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  • 'The Artist in the Museum' by Dr Alexander Sturgis - 10 May, St. Barnabas Church  
  • Oxford Early Music Festival, 10-15 May  

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    The Quiet American - Ukulele Workshop East Oxford Community Centre Sun 22 May: 7.30pm

    I Drink, Therefore I Jam The Cellar Mon 16 May: 10pm-3am

    Bagley Wood Fun Run Forest Side Playing Field, Forest Side, Kennington, Oxford, OX1 5LQ Sun 12 Jun: 11.30am-1pm

    Last chance to book for

    Life Drawing
    Book by Thu, 5 May

    (Starts Sat, 7 May)

    Directing Drama for Film & TV - Part-time Weekend Adult Learning Course
    Book by Thu, 5 May

    (Starts Sat, 14 May)

    Song Writing Workshop
    Book by Thu, 5 May

    (Starts Sat, 7 May)

    Shooting Video - 8 Week Beginners Production Course
    Book by Thu, 5 May

    (Starts Tue, 17 May)

    OutBurst
    Book by Thu, 5 May

    (Starts Thu, 5 May)

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    Thursday 5th May 2016 Hide

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    Base and Superstructure in Pyramid-age Egypt Oxford Communist Corresponding Society

    Public meeting: twenty minute introductory talk, one hour discussion. All welcome.

    7.30-9pm Free

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

    communistcorrespondingsociety.org Email Me

    No need to book!

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

    Light sitting in Light: Zen Practice by Sandie Chubb

    12.30pm retiring collection

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

    www.ocsg.uk.net/ Email Me

    Lectures, Worship, Today, This Week

    ''What Do They Teach Children These Days?' by Dr Simon Walker 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, Education, Today, This Week

    Cristian Aliaga, The Foreign Passion and Antropofagos en las islas. Sub-Faculty of Spanish, University of Oxford

    Poetry reading and lecture: Argentine and British poetry in translation.

    5-7pm Free

    Taylorian Institute Lecture Theatre, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3NA

    Email Me 01865 281193

    No need to book!

    Lectures, Poetry, Today, This Week

    Goethe's Vision of Nature Abingdon Anglo-German Club

    Poetry, science and a remarkable mind. By Alex Murrell, Head of Physics, Wynstones School, Gloucs.

    7.30-9pm £7

    Abbey Chapel, Checker Walk, Abingdon OX14 3JB

    www.abingdonagc.wordpress.com Email Me 01235 533887

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    Poland: Internationalism, Nationalism and Challenges of the International Environment

    Aleksander Smolar is President of the Stefan Batory Foundation in Warsaw (established by American financier and philanthropist George Soros) and former adviser to Polish Prime Ministers.

    5.30pm Free

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 610952

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    How can we achieve a sustainable future for the global oceans?

    The lecture will introduce the work of the Oxford Martin Programme on Sustainable Oceans and its novel approach.

    5-6.30pm Free

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

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

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    Keble ASC Annual Lecture: 'Rethinking Easter Island's Mysterious Past' Keble College Advanced Studies Centre

    Prof Terry Hunt (U of Oregon) on the archaeology and incredible prehistoric success of Easter Island

    5pm Free

    O’Reilly Lecture Theatre

    www.keble-asc.com/

    No need to book!

    Museum, Eco, Nature, Lectures, Today, This Week

    Faith in Business - A talk by Joelle Warren Open Discussion Series

    Part of a series of multi-disciplinary, multi-faith talks and discussions.

    5:30-6:30pm Free

    Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, 54 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PW.

    Website kingsteviefowler@yahoo.co.uk

    No need to book!

    Meeting, Lectures, Today, This Week

    TheatreThursday 5th May 2016 Hide

    The Reading Machine OutBurst 2016

    Interactive exhibition

    8pm-9pm Free

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    www.brookes.ac.uk/outburst/

    Theatre, Exhibition, Lectures, Festival, OX4, Science, Today, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsThursday 5th May 2016 Hide

    A Band Of Brothers - Oxford Introduction Evenings A Band Of Brothers

    Inspirational men aged over 28 needed to step up in service to mentor troubled younger men.

    7.30-9.30pm Free

    Sixth Form Centre, The Oxford Academy, Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 6JZ

    abandofbrothers.org.uk/ Email Me

    Must book by 05 May 2016 Book tickets

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

    Friday 6th May 2016 Hide

    LecturesFriday 6th May 2016 Hide

    The Economics of Trumpism?

    Paul Solman, Emmy-award-winning business & economics correspondent for PB'S NewsHour and founding editor of the alternative Boston weekly "The Real Paper".

    5-6pm Free

    Mansfield College, Mansfield Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3TF

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/economics-trumpism 01865 282894

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    TheatreFriday 6th May 2016 Hide

    Mark Thompson - The Show at the End of the Universe

    TV astronomer and author discusses the universe with the help of some amazing and fun explosive demonstrations

    5pm £8 (£6)

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

    Theatre, Lectures, Science, Tomorrow, This Week

    Saturday 7th May 2016 Hide

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    Anne Fløche: Pottery Master Class

    Anne Fløche's inspiration is markedly Eastern, but her bowls and dishes also relate to the ceramic history of Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Turkey and Morocco.

    2-4pm £10 (£8)

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 278015

    Lectures, This Week

    Philosophy in the Bookshop with Nigel Warburton and Raymond Tallis Blackwell's Bookshop

    Philosopher Raymond Tallis discusses his books and thoughts with Nigel Warburton.

    11am-12 noon Free

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

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

    Lectures, Books, This Week, Philosophy

    Teresa Heapy Very Little Sleeping Beauty Launch Event Blackwell's Bookshop

    Afternoon launch reading event in the bookshop.

    2pm Free

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

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

    Family Friendly, Lectures, Books, This Week

    TheatreSaturday 7th May 2016 Hide

    Meet Artie OutBurst 2016

    Meet a humanoid robot, control his movements and tell him what to say

    10.30am £2.50, £1 (concs)

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    www.brookes.ac.uk/outburst/

    Theatre, Lectures, Festival, OX4, Science, This Week

    Elements Virtual Reality System OutBurst 2016

    Dr Green demonstrates a touch-based virtual reality table-top

    £2.50

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    www.brookes.ac.uk/outburst/

    Theatre, Lectures, Festival, OX4, Science, This Week

    Mobility Suit OutBurst 2016

    Interactive exhibition

    11am-3pm Free

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    www.brookes.ac.uk/outburst/

    Theatre, Exhibition, Lectures, Festival, OX4, Science, This Week

    HAB360 Virtual Reality Films OutBurst 2016

    Experience 360 degree virtual reality using Oculus Rift headsets

    11am-5pm Free

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    www.brookes.ac.uk/outburst/

    Theatre, Exhibition, Lectures, Festival, OX4, Science, This Week

    ConcertSaturday 7th May 2016 Hide

    Armenian Liturgical Hymns: Oxford Armenian Choir charity concert Oxford University Armenian Society

    The choir presents Armenian Liturgical Hymns from the 10th century to the present day a cappella.

    6-7pm Free

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

    users.ox.ac.uk/~oxarm/choir.html Email Me

    No need to book!

    Concert, Lectures, Music, Art, This Week

    Sunday 8th May 2016 Hide

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    The Prison Phoenix Trust: Offering Meditation and Yoga to People Behind Bars Somerville College Chapel

    A short talk by Sam Settle accompanied by music from the Somerville College choir.

    6pm Free

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

    www.some.ox.ac.uk Email Me

    Lectures, This Week

    Monday 9th May 2016 Hide

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    E.M. Forster's Tragic Interior APGRD, University of Oxford

    Free public lecture by David Scourfield (Maynooth). Followed by Q&A and refreshments.

    2.15pm Free

    Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU

    www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/ Email Me 01865 288210

    Theatre, Lectures, Books, This Week

    Governance of 21st Century Challenges: Is the UN Fit for Purpose?

    Baroness Amos, Director of SOAS, will draw on her distinguished career in development to look at how the international community can work together.

    5.30-7pm Free

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 287437

    Lectures, This Week

    'Rather than a pill?' Reflections on parents, children and scientific parenting

    4.30-6pm Free

    Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PY

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 611040

    Lectures, This Week

    ArtMonday 9th May 2016 Hide

    Simon Schama Lecture TORCH

    Public lecture with world-renowned art historian Simon Schama.

    5.30-7pm Free

    Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

    torch.ox.ac.uk/simon-schama-lecture Email Me

    Must book by 09 May 2016 Book tickets

    Lectures, Art, This Week

    Tuesday 10th May 2016 Hide

    LecturesTuesday 10th May 2016 Hide

    Laura Bates - Girl Up Blackwell's Bookshop

    After her fascinating talk last year, Laura Bates is back to discuss her second book 'Girl Up'.

    7pm £5

    Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, Mon - Sat: 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 4.30pm (3.30pm in winter). Adults £3.50, concessions £2.50. They also run tours from May - October.

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

    Booking advised by 10 May 2016

    Lectures, Books, This Week

    Corps Sonore: Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's Musical Maternal Muse

    Speaker: Sarah Hickmott (University of Oxford).

    5.15-6.30pm Free

    Music Faculty, St Aldates, Oxford OX11DB

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

    Lectures, This Week

    Unveiling the Birth of Stars and Galaxies

    12th Hintze Lecture, delivered by Professor Robert Kennicutt, Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.

    5-7pm Free

    Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Rd OX1 3PU

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 613973

    Lectures, This Week

    MEA & OMEGA Film screening and talk ME Association & Oxfordshire ME Group for Action

    Forgotten Plague: M.E. & the Future of Medicine, plus talk on Research into Mitochondria & ME/CFS.

    6.30pm Donations welcome

    Lecture Theatre One, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford OX3 9BU

    forgottenplagueoxford@gmail.com 01844 338208

    Booking advised by 08 May 2016

    Lectures, Health, This Week

    ArtTuesday 10th May 2016 Hide

    'The Artist in the Museum' by Dr Alexander Sturgis - 10 May, St. Barnabas Church

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    'The Artist in the Museum' Talk by Dr Sturgis, Director of the Ashmolean. Refreshments available.

    7.30pm Free

    St Barnabas, St Barnabas Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BG

    Museum, Exhibition, Lectures, Art, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsTuesday 10th May 2016 Hide

    Peter Franus Premium Napa Valley California Tasting

    A very special tasting of six premium wines from a top Napa Valley winemaker!

    6.30-9pm £10

    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 06 May 2016

    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Lectures, This Week

    8 Week Introduction to the World of Wine Evening Course at St Peter's College Oxford Chelt Wine School

    Tutored tasting of over 50 wines from all the major wine regions over 8 Tuesday evenings

    7-9pm £95 (£10 per evening)

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

    www.oxfordcheltwineschool.com Email Me 01865 238042

    Must book by 09 May 2016 Book tickets

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

    4-Week Tour of Major Wine Regions of Europe (Evening Tastings at St Peter's) Oxford Chelt Wine School

    Tutored wine tasting of well-established and new regions of Europe e.g. Rioja, Priorat, Douro, etc.

    7-9pm, 4 consecutive Tuesdays £55 + £10 cash on each evening

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

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

    Must book by 09 May 2016 Book tickets

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

    World of Wine: Introduction to Wine Tasting evening at St Peter's College Oxford Chelt Wine School

    Tutored tasting of 6 wines; no previous experience required! Learn in fun, relaxed setting

    7pm - 9pm £25

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

    www.oxfordcheltwineschool.com Email Me 01865 238042

    Must book by 09 May 2016 Book tickets

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

    ConcertTuesday 10th May 2016 Hide

    Trevor Pinnock and Friends Oxford Early Music Festival

    Trios and solos by the “most fam'd masters” - sensuous chamber works by Handel, Purcell and Corelli.

    7.30pm £5-£25

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

    www.oemf.co.uk Email Me

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    Concert, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Music, Classical Music, This Week, Early Music

    Wednesday 11th May 2016 Hide

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    What the World is Losing: Palmyra, City of Palms

    Linda Farrar talks about Palmyra's tombs and archaeological remains and the powerful figure who dominated its history, Queen Zenobia.

    2-4pm £9 (£8)

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 278015

    Lectures, This Week

    Kurt Jackson: Give Bees a Chance

    Multimedia contemporary artist Kurt Jackson will be reflecting on the reasons and motivations behind the works in his Bees (and the odd wasp) in my bonnet exhibition.

    6.30-7.30pm £5

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 282537

    Lectures, This Week

    Oxford Brookes Philosophy Public Lectures

    We invite speakers from all over the UK to give us introductory and inspiring lectures in Philosophy.

    7pm Free

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

    Website Email Me

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    Lectures, Books, Education, This Week, Philosophy

    Reflections on nursing, leadership and a fabulous working life Oxford Brookes University

    June Girvin will talk about her career spanning 40 years in the NHS and in higher education.

    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

    Lectures, This Week

    Lecture: Reflections on nursing, leadership and a fabulous working life Oxford Brookes University

    This lecture looks at June Girvin career in the NHS and in higher education spanning over 40 years.

    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

    Lectures, Health, This Week

    Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War

    Liz Woolley will provide a fascinating talk.

    6.45-8.30pm £10

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

    sofo.org.uk/ Email Me 01993 810211

    Must book by 11 May 2016 Book tickets

    Lectures, This Week

    In Other Words: Literature and Theology. Week 2: Lynn Robson University Church of St Mary the Virgin

    Moments of creation: the spiritual ‘fancies' of John Milton and Hester Pulter. All welcome.

    6.45pm Free

    Old Library, University Church, Oxford OX1 4BJ

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

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

    ConcertWednesday 11th May 2016 Hide

    Pergolesi 'Stabat Mater' and Durante 'Requiem' Oxford Early Music Festival

    Christ Church Cathedral Choir and Oxford Baroque perform two Italian masterpieces

    8pm £22, £15, £10 (U18 £5)

    Christ Church Cathedral, Christ Church College, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP

    www.oemf.co.uk Email Me

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    Concert, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Music, Classical Music, This Week, Early Music

    ArtWednesday 11th May 2016 Hide

    A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (1959)

    A staged reading of A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (1959).

    6.30pm Free

    Ruskin College, Ruskin Hall, Dunstan Road, Old Headington, Oxford OX3 9BZ

    Website Email Me 01865759600

    Must book by 11 May 2016

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

    Simon Schama on 'The Past and its Publics'

    Simon Schama in conversation with Craig Clunas and Margaret MacMillan.

    5.30-7pm Free

    Museum of Natural History Lecture Theatre, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW

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

    Must book by 11 May 2016 Book tickets

    Lectures, Art, This Week

    CDFAS May lecture Cotswold Decorative & Fine Arts Society

    "Lancelot 'Capability' Brown (1716-1783): Landscape, Art and Dame Nature"

    10.15am-12.15pm Non-members very welcome (suggested donation £8)

    Bradwell Village Hall, Burford OX18 4XF

    www.cotswolddfas.org.uk info@cotswolddfas.org.uk

    No need to book!

    Gardens, Lectures, Art, This Week