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  •  Listen to Dame Stephanie Shirley and John Craven as they learn about each other's lives at Harris Manchester College, Monday 7th September 12.00–2.45. Opportunity to buy signed copies of their books. Tickets available £46, includes lunch. Contact pstannard@styleacre.org.uk 01491 827591 07909 226179

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    'Within a Realm of Distance' by Lawrence Weiner Blenheim Palace Sat 10 Oct: 10.30am-5.30pm

    Let's Sing! West Oxford Community Centre Wed 9 Sep: 2-3pm

    Hey Diddle Diddle Oxford Playhouse Mon 14 Sep: 10.15-11am, 11.30am-12.15pm

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    Dragon School WW1 Commemoration Event
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    Ian Brennan - Sister Maple Syrup Eyes

    Grammy award winning music producer signing and reading from his novella exploring the anguish of trying to repair a relationship that has been shattered by a violent act

    3pm Free

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

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    Lecture by Sir Anthony Seldon 'Public Schools and the Great War' Dragon School, Oxford

    Lecture forms part of the Dragon School WW1 Commemoration

    6.15pm £10

    The Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS

    ...dragonschool.org... Email Me 01865 315416

    Booking advised by 04 Sep 2015

    Museum, Exhibition, Lectures, Books, This Week

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    'Skipper's War 1914-1915' lecture by Desmond Devitt, Dragon School Registrar Dragon School

    Lecture forms part of the Dragon School WW1 Commemoration.

    6.15pm £10

    The Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS

    ...dragonschool.org... Email Me 01865 315416

    Booking advised by 04 Sep 2015

    Museum, Exhibition, Lectures, Books, This Week

    Getting to Know You Style Acre

    Dame Steve Shirley and John Craven will learn about each other's lives in the stunning chapel at Harris Manchester College, followed by lunch.

    12.00 - 2:45pm £46

    Harris Manchester College Chapel, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3DT

    styleacre.org.uk/events/index.php pstannard@styleacre.org.uk 01491 827591

    Must book by 06 Sep 2015

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    Storytelling Republic Albion Beatnik Bookshop

    Professional storytelling for an adult audience: stories to inspire, entertain and engage. Refreshments available.

    8 - 10pm £8, £6 conc

    Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AU, Mon - Tue: 1pm - 7pm, Wed - Sat: 11am - 7pm, Sun: 3pm - 6pm. Often stays open late after evening events.

    Website albionbeatnikbookshop@gmail.com 07737 876213

    Booking advised by 22 Apr 2015

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    An Audience With… Mrs Minnie Churchill DL

    Sir Winston Churchill's former granddaughter-in-law discusses her journey to discover the stories behind his paintings.

    2pm £25

    The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, Bagnor, Newbury, (20m south of Oxford) RG20 8AE

    www.watermill.org.uk

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    Drought Risk and Decision Making

    A symposium of global experts.

    9.30am - 6pm £55 with lunch and drinks reception; £65 with conference dinner

    Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DP, 2 - 5pm daily. Admission free.

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

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    The Great British Book Off! Abingdon Library

    A friendly discussion about books and reading, while tasting tea and cakes, coffee and chocolates

    3.00 - 4.30pm Free

    Abingdon Library

    Email Me 01235 520374

    Booking advised by 07 Sep 2015

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

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    Tuesday Writer's Workshop

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

    11am-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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    The Daily Life of Egyptian Kings

    Learn about the ideal Pharaoh as shown on temple walls and in court texts and see how this contrasts with reality.

    10.30am - 4pm £50 (£45)

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

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

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    Introduction to Wine Tasting at St Peter's College Oxford Chelt Wine School

    If you want to get a taste of what we offer at Oxford Chelt Wine School, then join us for an introductory look at the wonderfully diverse and quirky world of wine. We will taste at least six wines and provide many pointers to enhance your appreciation of wine, as well as providing advice on food & wine pairing.

    7pm - 9pm £22.50

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

    www.oxfordcheltwineschool.com Email Me 01865 238042

    Must book by 07 Sep 2015 Book tickets

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    Iain Pears - 'Arcadia' Blackwell's Bookshop

    Journalist and author Iain Pears will be discussing his new novel 'Arcadia'.

    7pm £3

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

    ...blackwell.co.uk... Email Me 01865333623

    Lectures, Books, This Week

    Understanding Parkinson's Disease and Optimising Functional Health Speedwell and Wellbeing Trust

    Lecture by Lucille Leader, Nutrition Director, London Pain Relief and Nutritional Support Clinic.

    7.30 - 9.00 p.m. £5. Students free

    Green Templeton College, Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HG

    01865552688

    Family Friendly, Lectures, This Week

    The Didcot Mirror and the puzzles of British celtic art The Cornerstone Arts Centtre

    Film and talks by fascinating experts about this amazing rare find and its history.

    7-9pm Free

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

    Website Email Me 01235 515144

    No need to book!

    Museum, Exhibition, Lectures, Local Issues, This Week, History

    TheatreWednesday 9th September 2015 Hide

    Going Viral ARC Stockton present

    Daniel Bye presents his trademark blend of comedy, storytelling with performance lecture about how things spread

    7.30pm £10 (£8)

    Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

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    ArtWednesday 9th September 2015 Hide

    CDFAS September lecture Cotswold Decorative & Fine Arts Society

    The September lecture is "500 Years of Portraiture" by Sarah Kelly. This lecture will focus on a range of portraits, some by famous, some by less well-known artists, spanning 500 years of Western European painting.

    11.00 - 12.00 Non-members very welcome (suggested donation £8)

    Bradwell Village Hall, Burford OX18 4XF

    www.cotswolddfas.org.uk Email Me

    No need to book!

    Lectures, Art, This Week

    Thursday 10th September 2015 Hide

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    Yoshida Hiroshi: A Japanese Artist in India

    Find out more about the prints of Yoshida Hiroshi with exhibition curator Dr Clare Pollard.

    2 - 3pm £5 (£4)

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

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

    Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) was, as one of my fellow visitors put it, “a Japanese bloke wot went to India”. Whilst he was there...read more

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    Oxford Open Doors Event: Angus Phillips 'Turning the Page'

    Angus Phillips discussing 'Turning the Page: The Evolution of the Book’

    7pm Free

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

    ...blackwell.co.uk... Email Me 01865333623

    Booking advised by 10 Sep 2015

    Lectures, Books, This Week

    The Influences of the Dominican Order in the Middle Ages

    Three-day interdisciplinary conference. Booking required.

    9am - 5pm £80 (student bursaries available)

    Taylorian Institute, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3NA

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01862 (2)79830

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    Germaine Greer - The Disappearing Woman.

    Talk plus Q&A with author, academic, outspoken broadcaster and feminist icon

    7.30pm £14 (£12)

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

    Theatre, Lectures, Women's Issues, This Week

    Going Viral ARC Stockton present

    Daniel Bye presents his trademark blend of comedy, storytelling with performance lecture about how things spread

    7.30pm £10 (£8)

    Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

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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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