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    Menopause - yoga The Space, Yoga and Healing Studio, 4 & 5 Upper High St, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3ES Sat 31 Jan: 2 - 5 pm

    Education in a free society Oxford Town Hall Judge's Room, Saint Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX Thu 29 Jan: 7.30-9pm

    South Oxford Neighbourhood Forum St Luke's Church Wed 4 Feb: 7.00pm to 9.00pm

    Last chance to book for

    The Producers
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    (Starts Thu, 29 January)

    Creative Writing: Short Stories (adult class, 16+)
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    Creative Writing: Short Stories (adult class, 16+)
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    Creative Writing: Short Stories (adult class, 16+)
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    Monday 26th January 2015 Hide

    LecturesMonday 26th January 2015 Hide

    Religious and secular conceptions of the human good

    With Mark Wynn, Professor of Philosophy and Religion (University of Leeds).

    5 - 6.15pm Free

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (2) 70797

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    Children, War, Insecurity and Conflict

    With Ms Navi Pillay, UN Commissioner for Human Rights 2008-2014.

    6 - 7.15pm free.

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 274787

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection

    Debora Spar discusses the themes of her new book. Booking essential.

    6pm free

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

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

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    Measuring Women's Autonomy in Chad and its Associations with Breastfeeding Practices

    Everyone is welcome, and a complimentary sandwich lunch is available.

    1 - 2pm Free.

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 71528

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    Gratitude for life: A Psychodynamic Guide for Non-believers Interdisciplinary Seminars in Psychoanalysis

    Michael Lacewing, Heythrop College London.

    8.15-9.45pm Free

    St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles

    oxfordpsychoanalysis.blogspot.co.uk Email Me

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    FestivalMonday 26th January 2015 Hide

    Inspired by Blake Festival: Hear the Voice of the Bard Blackwell's Bookshop & The Ashmolean Museum

    Workshop exploring ways of preparing a poetry recitation, using selected Blake poems.

    7pm £5

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

    www.inspiredbyblake.co.uk/ Email Me 01865 333623

    A poetry reading requires poise and concentration. But to recite a writer’s whole oeuvre is a tour de force. This is the task...read more

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    Tuesday 27th January 2015 Hide

    LecturesTuesday 27th January 2015 Hide

    Into all the truth

    A community of learners.

    5 - 6pm Free

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (2) 70797

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    Samuel Palmer and Louisa Twining's Notes on Watercolour Painting

    Louisa Twining wrote that her 'most delightful drawing instruction' was given by Samuel Palmer. Discover the notes she and Palmer made together during those lessons in 1856.

    3.45 - 4.45pm Free

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

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

    Lectures, Art, Tomorrow, This Week

    Where Did The Moon Come From?

    Professor Alex Halliday discusses the many competing theories being debated today about how the Moon was formed.

    7pm 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/where-did-moon-come 01865 287406

    Museum, Lectures, Science, Tomorrow, This Week

    Wells, Pumps and Fountains: Oxfordshire's Water Supply from 1540 Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society

    Dr Jill Hind describes how access to water for domestic use has changed over time.

    5.30pm Free

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

    www.oahs.org.uk

    Eco, Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week, History

    Panel Discussion on Mental Health TORCH

    What is the role of the humanities in mental health? Discussion with John Geddes (Mental Health), Matthew Broome (Psychiatry), Joshua Hordern (Theology) & Emily Troscianko (English).

    1pm Free

    Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG

    torch.ox.ac.uk/mental-health 01865 (2)80101

    Maths has its own language and narrative doesn't it: E = mc2, Fermat's Theorem, Fibonacci's numbers etc? But last night as part...read more

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    Romania's new German President: Where do we go from here?

    Free lecture, with a light lunch provided

    12.30 - 2pm Free

    St Antony's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6JF, Visits by appointment only.

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 274537

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week, Politics

    The Uncertain World of Minerals Geology Oxford Geology Group

    A lecture to be given by Chris Arnold of AMC Consulting.

    8pm £3

    Earth Sciences Dept., South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3AN

    www.ogg.uk.com Email Me 07901672713

    No need to book!

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Making of Saints: Politics, Biography and Hagiography in Modern Irish History

    With Professor Roy Foster. Booking not required.

    5.30 - 7pm Free.

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 274100

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week, History, Irish, Religion

    ICT, Civic Education and Civil Society Capacity Building in Iran

    Discussing the impact of Tavaana, an e-learning site in Iran which includes classes on democracy and human rights advocacy

    4.30 - 6pm Free

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

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

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    The life of a bookbinder in the 17th and 18th centuries

    Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lecture (at a cost of £7 per person)

    1pm Free.

    Bodleian Library, Old Schools Quadrangle, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm; Sat: 9am-4.30pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (2)77234

    Lectures, Books, Tomorrow, This Week

    Wednesday 28th January 2015 Hide

    LecturesWednesday 28th January 2015 Hide

    Lecture by Professor John Stein. Neuroscience of neurodevelopmental disorders Speedwell and WellBeing Trust

    Wobbles, warbles and fish; dyslexia, ADHD, autism and anti-social behaviour.

    7.30 - 9pm £5. Students free

    Green Templeton College, Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HG

    Email Me 01865552688

    Family Friendly, Lectures, Health, This Week

    Low-carbon energy sources

    Second Seminar in the Paris and Beyond Series. Booking not required.

    5 - 6.15pm Free

    School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 614 966

    Nature, Lectures, Science, This Week

    Refuge and Protection in the Late Ottoman Empire

    Examining the late Ottoman Empire and the forced migration of millions of largely Muslim refugees.

    5 - 6.30pm free

    Refugee Studies Centre, 3 Worcester Street, Oxford OX1 2PZ

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

    Lectures, This Week, History

    What can we learn from Cicero?

    With Dr Harry Lesser. Booking not required.

    12.30 - 2pm Free

    Oxford Institute Of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PR

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 612810

    Lectures, This Week

    The World of the Print: Engravers and Designers

    With Antony Griffiths (Former Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum).

    5 - 6pm free

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (2)86830

    Lectures, This Week

    Energy politics: Empowerment or dependency?

    Examining how South East European countries have developed links with Russia, the Middle East and China.

    5 - 6.45pm Free

    European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6HR

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 274537

    Lectures, This Week

    MeetingWednesday 28th January 2015 Hide

    Rally: No Platform for fascists - Marine Le Pen not welcome here Oxford Unite Against Fascism

    Come and Join the opposition to fascist MLP speaking at the Oxford Union. Visit fb event

    19.00hrs - 21.00hrs Free

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

    www.facebook.com/events/1404300689866187/ Email Me

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    Meeting, Lectures, This Week, Politics

    ArtWednesday 28th January 2015 Hide

    The Factory Floor: Relief Printing

    Modern Art Oxford invites craftspeople to demonstrate their skills. This week, Richard Lawrence demonstrates relief and linoleum printing.

    12-5pm Free.

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

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    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Art, This Week

    Thursday 29th January 2015 Hide

    LecturesThursday 29th January 2015 Hide

    FameLab Oxford Heats Science Oxford

    Book your FREE tickets now to see the new science talent on the Oxford block.

    7 - 9pm Free

    St Aldate's Tavern, 108 St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BU

    ...scienceoxford.com... Email Me 01865 810021

    Booking advised by 12 Feb 2015

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    Competition, Lectures, Comedy, Science, This Week

    Thursday Lunchtime Talks at St Giles - The Wisdom of the Mystics Oxford Centre for Spiritual Growth

    A series of talks by influential speakers on mystics from the Desert Fathers to Dante.

    12.30pm Free (retiring collection)

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

    www.ocsg.uk.net/ Email Me

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    Lectures, Worship, This Week, Religion

    Oxford U3A Talk. Oxford U3A

    Talk on Handel's Operas by Curtis Rogers

    2pm Free for Oxford U3A members. £2 for visitors.

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

    u3aoxford.org.uk/

    Lectures, This Week

    Mere Practicality? Infants, Interests and the Value of Life

    Anyone who has been present at the memorial service for an infant knows that, in practice, people accord the life of a child a special value.

    5.30 - 7pm Free

    St Cross College, 61 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LZ, Visitors by appointment only.

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 286888

    Lectures, This Week

    Climate change: dealing with uncertainty

    What are the physical reasons why predictions of climate change are necessarily uncertain?

    5 - 6.30pm free

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

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

    Lectures, This Week

    GF Bodley and the Society of St John the Evangelist

    Architectural historian, Michael Hall, speaks about the Victorian architect, GF Bodley, the man who conceived and designed the church of St John the Evangelist and its adjoining cloister.

    4.30pm Free

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

    Website 01865 613500

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    Education in a free society Oxford Communist Corresponding Society

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

    7.30-9pm Free

    Oxford Town Hall Judge's Room, Saint Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX

    communistcorrespondingsociety.org Email Me

    No need to book!

    Lectures, Education, School, This Week, Politics

    ArtThursday 29th January 2015 Hide

    Experimental Drawing: Richard Deacon, Sam Lee, Jan Crombie + Kliner Shames This event has been created by Populate Co-op work

    Join us to take part in an evening of experimental drawing.

    18:30 - 20:30 Free

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

    Email Me http://populatecoop.wordpress.com

    Book tickets

    Lectures, Music, Art, This Week

    The Factory Floor: Relief Printing

    Modern Art Oxford invites craftspeople to demonstrate their skills. This week, Richard Lawrence demonstrates relief and linoleum printing.

    12-5pm Free.

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

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    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Art, This Week

    FestivalThursday 29th January 2015 Hide

    Inspired by Blake Festival: Blake and his Visions Blackwell's Bookshop & The Ashmolean Museum

    A discussion on Blake, his visions and Psychology.

    7pm £5

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

    www.inspiredbyblake.co.uk Email Me 01865 333623

    A poetry reading requires poise and concentration. But to recite a writer’s whole oeuvre is a tour de force. This is the task...read more

    Lectures, Poetry, Festival, Art, This Week

    Friday 30th January 2015 Hide

    LecturesFriday 30th January 2015 Hide

    Berwick To Bannockburn: Why England Went To War With Scotland


    Tim Porter explores three key aspects of the Anglo-Scottish relationship during the Middle Ages

    2pm £9

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

    Lectures, This Week, History

    The Great Gatsby and the Invention of American Literature

    With Sarah Churchwell, 2015 Eccles Writer in Residence at the British Library

    5 - 6pm Free.

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

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

    Lectures, Books, American, This Week

    The English people at war in the age of Henry VIII: War and rumours of wars

    How much did Henry VIII's subjects think or talk about war?

    5 - 6pm free

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (6)15008

    Lectures, This Week

    Ruskin College Open Day Ruskin College Oxford

    Come and talk to staff and students about life at Ruskin College Oxford.

    11am Start Free Entry

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

    www.ruskin.ac.uk/ Email Me 01865 759604

    Lectures, This Week

    MeetingFriday 30th January 2015 Hide

    LiveFriday: Heaven & Hell

    Heaven and Hell LiveFriday marks the culmination of the 'Inspired by Blake' Festival.

    7 - 10pm Free

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

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/livefriday-heaven-hell 01865 (2)78285

    A poetry reading requires poise and concentration. But to recite a writer’s whole oeuvre is a tour de force. This is the task...read more

    Theatre, Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Lectures, Poetry, Festival, Books, Music, Art, Craft, Nightlife, This Week

    ArtFriday 30th January 2015 Hide

    The Factory Floor: Relief Printing

    Modern Art Oxford invites craftspeople to demonstrate their skills. This week, Richard Lawrence demonstrates relief and linoleum printing.

    12-5pm Free.

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

    Show all dates/times

    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Art, This Week

    Saturday 31st January 2015 Hide

    ArtSaturday 31st January 2015 Hide

    The Factory Floor: Relief Printing

    Modern Art Oxford invites craftspeople to demonstrate their skills. This week, Richard Lawrence demonstrates relief and linoleum printing.

    12-5pm Free.

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

    Show all dates/times

    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Art, This Week

    FestivalSaturday 31st January 2015 Hide

    Inspired by Blake Festival: Waiting for Robert Blackwell's Bookshop & The Ashmolean Museum

    A play based on William Blake's life in 1827 London. Please visit website for more info

    7pm £5

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

    www.inspiredbyblake.co.uk Email Me 01865 333623

    A poetry reading requires poise and concentration. But to recite a writer’s whole oeuvre is a tour de force. This is the task...read more

    Theatre, Lectures, Poetry, Festival, Art, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsSaturday 31st January 2015 Hide

    Tara Yoga Centre Open Day Tara Yoga Centre

    A free and open event with a range of events exploring spirituality through yoga & tantra

    10.00 Free

    Tara Yoga Centre, 2nd Floor Crown House, 193 Cowley Road, Oxford, (opposite O2 Academy, entrance on East Avenue) OX4 1UT

    ...tarayogacentre.co.uk... info@tarayogaoxford.co.uk 01865 362802 / 07910 354251

    No need to book!

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