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  • Oxford May Music Festival: 27th April - 2nd May - Music & Science Festival  
  • Oxford Early Music Festival, 10-15 May  

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    Regency Dancing Workshop St John's Church Hall, Kidlington Sat 7 May: 10.30am – 3.30pm

    Pilates The Old Fire Station Thu 5 May: 12.10-12.50pm

    The Sleeping Princess & The Selkie Albion Beatnik Bookstore Fri 27 May: 7.30pm

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    Master Your Memory
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    Water Pageant Album Launch
    Book by Fri, 29 April

    (Starts Fri, 29 April)

    Dance and Movement - Over 50 Years
    Book by Fri, 29 April

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    Rob Auton: The Water Show
    Book by Fri, 29 April

    (Starts Fri, 29 April)

    Orphans
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    Friday 29th April 2016 Hide

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    Economic Crisis - What Crisis Oxford May Music Festival

    Professor David Vines discusses the financial crisis in a way which dispels the idea that economics is some kind of technical wizardry

    5.30pm £3

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk

    Lectures, Festival, Science, Today, This Week

    Mitigating Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Energy-Food-Water Nexus in Developing Countries ? Report Launch

    Lead author Dr Jeremy Wakeford will present findings from the research, followed by a panel discussion.

    2pm-5.30pm Free

    Oxford Martin School, Old Indian Institute, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 285059

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    In Conversation with David Aaronovitch: 'Communism and other Utopias?

    David Aaronovitch will discuss his recent memoir, 'Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists', and the modern resurgence of radical politics.

    12 noon Free

    Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG

    ...ox.ac.uk...

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    The Housing Crisis and Inequality

    Rt. Hon. John Healey, MP for Wentworth and Dearne and Shadow Secretary for housing and planning; former Campaign Director for the TUC.

    5-6pm Free

    Mansfield College, Mansfield Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3TF

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 282894

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    FestivalFriday 29th April 2016 Hide

    Oxford May Music Festival

    Reviews

    Annual festival combining science talks with high-profile music performances.

    Various Various

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Saturday 30th April 2016 Hide

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    Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria - Science & Solutions Oxford May Music Festival

    Professor Angela Brueggemann discusses the science behind the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance

    5.30pm £3

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk

    Lectures, Festival, Science, Tomorrow, This Week

    Ex Libris LIVE! The Game of First Lines and Last Words. Blackwell's Bookshop and Oxford Games

    This event will feature Mike Daunt, Jerome Fletcher, Leigh Russell and Sally Bayley.

    7pm £3

    Blackwells Bookshop, 48-51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ

    ...blackwell.co.uk... Email Me 01865 333623

    Lectures, Books, Games, Tomorrow, This Week

    FestivalSaturday 30th April 2016 Hide

    Oxford May Music Festival

    Reviews

    Annual festival combining science talks with high-profile music performances.

    Various Various

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    Sunday 1st May 2016 Hide

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    The Dark Universe Oxford May Music Festival

    Professor Jo Dunkley introduces the mysterious, invisible ingredients of space

    5.30pm £3

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk

    Lectures, Festival, Science, This Week

    Worrying about War in the Bible Somerville College Chapel

    A short talk by Dr Carly Crouch (Nottingham) accompanied by music from the Somerville choir.

    6pm Free

    Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD, Daily 2pm - 4.30pm. Admission free.

    www.some.ox.ac.uk Email Me

    Lectures, This Week

    FestivalSunday 1st May 2016 Hide

    Oxford May Music Festival

    Reviews

    Annual festival combining science talks with high-profile music performances.

    Various Various

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    Monday 2nd May 2016 Hide

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    Out Of The Depths Oxford May Music Festival

    Stephen Johnson discusses the composer Lili Boulanger

    4pm £3

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk

    Lectures, Festival, Music, This Week

    Who Can Infer the Existence of God from the Concept of ‘product'? Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Genealogy of a Buddhist refutation. A talk by Dr. Marie-Hélène Gorisse (SOAS).

    6.15pm Free

    Balliol College, Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BJ

    ocbs.org/ Email Me 01865 766830

    Lectures, This Week, Buddhism

    FestivalMonday 2nd May 2016 Hide

    Oxford May Music Festival

    Reviews

    Annual festival combining science talks with high-profile music performances.

    Various Various

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Tuesday 3rd May 2016 Hide

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    Sound I'm Particular S.a.r.u.

    A series of free talks with an emphasis on sound and listening, from S.A.R.U (Brookes).

    7.30pm Free

    The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ, Shop and gallery open 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday.

    ...oldfirestation.org.uk... Email Me

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    Lectures, Music, This Week

    The Secret Lore of London Blackwell's Bookshop

    John Matthews and Caroline Wise talk on their edited essay collection on the historic and mythical legends of our capital city.

    7pm £3

    Blackwells Bookshop, 48-51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ

    ...blackwell.co.uk... Email Me 01865 333623

    Booking advised by 03 May 2016

    Lectures, Books, This Week

    Listening Out to Britain: Civic Soundscape in Humphrey Jennings

    Joshua Epstein (Portland State University).

    5.15-6.30pm Free

    Music Faculty, St Aldates, Oxford OX11DB

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 276133

    Lectures, This Week

    Public debate: Britain IN or OUT of Europe?

    Hear different viewpoints and have your say.

    6-7.30pm Free

    Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG

    ...ox.ac.uk...

    Lectures, This Week

    In Conversation with Rufus Norris, Artistic Director of the National Theatre

    Widely regarded as having the biggest job in British Theatre, it's been a rollercoaster year for the award-winning Director. 

    5.45-6.45pm Free

    Keble College, Blackhall Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PG

    ...ox.ac.uk...

    Theatre, Lectures, This Week

    Wednesday 4th May 2016 Hide

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    Tristram Wyatt & Sexing up human pheromones: how a corporation created a myth Skeptics in the Pub

    The "human pheromones" myth has roped in many scientists as well as the general public.

    7.30PM Free

    St Aldate's Tavern, 108 St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BU, Mon - Wed: 11.30am - 11pm Thu - Fri: 11.30am - midnight Sat: 11am - midnight Sun: 11am - 11pm

    oxford.skepticsinthepub.org Email Me

    Pubs, Meeting, Lectures, Science, This Week

    Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book Blackwell's Bookshop

    Emma Smith discusses the biography of a book, the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays.

    7pm £3

    Blackwells Bookshop, 48-51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ

    ...blackwell.co.uk... Email Me 01865 333623

    Booking advised by 04 May 2016

    Lectures, Books, Shakespeare, This Week

    Lorna Casselton Memorial Lecture 2016 St Cross College, University of Oxford

    "Global Challenges in Modern Medicine and in Revealing the Origin of Life"

    5-6 pm Free

    Andrew Wiles Building (Mathematical Institute), Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG

    ...ox.ac.uk...

    Must book by 02 May 2016 Book tickets

    Family Friendly, Lectures, Science, This Week

    Global Challenges in Modern Medicine and in Revealing the Origin of Life

    Given by Professor Ada Yonath, Nobel Laureate.

    5-6pm Free

    Andrew Wiles Building (Mathematical Institute), Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865288028

    Lectures, This Week

    Lecture: Sod 70! The guide to living well in middle age and beyond Oxford Brookes University

    Sir Muir Gray will explain how the steps you take in late middle age can help you to live a longer.

    6-7pm Free

    John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane Site, Oxford OX3 0BP

    www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/events/ Email Me 01865 484846

    Must book by 04 May 2016

    Lectures, Health, This Week

    In Other Words: Literature and Theology. Week 1: Paul S. Fiddes University Church of St Mary the Virgin

    Professor Fiddes on mystery, revelation and imagination in literature and theology. All welcome.

    6.45 Free

    Old Library, University Church, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ

    ...ox.ac.uk... Email Me 01865279111

    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Poetry, Books, This Week

    Peaceland: Conflict resolution and the everyday politics of international intervention

    Speaker: Severine Autesserre, Associate Professor of Political Science, specializing in international relations and African studies, at Barnard College, Columbia University.

    5-6.30pm Free

    Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3TB

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 281720

    Lectures, This Week

    Thursday 5th May 2016 Hide

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    Base and Superstructure in Pyramid-age Egypt Oxford Communist Corresponding Society

    Public meeting: twenty minute introductory talk, one hour discussion. All welcome.

    7.30-9pm Free

    Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP

    communistcorrespondingsociety.org Email Me

    No need to book!

    Lectures, This Week, History, Politics

    Thursday Lunchtime Talks at St Giles - The Gift of Meditation Oxford Centre for Spiritual Growth

    Light sitting in Light: Zen Practice by Sandie Chubb

    12.30pm retiring collection

    St Giles' Church, 10 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HA

    www.ocsg.uk.net/ Email Me

    Lectures, Worship, This Week

    ''What Do They Teach Children These Days?' by Dr Simon Walker Oxford U3A

    2-3.15pm £2 (free for members)

    Rewley House, Dept. of Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA

    u3aoxford.org.uk/ Email Me

    Lectures, Education, This Week

    Cristian Aliaga, The Foreign Passion and Antropofagos en las islas. Sub-Faculty of Spanish, University of Oxford

    Poetry reading and lecture: Argentine and British poetry in translation.

    5-7pm Free

    Taylorian Institute Lecture Theatre, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3NA

    Email Me 01865 281193

    No need to book!

    Lectures, Poetry, This Week

    Goethe's Vision of Nature Abingdon Anglo-German Club

    Poetry, science and a remarkable mind. By Alex Murrell, Head of Physics, Wynstones School, Gloucs.

    7.30-9pm £7

    Abbey Chapel, Checker Walk, Abingdon OX14 3JB

    www.abingdonagc.wordpress.com Email Me 01235 533887

    Lectures, This Week

    Poland: Internationalism, Nationalism and Challenges of the International Environment

    Aleksander Smolar is President of the Stefan Batory Foundation in Warsaw (established by American financier and philanthropist George Soros) and former adviser to Polish Prime Ministers.

    5.30pm Free

    Pembroke College, 37 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1DW, Not usually open to visitors.

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 610952

    Lectures, This Week

    How can we achieve a sustainable future for the global oceans?

    The lecture will introduce the work of the Oxford Martin Programme on Sustainable Oceans and its novel approach.

    5-6.30pm Free

    Oxford Martin School, Old Indian Institute, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 616593

    Lectures, This Week

    Keble ASC Annual Lecture: 'Rethinking Easter Island's Mysterious Past' Keble College Advanced Studies Centre

    Prof Terry Hunt (U of Oregon) on the archaeology and incredible prehistoric success of Easter Island

    5pm Free

    O’Reilly Lecture Theatre

    www.keble-asc.com/

    No need to book!

    Museum, Eco, Nature, Lectures, This Week

    TheatreThursday 5th May 2016 Hide

    The Reading Machine OutBurst 2016

    Interactive exhibition

    8pm-9pm Free

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    www.brookes.ac.uk/outburst/

    Theatre, Exhibition, Lectures, Festival, OX4, Science, This Week

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    A Band Of Brothers - Oxford Introduction Evenings A Band Of Brothers

    Inspirational men aged over 28 needed to step up in service to mentor troubled younger men.

    7.30-9.30pm Free

    Sixth Form Centre, The Oxford Academy, Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 6JZ

    abandofbrothers.org.uk/ Email Me

    Must book by 05 May 2016 Book tickets

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