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    Zed Bias Soundsystem, Flowdan, Champion, Terror Danjah The Bullingdon Fri 8 May: 11pm

    James Street Social - Swing & Live Blues James Street Tavern Thu 7 May: 10.30pm-12.30am

    Shishians The Bullingdon Fri 1 May: 6.30pm

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    Lucy Leave + Johanna Amelie + Esther Joy Lane
    Book by Mon, 27 April

    (Starts Tue, 28 April)

    The Wellington Boot Club Auditions
    Book by Mon, 27 April

    (Starts Mon, 27 April)

    Shooting With Light
    Book by Tue, 28 April

    (Starts Tue, 28 April)

    Clowning (in the real world)
    Book by Tue, 28 April

    (Starts Wed, 29 April)

    Robust, Rich & Ripe Red Wine Tasting
    Book by Tue, 28 April

    (Starts Wed, 29 April)

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    Sunday 26th April 2015 Hide

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    Amabel's Diaries

    Come along for a sneak preview of one strand of our summer exhibition, Dear Harry.

    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.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/amabels-diaries 01865 287406

    Museum, Lectures, Today, This Week, Tours

    Science and Christian Belief Wesley Memorial Church

    Prof Alister McGrath on Charles Coulson's study of Science and Christian Belief.

    4pm Free

    Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH, The office is open daily 9.30am - 3.30pm (times approximate).

    www.wesleymem.org.uk Email Me 01865 243216

    No need to book!

    Lectures, Today, This Week, Religion

    ClassesSunday 26th April 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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    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Today, This Week, Classes

    FestivalSunday 26th April 2015 Hide

    ChipLit: Chipping Norton Literary Festival 2015

    A range of talks and workshops for for readers and (aspiring) writers.

    Various. Various.

    Various venues around Chipping Norton.

    www.chiplitfest.com/ 01608 642350

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Poetry, Festival, Books, Today, This Week, Creative Writing

    Monday 27th April 2015 Hide

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    The World is Fast

    Ten years on from 'The World is Flat' Thomas L. Friedman re-evaluates the global landscape.

    5 - 6.30pm Free

    Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/world-fast-0 01865 287437

    Lectures, Transport, Tomorrow, This Week, Politics

    Love Life

    With Professor David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity (Cambridge).

    5 - 6pm Free

    St Mary the Virgin, University Church, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/love-life 01865 (2) 70797

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week, Religion

    General Election Debate St Peters College

    Sunday Times Editor, New Statesman Deputy Editor & BBC Political Editor discuss election.

    6pm Free

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

    www.spc.ox.ac.uk linda.lee-wright@spc.ox.ac.uk 01865 278900

    Meeting, Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    Aspects of the Life of Samuel Wesley Wesley Memorial Church

    Prof William Gibson explores John Wesley's heritage in the life of Samuel Wesley

    6pm Free

    Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH, The office is open daily 9.30am - 3.30pm (times approximate).

    www.wesleymem.org.uk Email Me 01865 243216

    No need to book!

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week, Religion

    Challenges Facing American Intelligence

    Professor John McLaughlin.

    5 - 6.30pm Free

    Pembroke College, 37 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1DW, Not usually open to visitors.

    ...ox.ac.uk...

    Lectures, American, Tomorrow, This Week, Politics

    Memory and Place-Making in the Japanese Pilgrimage of Katsuragi. Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    “Under the Walking Steps of the Ascetic”. Dr Tatsuma Padoan, University of London (SOAS)

    5:30pm Free. All welcome.

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

    www.ocbs.org/ Email Me 01865 274098

    Lectures, Japanese, Tomorrow, This Week, Buddhism, Anthropology

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

    Panel Discussion Dr Jamshid Derakhshan, and Kanta Dihal.

    7pm-8pm Free

    Old Library, University Church

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

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    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsMonday 27th April 2015 Hide

    Oxford Quilt Group

    Our speaker this month is Anja Townrow who will be selling starter kits to make at home

    7.30-9.30 Free

    North Oxford Association Community Centre, Ferry Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown OX2 7DP

    ...thesewingdirectory.co.uk... oxfordquiltgroup@gmail.com

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

    Tuesday 28th April 2015 Hide

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    'Curacies and how to survive them' Blackell's

    Matthew Caminer, Martin Percy and Beaumont Stevenson will be discussing their book.

    7pm Free

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

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

    Lectures, Books, This Week

    Napoleon's Legacy to Europe Historical Association Oxford Branch

    Lecture by Professor Michael Broers.

    7.00pm Members free. Non-members £2.00

    Modern History Faculty Building, Old Boys' High School, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL

    Lectures, This Week, History

    Courses and WorkshopsTuesday 28th April 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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    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Lectures, Books, This Week

    Wednesday 29th April 2015 Hide

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    Prof. Roger Davies - "Galaxies & Black Holes" Oxford May Music 2015

    An unexpected twist in the story of galaxy evolution.

    5.30pm-6.30pm £3

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

    Lectures, Science, This Week

    The Jews and Other Others

    With Professor David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity (Cambridge).

    5 - 6pm Free

    St Mary the Virgin, University Church, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/jews-and-other-others 01865 (2) 70797

    Lectures, This Week, Religion

    Kenneth Clark and Oxford

    With James Stourton, author and biographer. Booking recommended.

    5 - 7pm £9/£8 concessions

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

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

    Lectures, This Week

    Wealth: Ancient and Modern

    This talk examines attitudes towards wealth in ancient Greece and Rome.

    2 - 3.30pm £9 (£8)

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

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

    Lectures, This Week

    Wealth Ancient and Modern Ashmolean Museum

    Examining attitues to wealth in ancient Rome and Greece with classical readings.

    2-3.30pm £9/£8

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

    www.oxfordpalyhouse.com/ticketsoxford Email Me 01865 305305

    Lectures, This Week

    Great Myths about Shakespeare Oxford Preservation Trust

    Dr Emma Smith, co-author of '30 Myths about Shakespeare', shares her findings!

    5.30pm £12 non-member £8 members

    The Key Learning Centre, Oxford Castle - Unlocked, Castle Complex, New Road OX11AY

    ...oxfordpreservation.org.uk... Email Me 01865242918

    Lectures, Books, Art, Shakespeare, This Week

    Understanding global refugee policy: the case of naturalisation in Tanzania

    Booking not required.

    5 - 6.30pm Free

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

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

    Lectures, This Week, Politics

    An Intelligence Officer Looks at Terrorism: Where it's Been, Where it's Heading

    Professor John McLaughlin.

    5 - 6.30pm Free

    Pembroke College, 37 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1DW, Not usually open to visitors.

    ...ox.ac.uk...

    Lectures, This Week, Politics

    Managing large scale international clinical trials

    With Barbara Farrell, a trial manager.

    5 - 6pm free

    11 Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2ES

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (2)86941

    Lectures, Health, Science, This Week

    "I Predict a Riot": Public Order and Disorder in Britain Oxford Brookes University

    Free talk by Social Scientist Richard Huggins, a Brookes Outside Broadcast

    18:30 - 19:30 FREE

    The Chester pub and local hub OX4 1LS

    hss@brookes.ac.uk 01865483950

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    Lectures, Local Issues, This Week, Politics, Debate

    FestivalWednesday 29th April 2015 Hide

    Oxford May Music festival, 29th April - 4th May 2015. Music and Science festival

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    Courses and WorkshopsWednesday 29th April 2015 Hide

    Robust, Rich & Ripe Red Wine Tasting Oxford Chelt Wine School

    Syrah, Cabernet and Malbec: tutored tasting of rich reds, last "Planet of the Grapes"night

    7pm-9pm £25

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

    www.oxfordcheltwineschool.com Email Me 01865 238042

    Must book by 28 Apr 2015 Book tickets

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

    Thursday 30th April 2015 Hide

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    Prof. Maria José Lourenço (Lisbon): "Borodin - The Chemist” Oxford May Music 2015

    Investigation of Borodin's scientific career and how our current daily welfare and comfort are based on some of his discoveries

    5.30pm-6.30pm £3

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

    Lectures, Music, Science, This Week

    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

    Why You Should Vote For the Socialist Party of Great Britain Oxford Communist Corresponding Society

    Public meeting. Talks, Q&As, and discussion. All welcome.

    7.30-9pm Free

    The Mitre, 17 High Street, Oxford OX1 4AG, Mon-Sat 10.30am -11pm, Sun 11am-10.30pm

    communistcorrespondingsociety.org Email Me

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    Meeting, Lectures, This Week, Politics

    'Mercy Ships', by Ken and June Brazier Oxford U3A

    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

    Find Your Inner Peace and Happiness with Barb Schmidt Waterstones Booksellers

    Following her TED talk last month, Barb visits Oxford to discuss her book The Practice.

    7pm £5/£3 for Waterstones cardholders

    Waterstone's Bookshop, William Baker House, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AF, Mon - Sat: 9am - 7pm Sun: 11am - 5pm

    www.waterstones.com

    Booking advised by 30 Apr 2015

    Lectures, Books, Health, This Week, Wellbeing

    Developing the Developed World

    Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, discusses his vision of the future.

    12.30 - 1.30pm Free

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

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

    Lectures, This Week

    THURINGIA: An Introductory Tour by Eddie Lawler, Open University Abingdon Anglo-German Club

    A treasure of landscapes, castles, palaces, architectural and cultural diversity

    7.30-9pm £7

    Abbey Chapel, Checker Walk, Abingdon OX14 3JB

    abingdonagc.wordpress.com Email Me 01235 533887

    Lectures, This Week

    Sermons in Stone

    Dr Geoffrey Tyack on Church Architecture and Christian Heritage

    7.30pm Free

    Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH, The office is open daily 9.30am - 3.30pm (times approximate).

    www.wesleymem.org.uk Email Me 01865 243216

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    Lectures, Art, This Week, History, Religion

    Realising human rights in a warming world

    What is the relationship between Human Rights and Climate Change? With Professor Simon Caney.

    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, Philosophy

    The Darkness of Doctoral Supervision

    Researching the non-formal aspects of the PhD.

    4 - 4.45pm Free

    Seminar Room, Littlegate House, 16/17 St Ebbe's Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1PT

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

    Lectures, This Week

    FestivalThursday 30th April 2015 Hide

    Oxford May Music festival, 29th April - 4th May 2015. Music and Science festival

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    ClassesThursday 30th April 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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    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, This Week, Classes

    Friday 1st May 2015 Hide

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    Olga Bobrovnikova - “Music, MS & the Brain" Oxford May Music 2015

    Explore, through music, the brain's different responses to rhythm, pitch and tone as music influences our emotions.

    5.30pm-6.30pm £3

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

    Lectures, Music, Science, This Week

    The Pre-Raphaelites: Angry Young Men

    Why did this brotherhood of artists reject contemporary teaching?

    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

    Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Thirty Years On

    David Wootton reviews Shapin and Schaffer's tome, and the dispute between Boyle and Hobbes.

    5.30pm Free

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 280101

    Lectures, Science, This Week, Philosophy

    FestivalFriday 1st May 2015 Hide

    Oxford May Music festival, 29th April - 4th May 2015. Music and Science festival

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    Saturday 2nd May 2015 Hide

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    Pre-Raphaelite Drawings

    Join exhibition curator Colin Harrison and explore the development of Pre-Raphaelite drawings.

    11am - 12pm £5 (£4)

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

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/pre-raphaelite-drawings 01865 278285

    Lectures, This Week

    "Time No Longer" with Stephen Johnson Oxford May Music 2015

    A detailed exploration of Messiaen's wartime piece, Quartet for the End of Time.

    1.30pm-2.30pm £3

    SJE Arts at the church of S. John the Evangelist, 109 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

    Lectures, Music, Science, This Week

    The Physics of Time - Prof Brian Cox, Trio Dali and Paul Dean Oxford May Music 2015

    Spellbinding talk about the nature of time followed by a performance of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.

    3pm-5pm & 8pm-10pm £20

    SJE Arts at the church of S. John the Evangelist, 109 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

    Concert, Lectures, Music, Science, This Week

    FestivalSaturday 2nd May 2015 Hide

    Oxford May Music festival, 29th April - 4th May 2015. Music and Science festival

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    Various Various

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    ConcertSaturday 2nd May 2015 Hide

    The Tallis Scholars sing Tintinnabuli

    Celebrating Arvo Pärt's 80th and some repertoire favourites including the Allegri Miserere.

    7pm £26/£21/£16

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

    dorchesterfestival.com/ Email Me 0333 666 3366

    Booking advised by 01 May 2015

    Cinema, Theatre, Concert, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Festival, Music, Market, Classical Music, This Week