for reflection and it’s a fact of life that with the joy and happiness, also comes sadness and sorrow. This is a beautifully poignant poem sent in to us via email. Please take the time to read this one, and as ever we… Click here for more

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Me and my National Service

Reflecting on his pre- and Army days, Brian Jarvis, 81, also recollects how moved he was by the 1969 film, Oh What a Lovely War. Its bitter-sweet reflections of WW1, and British attitudes and patriotism prevailing then, is often sentimental yet so evocative of songs that helped morale, and is now one of music’s lost… Click here for more

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Letter Writing

The clocks have gone back and as the inevitable seasonal change approaches, the longer nights start to draw in. So, what better time to recall the art of letter writing? Esme has written this account on the joy of the written word and hopefully it will inspire you to pick up your quill ink pen,… Click here for more