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Oxford May Music Festival - Music, Science and the Arts meet in creative harmony - April 30th to May 5th 2014


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Wolvercote Farmers Market - First Turn, Wolvercote - Every Sunday 10am to 1pm


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Friday 25th April 2014 Hide

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Ilan Pappe Blackwell's Bookshop

Discussing his new book 'The Idea of Israel'.

7pm £3

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

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

Booking advised by 24 Apr 2014

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Get your Garden Buzzing Oxford

Talks: Create a Hevenly Bee Friendly Garden - Katharine Harborne. Beekeeping for Beginner

7.30pm to 9pm Free

The Coach House, Headington, Quarry Road, Headington OX3 8NU

kat@katharineharborne.co.uk 07824333564

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Eco, Nature, Gardens, Lectures, Today, This Week

Courses and WorkshopsFriday 25th April 2014 Hide

'Spring Clean Your Business' - a Free Networking Workshop Mumsnet Oxford

Top tips, discussion & advice for starting or refreshing your small business. Free childcare.

10.30am-12pm Free

Hawkwell House Hotel, Church Way, Iffley Village, Oxford OX4 4DZ

goo.gl/LhdY8Y Email Me

Booking advised by 25 Apr 2014

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WorshipFriday 25th April 2014 Hide

Weekly Friday Congregational (Jumu'ah) Prayers Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford

The most progressive and open-minded Friday prayers welcoming all Muslims and non-Muslims.

1pm Free

St Michael & All Angels Church Hall (Summertown), Corner of Banbury & Portland Rds, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7EZ

www.meco.org.uk Email Me 01865-766032

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GigFriday 25th April 2014 Hide

John Lloyd

QI and Blackadder creator talks. Part of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival.

7.45pm £12

Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

www.chiplitfest.com/events.asp?id=89

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ArtFriday 25th April 2014 Hide

Unearthed - Riches of the Romans & Anglo Saxons exhibition The Oxfordshire Museum

Grave goods and archaeological treasures of art and culture in the first millennium.

10am Free

The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock. OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed

www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum Email Me 01993 811456

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Saturday 26th April 2014 Hide

ArtSaturday 26th April 2014 Hide

Unearthed - Riches of the Romans & Anglo Saxons exhibition The Oxfordshire Museum

Grave goods and archaeological treasures of art and culture in the first millennium.

10am Free

The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock. OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed

www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum Email Me 01993 811456

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Sunday 27th April 2014 Hide

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CARU Symposium: "oAoCo" CARU | Contemporary Arts ReSearch Unit

" of Art of Culture of - a dialogue on truths & imagination - "

10:00-17:00 Free

Headington Hill Hall (Headington Hill, Oxford. OX3 0BT. tel: 01865 484 614)

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ArtSunday 27th April 2014 Hide

Unearthed - Riches of the Romans & Anglo Saxons exhibition The Oxfordshire Museum

Grave goods and archaeological treasures of art and culture in the first millennium.

10am Free

The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock. OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed

www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum Email Me 01993 811456

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Monday 28th April 2014 Hide

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Richard Cole Blackwell's Bookshop

Discussing his exhibition and book based on portraits of a French village.

7pm £3

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

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

Booking advised by 27 Apr 2014

Lectures, Books, Art, This Week

Portrait of a French Village Oxford-Grenoble twinning association

Artist and caricaturist Richard Cole talks about his book on his adopted village

7.30pm £3 inc refreshments

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

www.bookshopblackwell.co.uk/stores/events

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Buddhism and violence in the world today - Prof. Richard Gombrich Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

Can Buddhism really claim to be pacifist, or at least non-aggressive?

5:30pm Free. All welcome.

Hertford College, Catte St, Oxford OX13BW

www.ocbs.org/ Email Me 01865 274098

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Professor Paul Newman "Modern Robotics for Modern Transport" Keble Advanced Studies Centre

6.30pm Free

O'Reilly Theatre (Keble College), Entrance at Blackhall Road (behind Keble), Oxford OX1 3PG

www.keble-asc.com/?id=1131 Email Me

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Modern Robotics for Modern Transport - The Self-Driving Car

There will always be more robots, and they will do more and more for us: driving, defending, farming, exploring, building, healing, managing, inspecting, surveying and caring. We should be proud of our ingenuity but thoughtful of the consequences.

6.30pm

O'Reilly Theatre (Keble College), Entrance at Blackhall Road (behind Keble), Oxford OX1 3PG

rm.nsms.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=34832 275713

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Social Media and the Culture of Connectivity

José van Dijck, professor of Comparative Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, talks on how social media have become normalized in everyday life.

5.30pm Free

Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UD

www.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=34532 01865284435

Booking advised by 07 Apr 2014 Book tickets

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Tuesday 29th April 2014 Hide

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The Arts of War & Peace: Samurai Culture in Japan Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University

Lecture by Jasleen Kandhari on Japanese arts and samurai culture.

2-3pm £5 (£4)

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

www.ashmolean.org/events/Lectures/?id=132 01865 305305

Must book by 29 Apr 2014

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Against EU austerity Abe Lazarus Society

Public discussion on EU austerity and the alternative. Led by Brian Denny.

7pm-9pm Free

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

...extua.pw... info@abelazarus.co.uk 07769 557 664

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"Scandals, Scumbags and Judges"

Will changes in the law impact on justice? Lecture by media lawyer Mark Stephens CBE.

7pm Free

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

ruskinlaw@hotmail.co.uk 07521 576549

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The Cosmopolitan Outlook: How the European Project Can Be Saved

Discussants: Lord David Hannay, former UK representative to the EU and UN, and Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis talk.

5pm Free

St Antony's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6JF

www.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=34434 01865 74474

Lectures, This Week, Politics

The Global Spread of Financial Institutions: A Sociological Account

Mauro Guillén talks. Series of three lectures on the sociological impact of a finance-driven world.

5.30pm Free

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

www.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=34390 01865 288716

Must book by 29 Apr 2014 Book tickets

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Complexity and Coupling in the Global System

Held in conjunction with Oxford University Press, the Clarendon Lectures are designed to inform a general academic audience of important issues in management and the social sciences.

5.30pm Free

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

www.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=34502

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Muslim Faith and Wellbeing workshop Oxfordshire Mind

Join faith & community elders to discuss ways we can all strengthen our wellbeing.

10am - 2.30pm Free

Regal Community Centre, Ridgefield Road, Cowley, Oxford OX4 3BY

...oxfordshire-mind.org.uk... Email Me 01865 263730

Lectures, Charity, This Week, Wellbeing, Religion

Courses and WorkshopsTuesday 29th April 2014 Hide

Aspects of Bereavement 2014 Oxfordshire Cruse Bereavement Care

A course of six talks on various Aspects of Bereavement.

7-9pm £30 or £135 for all six talks

Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH

www.oxfordcruse.co.uk oxfordcruse@yahoo.co.uk 01865 202242

Booking advised by 29 Apr 2014

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Wednesday 30th April 2014 Hide

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Counting Stars Oxford May Music

Prof. Gerry Gilmore explores the origin & distribution of stars

5.30pm £2.50

Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

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Medieval Craftsmen Afternoon Tea Lecture

Lecturer Tim Porter explores the great legacy of medieval craftsmanship

2pm £9

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

Lectures, This Week

Richard Skinner Blackwell's Bookshop

Discussing his fiction title 'Mirror, Mirror'.

7pm £3

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

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

Booking advised by 29 Apr 2014

Lectures, Books, This Week

The Implosion of Financial Markets: A Normal Accident?

Mauro Guillén with the second of a series of three talks on the sociological impact of a finance-driven world.

5.30pm Free

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

www.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=34391 01865 288716

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Two Intriguing Cases of Complexity & Coupling: The Eurozone and the US/China Relationship

Held in conjunction with Oxford University Press, the Clarendon Lectures are designed to inform a general academic audience of important issues in management and the social sciences.

5.30pm free

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

www.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=34503

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Samantha Shannon in conversation with Sam Thompson Oxford Author Series

Author of The Bone Season talks to lecturer in English at St. Anne's College. Places limited.

5.15 - 6.15pm Free

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

www.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=34299

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ConcertWednesday 30th April 2014 Hide

Oxford May Music Festival - Music, Science and the Arts meet in creative harmony - April 30th to May 5th 2014

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Thursday 1st May 2014 Hide

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'Are We Living In A New Geological Era - The Athropocene?' Oxford May Music Festival

Prof. Myles Allen discusses whether we are reshaping planetary systems on a global scale.

5.30pm

Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

Lectures, This Week

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

Hildegard of Bingen:Singing the Mystery by June Boyce Tillman

12.30pm retiring collection

St Giles' Church, St Giles, Oxford OX2 6HT

www.ocsg.uk.net Email Me

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Kate Fox Blackwell's Bookshop

Kate Fox will be discussing "Watching the English" 10 years on from publication.

7pm £3

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

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

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History of Integration Initiatives in England: What We've learned

A talk by Professor Gerald Wistow of the London School of Economics.

12.30-2pm Free

Nuffield College, New Road OX11NF

www.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=34533

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The Egyptian Myths

A guide to the ancient gods and legends with historian Garry J. Shaw

2pm £5

Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX12PH

Lectures, This Week

The Sovereign Debt Debacle

Mauro Guillén talks to conclude a series of three lectures on the sociological impact of the financial world.

5.30pm Free

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

www.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=34392 01865 288716

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Isomorphism, Impermeability, and Institutional Diversity

Held in conjunction with Oxford University Press, the Clarendon Lectures are designed to inform a general academic audience of important issues in management and the social sciences.

5.30pm free

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

www.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=34504

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Soapbox City Pegasus and Oxford Playhouse

‘Tis the season of radical thinking, and from morning 'til night on May Day, 144 local residents, artists, students, business leaders, charity workers, campaigners and young people will mount a soapbox in the city centre, for five minutes each, to do, say or make something radical. To take part, email soapboxcity@oxfordplayhouse.com with your name and how you'd spend your 5 minutes.

7am-7pm Free

Oxford city centre

...pegasustheatre.org.uk...

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ConcertThursday 1st May 2014 Hide

Oxford May Music Festival - Music, Science and the Arts meet in creative harmony - April 30th to May 5th 2014

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