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    Containing... Pitt Rivers Museum Sun 1 Feb: 10am - 4.30am

    Catholic Families: Theology, Practice and Evangelisation Pembroke College Fri 6 Mar: 5 - 7am

    'The Short Hot Summer': the August Riots of 2011 Ruskin College Thu 12 Feb: 7pm

    Last chance to book for

    Burns Night Ceilidh
    Book by Mon, 2 February

    (Starts Sat, 7 February)

    Wheel building
    Book by Tue, 3 February

    (Starts Wed, 4 February)

    Cherwell Students play Chopin (and Debussy, Vivaldi and Gershwin)
    Book by Tue, 3 February

    (Starts Wed, 4 February)

    World Cancer Day Gala Concert
    Book by Tue, 3 February

    (Starts Wed, 4 February)

    Hatha Yoga, with Ann Haggar
    Book by Tue, 3 February

    (Starts Mon, 2 February)

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    Sunday 1st February 2015 Hide

    CinemaSunday 1st February 2015 Hide

    TS Eliot Lecture Theatre (Merton College)Sunday 1st February 2015 Hide

    Charity Screening for Oxfam of award winning Film 'Lakshmi' Oxford University Indian Society and Asian Circle

    Lakshmi is the true story of a beautiful 14 year old girl whose life takes a tragic turn. Running Time 104mins, Language: Hindi with English subtitles, Cert: 15.

    Film: 1 pm -3 pm/Panel and Reception: 3 -5 pm Public: £8 / Students: £3

    Cinema, Exhibition, Meeting, Lectures, Today, This Week

    Monday 2nd February 2015 Hide

    LecturesMonday 2nd February 2015 Hide

    Metaphysics and experience

    With Mark Wynn, Professor of Philosophy and Religion (University of Leeds).

    5 - 6.15pm Free.

    Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (2) 70797

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week, Religion

    Children and the Internet

    With Professor Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics.

    6 - 7.15pm free.

    Green Templeton College, Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HG, Visitors by appointment only.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/children-and-internet 274787

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    An Exploration of the Multidimensional Poverty of Women at Household and Individual Level

    Everyone is welcome, and a complimentary sandwich lunch is available.

    1 - 2pm Free.

    Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 71528

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    Study of Buddhist nunnery schools in Myanmar, research question to impact case Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    a talk by Dr Hiroko Kawanama, Lancaster University

    5:30pm Free. All welcome.

    St Peter's College, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DL

    www.ocbs.org/ Email Me 01865 274098

    No need to book!

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week, Buddhism, Religion

    State of Play

    David Edgar outlines the story of new writing in postwar British theatre and the growth of the anti-writer trend since the 1990s.

    5 - 6.30pm Free.

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

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/state-play

    Theatre, Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    David Constantine & Carys Davies The Woodstock Bookshop

    Reading and discussion of their work by two outstanding writers of short stories.

    7pm £5

    The Woodstock Bookshop, 23 Oxford Street, Woodstock OX20 1TH

    www.woodstockbookshop.co.uk info@woodstockbookshop.co.uk 01993 812760

    Must book by 01 Feb 2015

    Lectures, Books, Tomorrow, This Week

    Tuesday 3rd February 2015 Hide

    LecturesTuesday 3rd February 2015 Hide

    Water Scarcity and Drought Management

    Introducing a risk-based approach to inform management decisions and prepare households.

    5.30 - 7.30pm Free.

    School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 285535

    Nature, Lectures, Science, This Week

    The Importance of Being Personal: Political History and Life

    With Professor Peter Hennessy. Booking not required.

    5.30 - 7pm Free.

    Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UD, Open to the public during daylight hours. Free admission.

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 274100

    Lectures, This Week, History, Politics

    Dying for an iPhone: The Hidden Struggle of China's Workers

    Booking essential. Please email your name and affiliation to events@oii.ox.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1865 287210.

    4.30 - 6pm Free.

    Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JS

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865287210

    Lectures, This Week

    Christian Monasticism and Islamic Responses Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies

    Dr Robin Gibbons, Regent's Park Oxford, speaks about monasticism and Islamic responses

    2.30-4pm Free

    The Song School, 109a Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH

    cmcsoxford.org.uk/ Email Me 01865 613440

    Lectures, This Week

    Wednesday 4th February 2015 Hide

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    Volunteering with the Museum of Oxford - Want to find out more? Museum of Oxford

    Meet volunteers and staff, hear about volunteering and have a go yourself!

    10.30am-12.30pm Free

    Museum of Oxford: Explore Oxford Galleries, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sundays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

    www.museumofoxford.org museum@oxford.gov.uk 01865252334

    Museum, Lectures, Volunteer, This Week, Tours

    How Playwrights Work

    What do playwrights actually get up to at their desks?

    5 - 6.30pm Free.

    Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/how-playwrights-work

    Theatre, Lectures, This Week

    Climate Change Policies and Innovation in Clean Technologies

    Third Seminar in the 'Paris and Beyond' Series.

    5 - 6.15pm Free.

    School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 614 966

    Nature, Lectures, Science, This Week

    20th Century Churches in Oxford Tea and Talks

    David Boswell returns to bring his virtual tour of Oxfordshire's churches up to date.

    1.30-3.30 (talk 1.45-2.45) £1 including tea and cake

    St Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford OX2 6TN

    www.smi-oxford.org.uk/

    Lectures, This Week, History

    One Century - Three Polands (Museum of the History of Polish Jews) OPA

    Annual Lecture, details as on attached poster

    5pm Free

    Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road OX2 6JF

    Email Me 07825414000

    No need to book!

    Museum, Meeting, Lectures, This Week

    Equality, Justice and Living Longer

    With Dr Anthony Farrant. Booking not required.

    12.30 - 2pm Free

    Oxford Institute Of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PR

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 612810

    Lectures, This Week

    The Publisher: Finance, Distribution and Marketing

    With Antony Griffiths (Former Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum).

    5 - 6pm free

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (2)86830

    Lectures, This Week

    Entering through the Back Door: China's Interests in South East Europe

    Discussion with John Farnell, Former European Commissioner.

    12.30 - 2pm Free.

    European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HR

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 274537

    Lectures, This Week, Politics

    Reputation, consequences and empowerment Oxford Brookes University

    Henry Ashworth will be examining business as a force for good in improving public health.

    6pm - 7pm Free

    Oxford Brookes, JHB Lecture Theatre, Headington

    www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/events/ Email Me 01865 484864

    Must book by 04 Feb 2015 Book tickets

    Lectures, Health, This Week

    ArtWednesday 4th February 2015 Hide

    The Factory Floor: Tapestry

    Modern Art Oxford invites craftspeople to demonstrate their skills. This week, Jennifer Bennett demonstrates small, one-off tapestries.

    2-5pm Free.

    Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Tues-Sat: 11am-6pm. Sun: 12-5pm. Closed Monday

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    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Art, This Week

    Thursday 5th February 2015 Hide

    LecturesThursday 5th February 2015 Hide

    Talking About Paranoia and Voices, a free talk by Professor Daniel Freeman, 5th Feb 2015, The Mill, Cowley Road - Mind

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    A talk by Professor Daniel Freeman, University of Oxford plus panel discussion

    7-8.30pm Donations welcome

    The Mill, 46 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1HZ

    www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk Email Me 01865 263210

    No need to book!

    Meeting, Lectures, Oxford University, This Week, Wellbeing

    FameLab Oxford Heats Science Oxford

    Book your FREE tickets now to see the new science talent on the Oxford block.

    7 - 9pm Free

    St Aldate's Tavern, 108 St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BU

    ...scienceoxford.com... Email Me 01865 810021

    Booking advised by 12 Feb 2015

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    Competition, Lectures, Comedy, Science, This Week

    Wytham Woods: trees, man and other mammals

    Nigel Fisher discusses the woods' badgers, bats, small mammals and deer.

    7pm Free

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

    Nature, Lectures, This Week

    Thursday Lunchtime Talks at St Giles - The Wisdom of the Mystics Oxford Centre for Spiritual Growth

    A series of talks by influential speakers on mystics from the Desert Fathers to Dante.

    12.30pm Free (retiring collection)

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

    www.ocsg.uk.net/ Email Me

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    Lectures, Worship, This Week, Religion

    Human Search Engine

    Inspiring, surprising and perception-changing conversations with people who have real experience of mental health problems

    2pm-5pm Free

    The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ, Shop and gallery open 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday. OFS Venue for gigs/theatre open whenever there's an event.

    Theatre, Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Lectures, Health, This Week

    Social Support for Mental Health: Talks and Book Launch Hosted by Tandem and Restore, Oxford

    Talks on promoting better mental health through social support. Refreshments available.

    5:30-7:30pm talks start at 6:00pm Free

    Restore & Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, off Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1YH

    eventbrite.co.uk/event/15141471549/ Email Me 01865 724225

    Booking advised by 04 Feb 2015

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

    Difficult conversations: 10 steps to becoming a tackler not a dodger

    With Clive Lewis OBE (Globis Mediation Group).

    4 - 5.30pm Free.

    Oxford Learning Institute, Suite 3, Littlegate House, 16/17 St Ebbes, Oxford OX1 1PT, Term time: Monday- Friday 9.00 am- 5.00 pm Vacation: Monday - Friday 9.00 am- 5.00 pm

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (2)86811

    Lectures, This Week

    Translating climate science into climate policy

    Is the IPCC model of being “policy relevant, not policy prescriptive” working? With Professor Myles Allen.

    5 - 6.30pm free

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

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

    Lectures, This Week

    Poles, Jews & History OPA

    Poles, Jews & History Introduction to POLIN

    8.15 pm - 10 pm Free

    Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1DW

    Email Me 07825414000

    No need to book!

    Museum, Lectures, This Week

    Tudor Polyphony then and now: Reflections on a revival by Sally Dunkley Wolfson College Music Society

    The joys & challenges of performing early music with live examples and historic recordings

    6-7pm Free

    Wolfson College Auditorium, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD, Term-time and vacation availability.

    www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/ Email Me 01865 274081

    No need to book!

    Lectures, This Week

    (In)securities and Resilience in the Lives of Russian Rural Elders

    With Professor Rebecca Kay.

    12.30 - 2pm Free.

    Oxford Institute Of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PR

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 612810

    Lectures, This Week

    TheatreThursday 5th February 2015 Hide

    Time to Talk Day! Free cuppa and conversation with The Human Search Engine Oxfordshire Mind

    Fun event with talks, free cafe and conversations to d-estigmatise mental health

    2-5pm Free

    The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ

    ...oldfirestation.org.uk... mina.katouzian@gmail.com 01865 263980

    No need to book!

    Theatre, Meeting, Lectures, This Week, Wellbeing

    ArtThursday 5th February 2015 Hide

    The Factory Floor: Tapestry

    Modern Art Oxford invites craftspeople to demonstrate their skills. This week, Jennifer Bennett demonstrates small, one-off tapestries.

    2-5pm Free.

    Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Tues-Sat: 11am-6pm. Sun: 12-5pm. Closed Monday

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    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Art, This Week

    Friday 6th February 2015 Hide

    LecturesFriday 6th February 2015 Hide

    How Playwrights Collaborate

    A conversation with playwrights Howard Brenton and Bryony Lavery.

    5 - 6.30pm Free.

    Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

    ...ox.ac.uk...

    Theatre, Lectures, This Week

    Parent Infant Psychotherapy against the odds Oxford Parent Infant Project

    Can change be achieved with parents who self-medicate with alcohol and drugs - Jo Tucker

    1-3pm £20/10 concessions

    Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW

    www.oxpip.org.uk info@oxpip.org.uk 01865 778034

    Booking advised by 05 Feb 2015 Book tickets

    Lectures, Health, Education, This Week

    Being A Composer

    With Errollyn Wallen, is singer, composer, and musician.

    5 - 6pm Free.

    Mansfield College, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TF, Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm. Admission free.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/being-composer 01865 282894

    Lectures, This Week

    The English people at war in the age of Henry VIII: Towns and villages

    With Dr Steven Gunn, of Merton College.

    5 - 6pm free

    Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (6)15008

    Lectures, This Week, History, War

    ArtFriday 6th February 2015 Hide

    The Factory Floor: Tapestry

    Modern Art Oxford invites craftspeople to demonstrate their skills. This week, Jennifer Bennett demonstrates small, one-off tapestries.

    2-5pm Free.

    Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Tues-Sat: 11am-6pm. Sun: 12-5pm. Closed Monday

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    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Art, This Week

    Saturday 7th February 2015 Hide

    LecturesSaturday 7th February 2015 Hide

    Plays for Today?

    Critic Michael Billington, playwright Rachel De-lahay, theatremaker Chris Goode, and academic Liz Tomlin discuss with David Edgar.

    5 - 7pm Free.

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

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/plays-today

    Theatre, Lectures, This Week

    ArtSaturday 7th February 2015 Hide

    The Factory Floor: Tapestry

    Modern Art Oxford invites craftspeople to demonstrate their skills. This week, Jennifer Bennett demonstrates small, one-off tapestries.

    2-5pm Free.

    Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Tues-Sat: 11am-6pm. Sun: 12-5pm. Closed Monday

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    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Art, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsSaturday 7th February 2015 Hide

    The Writer in the Garden

    The relationship between famous poets, novelists, playwrights and their gardens.

    10am - 4pm £60

    University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane OX1 4AZ, May - Aug: daily 9am - 6pm Sep - Oct: daily 9am - 5pm Nov - Feb: daily 9am - 4pm Mar - Apr: daily 9am - 5pm

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/writer-garden 01865 286690

    Nature, Gardens, Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Poetry, This Week