Industry News: Science Supports the Arts at Oxford University

28 Jul 2017

A global science business has given its support to an internationally-renowned vocal jazz group from Oxford University.

Bath-based SelectScience®, an online publisher which works with scientists across the world, has stepped in to help The Oxford Gargoyles achieve their dream of performing at the Edinburgh Fringe in August, with a donation to the tune of £1,000.

SelectScience CEO and founder Arif Butt said: “When it comes to science and the arts, there is more in common than people might think – for they each have innovation, progress and creativity at their very heart.

“We have the utmost respect for The Oxford Gargoyles who share our passion for perfection and so we were delighted to help them on their mission to perform at this summer’s Edinburgh Fringe. The audience will be in for a real treat.”

The Oxford Gargoyles are hoping to achieve their dream of performing at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2017

President of the Oxford Gargoyles, Olivia Hugh-Jones thanked SelectScience for the donation.

She said: “SelectScience’s generous donation has facilitated the Oxford Gargoyles' fortnight at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We were already aware of this global science publisher, and are honored to witness first-hand collaboration between science and the arts, a relationship which we hope will extend beyond the group and beyond Oxford.”

The group – which offers a “stellar mix of black-tie charm, slick wit and even slicker musicality” and, like SelectScience, has gone global with recent tours of Hong Kong, Macau and the US to its name  – is now past the halfway mark in its drive to raise £6,000 to fund the Edinburgh trip.

If you can help get The Gargoyles to Edinburgh, all donations, large or small, are very welcome here.