The Headington Occasional. Long live Print.

by Jonny and Barnaby in Headington, England, United Kingdom

The Headington Occasional. Long live Print.
We did it
On 17th May 2018 we successfully raised £200 with 11 supporters in 56 days

To launch a new independent printed magazine immersed in all things Headington, one of Oxford's most vibrant and interesting areas.

by Jonny and Barnaby in Headington, England, United Kingdom


The Headington Occasional is a  new independent magazine for Headington. Written, produced and printed locally,  the Headington Occasional will immerse itself in everything that makes  Headington one of Oxford’s most vibrant and interesting areas.

Inspired by the people,  institutions, organisations and businesses that make Headington what it is, the Headington Occasional will provide news, features, comment and reviews to  explore and promote the many events, initiatives and personalities that combine  to make Headington an exciting and thriving community. The Occasional will be  discussing and celebrating the achievements of everything and everyone –  including the universities, hospitals and schools, businesses, groups and  gatherings – that play a part in making Headington such an interesting place to  live, work and study.

We are currently working on  the launch issue and are now seeking support to enable the Headington Occasional to become a viable and sustainable feature of Headington life.

The  Headington Occasional Q&A

What is it?

The Headington Occasional is a  magazine produced in a traditional printed format and dedicated to all aspects  of life, work and study in Headington. The Occasional will include news, comment,  interviews and articles, along with listings and contact details for local events,  community groups and organisations. It will also provide opportunities for  local businesses to reach their local customer base effectively and affordably. The Headington Occasional will be produced using services and materials sourced  from as close to the shark as possible.

Who’s behind it?

The Headington Occasional has  been developed by Jonny Ives and Barnaby Kemp, journalists who have lived and  worked in Headington for many years. They are drawing on the  skills and support of Headington’s network of writers, artists and  photographers to produce a magazine that they hope will prove interesting, entertaining and useful to everyone who lives, works and studies in Headington.

Where can I find it?

The Headington Occasional will  be available free of charge in a number of outlets throughout Headington. Occasional subscribers will have each issue hand-delivered through their  letterbox. For reasons of efficiency, environmental responsibility and sheer  enjoyment all Occasional deliveries will be made by bike.

How can I help?

You can help launch the  Headington Occasional by contributing in the following ways:


The Headington Occasional will be offering a variety of advertising options  to local businesses looking to connect with their customer base throughout the  greater Headington area. Affordable advertising packages will be available from  as little as £25.


You can subscribe to the Occasional for £10 as an individual or £20 as a household. This will see every issue we  produce hand-delivered to your door for a whole year. At this stage of the  Occasional’s development your subscription represents a crowd-funding contribution  to an ambitious hyper-local publishing project but we will be working with  local businesses and organisations to explore ways in which we can add value and exclusive offers to the Occasional subscription package.


If you would like to host copies of the Headington Occasional, perhaps for  your customers or colleagues, please let us know and we will let you have a  regular supply.

ContributeIf you, your organisation, business, group, school or department is doing  something that may be of interest to your fellow Headingtonians, drop us a line  to let us know. We can’t promise to include everything but we’ll certainly do  our best to get as much in as possible.

Thanks so much for your support.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Annual Individual Subscription

Every issue of the Headington Occasional hand-delivered through your door, fresh from the printer with our considerable thanks.

£20 or more

Annual Supporter's Subscription

Every issue hand-delivered plus your additional support will help us to get this local project off the ground that much quicker. Our thanks will be effusive.

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