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Aspects of Landscape: Artists’ Coloured Pencil Course Ashmolean Museum Wed 24 Feb: 10.30am-12.30pm

Mahan Esfahani Harpsichord Recital Keble College Chapel Tue 23 Feb: 8.30pm

Animal Writing Workshop With Nicky Singer The Story Museum Fri 19 Feb: 2pm

Last chance to book for

World of Wine: Australia & New Zealand Evening Tasting (part 5 of World course)
Book by Sun, 7 February

(Starts Tue, 9 February)

Shooting Documentaries Course
Book by Sun, 7 February

(Starts Mon, 22 February)

Chiddlers' hour: Esio Trot
Book by Sun, 7 February

(Starts Tue, 9 February)

Shooting Documentaries Course
Book by Sun, 7 February

(Starts Mon, 22 February)

New Screenwriters Workshop
Book by Sun, 7 February

(Starts Sun, 21 February)

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Tim Hetherington Society Film Festival

6.30-9.45am Free

Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA, Daily 10am - 5pm

...ox.ac.uk... 01865 611087

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Tokens of Love The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Explores the Valentine from its origins in the 1840s.

2-5pm Free

The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed.

Website Email Me 01993 811456

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What happens to Oxfordshire's agriculture if the UK leaves the EU? Good Food Oxford, Local Nexus Network, agile-ox

Claudia Havranek, Ox Uni Dept of Plant Sciences FREE ticket http://researchkitchen2.eventbrite.co.uk

6-8pm Free

Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU, Mon - Fri: 8am - 10pm Sat: 10am - 10pm Sun: 10am - 9pm

researchkitchen2.eventbrite.co.uk Email Me

Must book by 08 Feb 2016

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Otters

Ellen Lee of Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre discusses the otters of Oxfordshire.

7-8pm £3 (Members free)

Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, 10am - 5pm daily. Free entry.

www.ox.ac.uk/event/otters 01865 282537

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Big Data, Food Consumption and Food Policy

The third of four lectures in the Green Templeton Lecture Series 2016.

6-7pm Free

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

...ox.ac.uk... 01865 274770

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Tim Hetherington Society Film Festival

6.30-9.45am Free

Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA, Daily 10am - 5pm

...ox.ac.uk... 01865 611087

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A Typology for the Measures of Poverty Using Multiple Deprivation Indicators

Complimentary sandwich lunch available (first come, first served).

1-2pm Free

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

...ox.ac.uk... 01865 271915

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Historical Association: Oxford Branch

Dr S Gunn: "Reassessing Protector Somerset"; Dr J Edwards: "Heresy and the Catholic Reformation".

4.15-6pm £2

Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7EE

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ArtMonday 8th February 2016 Hide

Tokens of Love The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Explores the Valentine from its origins in the 1840s.

10am-5pm Free

The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed.

Website Email Me 01993 811456

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Psychologist in the Pub: Can Meditation Change You? British Psychological Society - West Midlands

Dr Miguel Farias & Dr Catherine Wikholm discuss meditation.

7pm Free

Wig and Pen, 9-13 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AU, Thu: 11am - 12am Fri - Sat: 11am - 1am Sun: 12pm - 11pm

...bps.org.uk... Email Me

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The Genius Of Mesopotamia study room talk

Discover the origins of the world’s first cities and writing with Dr Paul Collins, curator of the Ancient Near East

2.30pm Free entry, recommended donation £5

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

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Beyond the Archive

Cancelled

A conversation illuminating the back story of a significant new acquisition which expands our Elliott Brothers archive with the donor, Ron Bristow.

7pm Free

Museum of the History of Science, Old Ashmolean Building, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, Tue-Sun: 12-5pm Closed Mondays.

www.ox.ac.uk/event/beyond-archive 01865 87406

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Essential Rudolf Steiner: Introduction to the Teachings of the Austrian Seer Oxford Group for Anthroposophy

Knowledge of unseen worlds; their relationship to us and to the physical reality based on the senses.

4.30-6pm Suggested Contribution £3

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

Email Me 07926 196446

Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Meditation, This Week, Classes

Five Books Presents: Jerry Coyne Five Books & Blackwell's Bookshop

Evolutionary biologist and author of 'Why Evolution is True', will be revealing his five books.

7pm £3

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

...fivebooks.com... Email Me 01865 333623

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Tim Hetherington Society Film Festival

6.30-9.45am Free

Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA, Daily 10am - 5pm

...ox.ac.uk... 01865 611087

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Big Data and Putting the World's Vulnerable People on the Map

Missing Maps objectives include: 1) To map the most vulnerable places in the developing world, in order that international and local NGOs and individuals can use the maps and data to better respond to crises affecting the areas. 2) To support OpenStreetMap, specifically the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), in developing technologies, skills, workflows, and communities.

4.30-6pm Free

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

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

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Getting the Story Wrong: Muddles in Manuscripts of The Canterbury Tales Friends of the Bodleian

Friends of the Bodleian lecture.

1-1.30pm Free

Weston Library (formerly the New Bod), Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG

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

Booking advised by 09 Feb 2016 Book tickets

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Wantage Café Scientifique

Science, engineering or technology based talks in an informal coffee shop setting.

7.30pm-9pm Free

The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX

beaconwantage.co.uk/community-events Email Me 01235763456

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Tokens of Love The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Explores the Valentine from its origins in the 1840s.

10am-5pm Free

The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed.

Website Email Me 01993 811456

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World of Wine: Australia & New Zealand Evening Tasting (part 5 of World course) Oxford Chelt Wine School

Tutored tasting of this rapidly-improving region, incl Pinot from NZ and Semillon from NSW.

7-9pm £25

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

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

Must book by 07 Feb 2016 Book tickets

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Wednesday 10th February 2016 Hide

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The Cutteslowe Walls by Ann Spokes-Symonds (CANCELLED) Museum of Oxford

This event has been now cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, we apologise for any inconvenience caused

The former councillor was the first to cross the wall boundaries when they came down in March, 1959.

2-3pm Free

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

...oxford.gov.uk... Email Me 01865252334

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Speedwell and WellBeing Trust lecture by Professor Bruce Griffin, Surrey Univ. Speedwell and WellBeing Trust

The Professor of Nutritional Metabolism talks on saturated fat, sugar and cardiovascular disease.

7.30-9pm £5 (students free)

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

Email Me 01865-552688

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Fat, Sugar and Cardiovascular Disease SpeedwellBeing Trust

Speedwell Trust lecture. John Griffin is Professor of Nutritional Metabolism, Surrey University

7.30-9pm £5 (Students free)

Green Templeton College, Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HG

Email Me 01865 552688

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Tim Hetherington Society Film Festival

6.30-9.45am Free

Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA, Daily 10am - 5pm

...ox.ac.uk... 01865 611087

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Naked Diplomacy - Can Diplomacy Survive the Digital Age?

The iGeneration has more opportunity than any generation before to understand their world, to engage with their world and to shape their world. In the ten years since 9/11 that world has been changed more by American geeks in dorms than Al Qaeda operatives in caves.

4-5.30pm Free

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

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

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Slade Lectures 2016: Fashioning a Palace Lady

Feminine Space: An Untold Story of Chinese Pictorial Art with Wu Hung (University of Chicago).

5pm Free

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

Lectures, Art, This Week

Of Ouija boards and the Fourth Dimension Oxford Brookes University

To coincide with this year’s theme for LGBT History Month, ‘Religion, Belief and Philosophy’.

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 10 Feb 2016 Book tickets

Lectures, Poetry, This Week

Plain Song: A Short History of Music in the Church University Church of St Mary the Virgin

Prof Philip Bullock tells the story of Tchaikovsky's 'Legend'.

6.45pm Free

Old Library (above the Vaults Cafe)

www.universitychurch.ox.ac.uk/ Email Me 279111

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Find Out More About Volunteering at The Museum of Oxford Museum of Oxford

With over 100 people volunteering at the Museum of Oxford, why not come along and find out more?

10am-12noon Free

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

www.oxford.gov.uk/museumofoxford Email Me 01865252334

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CinemaWednesday 10th February 2016 Hide

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'A Syrian Love Story', with director Sean McAllister The Tim Hetherington Society

The screening of this critically acclaimed documentary will be followed by a Q&A with Sean.

7.30-9.45pm Free

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ArtWednesday 10th February 2016 Hide

Tokens of Love The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Explores the Valentine from its origins in the 1840s.

10am-5pm Free

The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed.

Website Email Me 01993 811456

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February Lecture and AGM Cotswold Decorative & Fine Arts Society

"Inspired by Winter Colour: Bruegel to Cezanne and Beyond" a lecture by Vivien Heffernan.

10am-12.15pm Suggested donation £8

Bradwell Village Hall, Burford OX18 4XF

www.cotswolddfas.org.uk Email Me

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Harcourt Arboretum: Past, Present and Future Oxford Urban Wildlife Group

Illustrated talk by Ben Jones, Curator of Arboretum. Panel Room, Oxford Town Hall. Thursday 11 Feb.

7pm for about an hour Free

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

ouwg.org.uk Email Me 01865 820522

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Work, Sex and Self

Over 3 evenings Revd Brian Mountford addresses contemporary attitudes to fundamental subjects.

7.30-9pm Free

The Vaults & Garden, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, (entrance via Radcliffe Square), Oxford OX1 4AH, Open daily 8am - 6pm. Breakfast 8am-11.30am, lunch 11.45am-3.30pm, afternoon tea 2.30-6pm.

...ox.ac.uk... Email Me 01865 279111

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Life In A Nutshell Oxford U3A

By John Tyler

2-3.15pm Free for Oxford U3A members; £2 for members

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

u3aoxford.org.uk/ Email Me

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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

Andrea Wulf's 'The Invention of Nature' (John Murray, 2015) reveals the profound influence of German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) on the way we understand nature today.

5pm Free

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

...ox.ac.uk... 01865 282705

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The Elbe's Magical Journey Abingdon Anglo-German Club

The Elbe's Magical Journey from the mountains via Dresden and Hamburg to the North Sea. H. Küster.

7.30-9pm £7

Abbey Chapel, Checker Walk, Abingdon OX14 3JB

abingdonagc.wordpress.com Email Me 01235 533887

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The Dawn of Quantum Technology

Professor Simon Benjamin, Principal Investigator on the Oxford Martin Programme on Bio-Inspired Quantum Technologies, looks at how far have we come and what remains to be achieved?

5-6.30pm Free

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

www.ox.ac.uk/event/dawn-quantum-technology 01865 616593

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The Neapolitan moment: Vico’s idolatrous Gentiles

The Carlyle Lectures concern history and political thought in 1650-1800. Speaker: Professor John Robertson (Cambridge).

5-6pm Free

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

...ox.ac.uk... 01865 615024

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Art and Science Vs. Conflict in the Global Present Oxford Brookes University

An event bringing together artists and scientists to examine the impacts of war on society.

9am-6pm £15-£30

Oxford Brookes University Students Union

...artandconflictglob.wix.com... Email Me 07852 766510

Booking advised by 05 Feb 2016 Book tickets

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Taking the Proverbial: the class content of phrases and sayings 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

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ArtThursday 11th February 2016 Hide

Tokens of Love The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Explores the Valentine from its origins in the 1840s.

10am-5pm Free

The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed.

Website Email Me 01993 811456

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Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Art Room Practice The Art Room

The Art Room offers art as therapy to children to raise their self-esteem, self-confidence

8.30am - 5pm on request

Oxford Spires Academy, Glanville Road, Oxford OX4 2AU

www.theartroom.org.uk training@theartroom.org.uk 01865 779779

Must book by 09 Oct 2015

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Train to Teach Event Oxfordshire Teacher Training & The Cherwell OTSA SCITT

Information event for school-based teacher training in Oxfordshire.

6-8pm Free

Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7EE

www.oxfordshireteachertraining.co.uk Email Me

Booking advised by 10 Feb 2016 Book tickets

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Abingdon Young Farmers' Club

Organisation for young people with an interest in the countryside. Social and educational meetings and trips. 16 - 26 year olds. Facebook: facebook/abingdonyfc; Twitter: @abingdonyfc

7.45pm £35/£40 yearly membership.

Manor Farm, Marcham OX13 6NZ

www.abingdonyfc.com

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The Bells of Hell: Trench Songs of the First World War

Sir Stephen Sedley, Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College and retired Lord Justice of Appeal, who became interested in British trench songs in the 1960s and recorded recollections of veterans.

5-6pm Free

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

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

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ArtFriday 12th February 2016 Hide

Tokens of Love The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Explores the Valentine from its origins in the 1840s.

10am-5pm Free

The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed.

Website Email Me 01993 811456

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Woman & Spirituality: The Three Abrahamic Faiths & Concert Bridging Spiritual Cultures

Contributions, poetry & Sufi choir celebrating Women & Spirituality: the Three Abrahamic Faiths

6.30-9.30pm Free

Ship Street Centre, Ship Street, Jesus College, Oxford, OX1 3DW

www.bspc.org.uk info@bspc.org.uk

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ArtSaturday 13th February 2016 Hide

Tokens of Love The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Explores the Valentine from its origins in the 1840s.

10am-5pm Free

The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed.

Website Email Me 01993 811456

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