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  • Reclaim the Power, Mass Action Camp 2015, Near Didcot Power Station, May 29th - June 2nd  
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    Billie Holiday tribute and dinner Iffley Blue Restaurant Sat 6 Jun: 6.30

    Life Drawing Dean Court Community Centre Mon 25 May: 7pm - 9pm

    Hertford College Music Society Concert: Waltz Under a Paper Moon St Mary the Virgin, University Church Mon 25 May: 7:30 pm

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    Tour: Wadworth's Historic Brewery
    Book by Mon, 25 May

    (Starts Tue, 26 May)

    Free Creative Computing
    Book by Mon, 25 May

    (Starts Wed, 27 May)

    Vulcan / Hephaestus; God of the Blacksmiths
    Book by Mon, 25 May

    (Starts Wed, 27 May)

    Hunting, chess, music and murder: A Medieval life at Barentins Manor
    Book by Mon, 25 May

    (Starts Wed, 27 May)

    My Tin Time Machine
    Book by Mon, 25 May

    (Starts Thu, 28 May)

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    A Living Legacy: Ibn 'Arabi in Today's World Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society , Oxford

    32nd International Symposium examining the thought and work of the great Andalusian.

    9 am-6 pm £95 wkd /£35 for students/£55 one day

    St Anne's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HS

    ibnarabisociety.org/events.html Email Me 01865 245841

    Must book by 22 May 2015 Book tickets

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    'A Congregation of Naughty Men?' Worship and Fellowship at Pusey House Somerville College Chapel

    Talk by Sam Aldred accompanied by music from the Somerville College Choir.

    6pm Free

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

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

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    That precious legacy: Vaughan Williams and Essex Folksong English Music Festival

    A talk by Sue Cubbins, prior to this evening's concert in Dorchester Abbey.

    5.00pm £4

    Dorchester Village Hall, 7 Queen Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon. OX10 7HR

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk

    Lectures, Festival, Classical Music, Today, This Week

    ArtSunday 24th May 2015 Hide

    Shifting Sands: Hybrid Rituals & Symbols in Contemporary Culture Modern Art Oxford

    An exhibition of works by Serena Korda and Dr. Lakra.

    12pm-5pm Free

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

    www.modernartoxford.org.uk/events/ Email Me 01865 813813

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    ClassesSunday 24th May 2015 Hide

    Back to Basics - Islamic Knowledge for Adults Brothers & Sisters AICP

    Basic Islamic Knowledge for Adults Brothers & Sisters. Learn about your Obligations.

    6-7pm Free

    Asian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way, Oxford OX4 1GH

    07701337049

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    Monday 25th May 2015 Hide

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    The Real Terrorism Threat Facing the West and What to Do About It

    Booking not required.

    5 - 6.30pm Free

    St Antony's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6JF, Visits by appointment only.

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (2)74531

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week, Politics, Religion

    Caution, Religion! The Post-Soviet Art Wars St Antony's College

    A talk by Professor Anya Bernstein, Dept of Anthropology, Harvard University

    5-7pm Free

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

    www.sant.ox.ac.uk/events Email Me 01865284776

    Lectures, Art, Tomorrow, This Week, Russian, Anthropology

    An Unexpected Genre English Music Festival

    A talk by Rupert Marshall-Luck, prior to this evening's concert in Dorchester Abbey.

    5.00pm £4

    Dorchester Village Hall, 7 Queen Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon. OX10 7HR

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk

    Lectures, Festival, Classical Music, Tomorrow, This Week

    ArtMonday 25th May 2015 Hide

    Shifting Sands: Hybrid Rituals & Symbols in Contemporary Culture Modern Art Oxford

    An exhibition of works by Serena Korda and Dr. Lakra.

    Closed Free

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

    www.modernartoxford.org.uk/events/ Email Me 01865 813813

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    Tuesday 26th May 2015 Hide

    LecturesTuesday 26th May 2015 Hide

    Bob Harris in Conversation Blackwell's Bookshop

    Legendary 'Whispering' Bob Harris will be in conversation David Freeman about his new book

    7pm £3

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

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

    Booking advised by 26 May 2015

    Lectures, Books, Music, This Week

    John Wesley Lecture 2015 Lincoln College/Oxford Brookes' OCMCH

    Professor Jonathan Clark (University of Kansas) will speak on 'John Wesley and Jacobitism'

    5 pm Free to attend

    Lincoln College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DR, Mon-Fri 14.00-17.00, Sat-Sun 11.00-17.00. Admission free.

    www.lincoln.ox.ac.uk/-Wesley-Lecture Email Me 01865 488455

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    Javier Cercas: The Man Who Says No

    This lecture will discuss the public role of the intellectual nowadays.

    5.30 - 7pm Free

    St Anne's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HS, Daily 9am - 5pm. Admission free.

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 610411

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    The British Empire and the Outbreak of the American Revolution

    With Andrew O'Shaughnessy (University of Virginia).

    4pm Free

    Rothermere American Institute, 1a South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB

    ...ox.ac.uk... 82705

    Lectures, This Week, History, Politics

    Which health technologies, at what price and for whom?

    Estimating the cost-effectiveness threshold for NICE and the NHS.

    1 - 2pm Free.

    Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF

    ...ox.ac.uk... 289273

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    The ‘German Erato' revisited Friends of the Bodleian

    Discussion of German songs (ca. 1800) with performance by members of Caf€ Mozart!

    1pm Free (or pre-book wine and sandwiches: £7)

    Convocation House, Bodleian Library, Oxford

    ...ox.ac.uk... Email Me 01865 277234

    Booking advised by 22 May 2015

    Lectures, Music, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsTuesday 26th May 2015 Hide

    Tuesday Writer's Workshop

    Inspiring and fun sessions covering novel, short story writing, editing and publishing, with Sara Banerji, experienced creative writing tutor.

    11am to 1pm £10

    The Slug And Lettuce, 1 Oxford Castle, New Road, Oxford OX1 1AY, Mon-Wed: 11am - 12am; Thu: 11am - 1am; Fri-Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 11am - 12am

    www.sarabanerji.com Email Me 01865 251250

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    Beehive Making Workshop and Talk

    Come along to get a hands-on experience of how to build your own beehive, to learn more about beekeeping, and to get an insight into the secret and exciting lives of bees.

    6.30pm £3.50

    Turl Street Kitchen, 16-17 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DH, 8am - midnight 8am - 1am 9am - 6pm Check website; often open until 3am at busy times Breakfast from 8am Lunch: noon - 3pm Dinner: 6.30 - 10pm Sunday lunch: noon - 4pm Coffee served all day

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    ArtTuesday 26th May 2015 Hide

    Shifting Sands: Hybrid Rituals & Symbols in Contemporary Culture Modern Art Oxford

    An exhibition of works by Serena Korda and Dr. Lakra.

    11am-6pm Free

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

    www.modernartoxford.org.uk/events/ Email Me 01865 813813

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    Wednesday 27th May 2015 Hide

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    Oxford Energy Perspectives Conference Said Business School, Oxford University

    A conference with talks from some of the UK's top energy experts.

    1:30 pm to 7:30 pm £12 for students, £15 for alumni, £20 for public

    Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP

    www.oxfordenergyperspectives.co.uk/ Email Me 07477293537

    Booking advised by 27 May 2015 Book tickets

    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Conference, This Week

    Global policy for IDPs: a parallel process?

    Booking not required.

    5 - 6.30pm Free

    Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

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

    Lectures, This Week, Politics

    Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars

    Author Chris Woods gives an exposé of the world of drone warfare.

    5 - 6.30pm Free

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

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

    Lectures, American, This Week, Politics, War

    In Numbers- Maths and Music University Church of St Mary Virgin

    panel discussion- Andrew Ker and Jamshid Derakhshan

    7-8pm Free

    Old Library, University Church

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

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    Lectures, Music, This Week

    ArtWednesday 27th May 2015 Hide

    Shifting Sands: Hybrid Rituals & Symbols in Contemporary Culture Modern Art Oxford

    An exhibition of works by Serena Korda and Dr. Lakra.

    11am-6pm Free

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

    www.modernartoxford.org.uk/events/ Email Me 01865 813813

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    Courses and WorkshopsWednesday 27th May 2015 Hide

    World of Wine: Italy, Spain & Portugal Evening Tasting (Part 4 of World course) Oxford Chelt Wine School

    Tutored tasting of 7 wines from well-known and up-and-coming wine regions of South Europe

    7 - 9pm £27 (less if you subscribe to 8 week course!)

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

    www.oxfordcheltwineschool.com info@oxfordcheltwineschool.com 01865 238042

    Must book by 26 May 2015 Book tickets

    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Lectures, This Week, Wine

    Thursday 28th May 2015 Hide

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    Glimpses of the Divine Oxford Centre for Spiritual Growthh

    Thursday Lunchtime Talks at St Giles - Talks on the theme of 'Some Personal Encounters', by influential speakers.

    12.30 - 1.30 Free

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

    www.ocsg.uk.net/ Email Me

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    Lectures, Worship, This Week

    21st Century Nation-Building: Israel and the Arab Nations Oxford U3A

    Lecture by John D. A. Levy.

    2pm Visitors £2; free for Oxford U3A members

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

    u3aoxford.org.uk/ Email Me

    Lectures, This Week, Politics

    Marks of Genius at Blackwell's: Ros Barber on Christopher Marlow Blackwell's Bookshop

    The first in a series of events to celebrate the Marks of Genius exhibition.

    7pm Free

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

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

    Booking advised by 28 May 2015

    Lectures, Books, This Week

    A View From North America: Leadership In Uncertain Times

    Canada's 18th Prime Minister discusses the requirments of leadership.

    6pm Free

    Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (2)88716

    Lectures, This Week, Politics

    Historical cross-border relocations in the Pacific

    Lessons for planned relocations in the context of climate change.

    1 - 2pm Free

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865281724

    Nature, Lectures, This Week, Politics

    Discipline and workplace learning in practice: an exploratory study of academic work

    Dr Janice Malcolm (University of Kent)

    4 - 4.45pm 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, Education, This Week

    A wealthy, healthy planet: creating green economic growth

    How can the human economy become more sustainable in the face of a rapidly changing climate?

    5 - 6.30pm free

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

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

    Eco, Lectures, Science, This Week

    Morphology of dissent Oxford Communist Corresponding Society

    Public meeting. Talk & discussion. Speaker—Dr Maidul Islam, Presidency University, Kolkata

    7.30-9pm Free

    The Mitre (upstairs function room), 17 High Street, Oxford OX1 4AG

    communistcorrespondingsociety.org Email Me

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    Lectures, This Week, Politics

    MeetingThursday 28th May 2015 Hide

    Oxford Isis Toastmasters - Public Speaking and Leadership Oxford Isis Speakers Club

    Club for public speaking, leadership and confidence building

    7-9 Free for first session

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

    www.oxford-isisspeakers.co.uk/ Email Me 0772 3475708

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    ArtThursday 28th May 2015 Hide

    Shifting Sands: Hybrid Rituals & Symbols in Contemporary Culture Modern Art Oxford

    An exhibition of works by Serena Korda and Dr. Lakra.

    11am-6pm Free

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

    www.modernartoxford.org.uk/events/ Email Me 01865 813813

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    ClassesThursday 28th May 2015 Hide

    Basic Essential of Islam According to Hanafiyy Madh-hab for Brothers & Sisters Central Oxford Mosque

    Basic Islamic Knowledge Classes for Adults according to Hanafiyy Madh-hab for All

    7-8pm Free

    Central Oxford Mosque (East Oxford), Manzil Way, Oxford OX4 1DJ

    07701337049

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    Friday 29th May 2015 Hide

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    The Pre-Raphaelites: Visions of the Past

    How Pre-Raphaelite associations contributed to the Art Nouveau movement.

    2 - 3pm £5 (£4)

    Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (2)78285

    Lectures, This Week

    President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

    President of Latvia (1999-2007), will talk about her life and career.

    5.30pm Free

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (2)74100

    Lectures, This Week, Politics

    MeetingFriday 29th May 2015 Hide

    Reclaim the Power, Mass Action Camp 2015, Near Didcot Power Station, May 29th - June 2nd

    Reviews

    12-10.30pm

    Near Didcot Power Station

    www.nodashforgas.org.uk/

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    ArtFriday 29th May 2015 Hide

    Shifting Sands: Hybrid Rituals & Symbols in Contemporary Culture Modern Art Oxford

    An exhibition of works by Serena Korda and Dr. Lakra.

    11am-6pm Free

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

    www.modernartoxford.org.uk/events/ Email Me 01865 813813

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    Talk: Lynn Hershman Leeson with Achim Borchardt Hume Modern Art Oxford

    Lynn Hershman Leeson will be joined by Achim Borchardt-Hume, Tate Modern.

    6.00 pm-7.00 pm Free

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

    Website Email Me 01865722733

    Must book by 29 May 2015 Book tickets

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    Saturday 30th May 2015 Hide

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    Cleopatra: the Wickedest Woman in History?

    Looking at her life, and controversial death, to uncover the truth.

    2 - 3pm £5 (£4)

    Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (2)78285

    Lectures, This Week, History

    From Semaphore Flags to Telephones

    Dr Elizabeth Bruton discusses signalling at Gallipoli during World War One.

    2.30pm Free

    Museum of the History of Science, Old Ashmolean Building, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, 12-5pm Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat, 2-5pm Sun.

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 287406

    Lectures, This Week, History

    MeetingSaturday 30th May 2015 Hide

    Reclaim the Power, Mass Action Camp 2015, Near Didcot Power Station, May 29th - June 2nd

    Reviews

    7.30am - 11pm

    Near Didcot Power Station

    www.nodashforgas.org.uk/

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    ArtSaturday 30th May 2015 Hide

    Shifting Sands: Hybrid Rituals & Symbols in Contemporary Culture Modern Art Oxford

    An exhibition of works by Serena Korda and Dr. Lakra.

    11am-6pm Free

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

    www.modernartoxford.org.uk/events/ Email Me 01865 813813

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    Sports and FitnessSaturday 30th May 2015 Hide

    Centre for Rehabilitation Open Day Oxford Brookes University

    The event will showcase the work of the Centre with activities, talks, demos & workshops.

    10.00-16.00 Free

    JHB Lecture Theatre & Union Square, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    ...brookes.ac.uk... Email Me +44 (0) 1865 483833

    Booking advised by 29 May 2015

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