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  • EU Referendum Debate - Thu 26 May, 6.30pm  

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    Zootropolis [PG] Vue Cinema Sat 28 May: 11.35am

    X-Men: Apocalypse [12A] (3D) Vue Cinema Sat 28 May: 11.30pm

    X-Men: Apocalypse [12A] (2D) Vue Cinema Fri 27 May: 2.15, 7.40, 8.30, 9.45pm

    Last chance to book for

    Fun Performing Arts Classes for Adults
    Book by Wed, 25 May

    (Starts Thu, 26 May)

    Light Show
    Book by Wed, 25 May

    (Starts Wed, 25 May)

    Oxford Kayak Tour
    Book by Wed, 25 May

    (Starts Sat, 28 May)

    Sensing Culture: A Tour for Blind & Partially Sighted Visitors
    Book by Wed, 25 May

    (Starts Thu, 26 May)

    Helen Dunmore 'Exposure'
    Book by Wed, 25 May

    (Starts Wed, 25 May)

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    Wednesday 25th May 2016 Hide

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    The 50 Billion Dollar Man at the University of Oxford Dan Peña

    Cost: FREE May 25, 2016 Trinity College, University of Oxford

    6-7.30pm Free

    Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BH, Mon - Fri: 9am - 12.15pm & 1.30pm - 4pm
    Sat - Sun (term time) 1pm- 4pm.
    Sat - Sun (vacation) 9.30am - 4pm or dusk (Spring and Summer only).
    Adults 2, concessions 1.

    ...danpena.com... craig@guthriecastle.com 01241 828691

    Must book by 24 May 2016

    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Today, This Week

    Helen Dunmore 'Exposure' Blackwell's Bookshop

    Award-winning author Helen Dunmore will be discussing her new novel 'Exposure'.

    7-8pm 3

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

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

    Booking advised by 25 May 2016

    Lectures, Books, Today, This Week

    Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture: Intercity Interaction at the Dawn of Sumerian Civilisation

    Roger Matthews looks at some of the most tantalising documents from ancient Mesopotamia that help to illuminate a crucial period in history.

    5.30-6.30pm Free

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 278020

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    Lost in Translation: The Rise of Translated Literature in Publishing The Society of Young Publishers

    A discussion on international fiction with Meike Ziervogel, Patrick McGuinness and Nicola Smalley.

    7pm 3 (Free for members)

    Jesus College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DW, 2pm - 4.30pm daily. Adults 2, concessions 1.

    Website Email Me

    No need to book!

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

    Fundraising Film Night with Al Murray Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

    Comedian Al Murray and his father Ingram discuss the Battle of Arnhem before a screening of 'Theirs is the Glory'.

    6.45pm 28

    Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street, Woodstock. OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm Sun: 2pm-5pm

    Website 01993 810 210

    Book tickets

    Cinema, Meeting, Lectures, Charity, Today, This Week

    Marjorie Reeves Annual Memorial Lecture Historical Association: Oxford Branch

    Prof Senia Paseta will talk on "Suffrage, Citizenship and Nationhood in Ireland, 1912-1918".

    8pm-9.15pm 2

    History Faculty, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    In Other Words: Literature and Theology. Week 4: Susanne Sklar University Church of St Mary the Virgin

    Lecture on William Blake's Visionary Christianity. All welcome.

    6.45pm Free

    Old Library, University Church, OX1 4BJ

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 279111

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

    Thursday 26th May 2016 Hide

    LecturesThursday 26th May 2016 Hide

    Being a Priestess of the Goddess: Feminist Spirituality & the Divine Feminine Oxford Feminist Network (OFN)

    A talk by Tressy Driver of London Goddess Temple, supported by OFN. Meeting held in St Aldates' room

    7.30-8.30pm Free admission

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

    Email Me

    Book tickets

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

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

    Mindfulness within Buddhism by Chris Cullen

    12.30pm retiring collection

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

    www.ocsg.uk.net/ Email Me

    Lectures, Worship, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Lusitania Story - The Loss of a Great Liner in World War I, by Dr Paul Brown 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, Tomorrow, This Week, History

    Conscientious Objectors, Then and Now Various Oxford peace groups

    Hannah Brock, Symon Hill & Annette Bygott on war resisters today and during WWI in UK & Germany.

    7.30pm Free

    New Road Baptist Church, Bonn Square, Oxford OX11LQ

    www.for.org.uk/events/peacemakers16/ Email Me 01865 251421

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week, Politics, War

    'Our shared world: reconciling individual need and collective responsibility' - panel discussion

    Some of Oxford's leading thinkers on how to manage global commons and shared resources address the tension between individual rationality and collective responsibility.

    5-6.30pm Free

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

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

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    Not Yet Human: the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis Oxford Communist Corresponding Society

    Public meeting. Twenty minute talk, one hour discussion. All welcome.

    7.30-9pm Free

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

    communistcorrespondingsociety.org Email Me

    No need to book!

    Lectures, Science, Tomorrow, This Week, Politics

    MeetingThursday 26th May 2016 Hide

    EU Referendum Debate

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    With speakers: David Owen, former UK foreign secretary, Michael Forsyth, former Secretary of State of Scotland and Anne Cremin, Oxford Undergraduate Lib Dem representative.

    6.30pm Free

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

    Meeting, Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week, Politics

    Another Europe is Possible Another Europe is Possible

    Oxford launch meeting.

    7.30pm Free

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

    www.facebook.com/events/1772767649609576/ Email Me

    Meeting, Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    ArtThursday 26th May 2016 Hide

    What's Important: Art & Community with Alistair Hudson

    The next in a series of lectures on the ways arts organisations contribute to society.

    7-9pm Free

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

    Website Email Me 01865 722733

    Booking advised by 25 May 2016 Book tickets

    Exhibition, Lectures, Art, Tomorrow, This Week

    Portraits of Julia Margaret Cameron

    Study room talk with Caroline Palmer, Print Room Assistant

    3.45pm Free (booking required)

    Randolph Sculpture Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH

    Lectures, Photography, Art, Tomorrow, This Week

    Friday 27th May 2016 Hide

    LecturesFriday 27th May 2016 Hide

    The State and Banned Speech: The Victorian Invention of Censorship and the New Censors of Today

    Dr Naomi Wolf - author, journalist, activist, former political advisor to Al Gore and Bill Clinton, and co-founder of DailyClout.com.

    5-6pm Free

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

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

    Lectures, This Week

    Science, Art & Spirituality: Exploring Fields of Human Endeavour Churn Churches/Ian Ramsey Ctr/Diamond Light Source

    A panel discussion between experts on the relationship between science, art and spirituality.

    7.30pm Free

    Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

    www.churnchurches.co.uk/science-missioner Email Me

    Must book by 26 May 2016 Book tickets

    Lectures, This Week

    English Music Festival

    Pre-concert talk: Aims, origins and successes of the English Music Festival with Em Marshall-Luck.

    5pm 4

    Village Hall 7 Queen Street Dorchester-on-Thames Oxfordshire OX10 7HR

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    ConcertFriday 27th May 2016 Hide

    English Music Festival

    The BBC Concert Orchestra perform World Premieres by Vaughan Williams, David Matthews and Paul Lewis.

    7.30pm 25

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    Saturday 28th May 2016 Hide

    LecturesSaturday 28th May 2016 Hide

    English Music Festival

    William Sterndale Bennett: A beacon of hope for English music? With Barry Sterndale Bennett.

    5pm 4

    Village Hall 7 Queen Street Dorchester-on-Thames Oxfordshire OX10 7HR

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    ConcertSaturday 28th May 2016 Hide

    English Music Festival

    Elizabethan, Jacobean and traditional song, performed by the Queen's Six.

    10.45am 20

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    English Music Festival

    World premieres and audience favourites performed by the English Symphony Orchestra.

    7pm 25

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    English Music Festival

    Shakespeare-inspired recital from In Voice and Verse.

    2.15pm 20

    All Saints' Church Sutton Courtenay OX14 4AE

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    Sunday 29th May 2016 Hide

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    Truth-Seeking and Reconciliation in Northern Uganda Somerville College

    Jeremy Cunningham will give a short talk based on this topic, with music from the Somerville choir.

    6pm Free

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

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

    Lectures, This Week

    English Music Festival

    Pre-concert talk: Brighter visions: The life and music of Ivor Gurney, with composer Ian Venables.

    5pm 4

    Village Hall 7 Queen Street Dorchester-on-Thames Oxfordshire OX10 7HR

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    ConcertSunday 29th May 2016 Hide

    English Music Festival

    A Shakespeare-inspired recital with pianist, David Owen Norris and tenor, Richard Edgar-Wilson.

    10.45am 20

    Radley College, Kennington Rd, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2HR

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    English Music Festival

    Bliss Pastoral and choral music by Howells, Elgar, Brian. City of London Choir & The Holst Orchestra.

    7pm 25

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    English Music Festival

    British popular songs from stage, screen and wireless performed by the New Foxtrot Serenaders.

    9.30pm 12.50

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    Monday 30th May 2016 Hide

    LecturesMonday 30th May 2016 Hide

    English Music Festival

    Pre-concert talk: William Hurlstone - our missing heritage with John Humphries.

    5pm 4

    Village Hall 7 Queen Street Dorchester-on-Thames Oxfordshire OX10 7HR

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    Tuesday 31st May 2016 Hide

    LecturesTuesday 31st May 2016 Hide

    Yuri Herrera - Transmigration of Bodies Blackwell's Bookshop

    Mexican author Yuri Herrera will be discussing his eagerly anticipated second novel.

    7pm 3

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

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

    Booking advised by 31 May 2016

    Lectures, Books, This Week

    The Tendency to Prose: From New Music to Prosaic Wit

    Lydia Goehr (Columbia University).

    5.15-6pm Free

    Music Faculty, St Aldates, Oxford OX11DB

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

    Lectures, This Week

    Mesoamerican Manuscripts: New Scientific Approaches and Interpretations

    This conference brings together an outstanding panel of scholars and experts in Mesoamerican studies.

    8.15am-1pm 60

    Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm, Sat 10am - 4pm, Sunday closed

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865277232

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    Lectures, This Week

    MeetingTuesday 31st May 2016 Hide

    Theo's Tasty Tuesday The Oxford Wine Cafe

    One of Theo's popular tastings - theme to be announced by email - ring café for details.

    6.30-9.00pm 10.00

    Oxford Wine Café (Summertown), 38 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JN, Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 11pm Sat: 10am - 11pm Sun: 10am - 10pm

    www.oxfordwinecafe.co.uk Email Me 01865236959

    Must book by 26 May 2016

    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Lectures, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsTuesday 31st May 2016 Hide

    World of Wine: Italy, Spain & Portugal Evening Tasting at St Peter's College Oxford Chelt Wine School

    Tutored tasting of 7 wines from wine regions of Southern Europe (pt 4, world of wine course)

    7pm - 9pm 27.50

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

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

    Must book by 30 May 2016 Book tickets

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