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    Songwriting & Music Prod. Collaboration Week @ the Hotel Pelirocco 8-12/03/2015 Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton BN1 2FG Sun 8 Mar: Sun 8th - Fri 13th

    Purcell's Timon of Athens St John's College Chapel Thu 27 Nov: 8.30pm-9pm

    Seniors' Club: What We Did On Our Holiday [12A] Vue Cinema Tue 2 Dec: 10.45am

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    Little Shop of Horrors, the Musical
    Book by Wed, 26 November

    (Starts Thu, 27 November)

    Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds
    Book by Wed, 26 November

    (Starts Thu, 27 November)

    Open Day event at City of Oxford College
    Book by Wed, 26 November

    (Starts Wed, 26 November)

    newChoir with Corona Baroque Ensemble "Baroque Praise"
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    Assassins
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    The reinstatement of the NHS Oxfordshire Green Party

    Hear Allyson Pollock explain how they are selling off our NHS, and how we can save it.

    8-9.30pm £5/£2 concessions

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

    www.greenoxfordshire.com/pollock Email Me

    Booking advised by 24 Nov 2014 Book tickets

    Meeting, Lectures, Health, Today, This Week, Politics

    The Reinstatement of the NHS: why it needs restoring and how we can do it

    Allyson Pollock, Professor of Public Health Research & Policy

    8.00 - 9.30 p.m. £5 / £2 conc

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

    Book tickets

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    Oxford in the Great War Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society

    Malcolm Graham discusses the transformation of Oxford during the Great War.

    5.30 pm Free

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

    www.oahs.org.uk Email Me

    Museum, Lectures, Today, This Week, History, War

    Kate Mosse Blackwell's Bookshop

    Kate Mosse will be discussing her new book The Taxidermist's Daughter and her other titles

    7pm £3

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

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

    Booking advised by 25 Nov 2014

    Lectures, Books, Today, This Week

    A B Emden Lecture 2014: The Crisis of the Meritocracy: Education and Democracy in Modern Britain

    Please note that this event was originally due to take place on Friday 13 June but has been rescheduled.

    5 - 6pm free entry

    St Edmund Hall (Teddy Hall), St Edmund Hall, Queen’s Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR, 10am - 4pm daily. Admission free.

    ...ox.ac.uk... (2)79003

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    Becoming Adult

    Transitions at 18 for young people subject to immigration control in the UK.

    5 - 6pm Free

    Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 281751

    Lectures, Today, This Week

    Wednesday 26th November 2014 Hide

    LecturesWednesday 26th November 2014 Hide

    Oxford Geek Night #38 Oxford Geek Nights

    Local web developers, designers, techies, librarians, etc. meet, drink and chat

    7:30pm for 8pm Free

    The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE, 11-11 during the week. 11-12 Fri and Sat.

    oxford.geeknights.net

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    Magic Textiles Ashmolean Museum

    A look at Asian textiles with supposed mystical and magical properties.

    6.00-8.30pm £3

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

    www.ashmolean.org 01865 305 305

    Booking advised by 26 Nov 2014 Book tickets

    Museum, Lectures, Art, Textiles, Tomorrow, This Week

    Ruskin Platforms: Margaret Macmillan Ruskin College Oxford

    The Outbreak of the First World War: History and Memory.

    7pm Free

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

    www.ruskin.ac.uk Email Me 01865 759631

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    Margaret MacMillan 'The Outbreak of the First World War: History and Memory' Ruskin College

    Author of Paris 1919 and The War that Ended the Peace, Professor MacMillan talks about WWI

    6.30-9.00 Free

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

    www.ruskin.ac.uk/events Email Me 01865 759600

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week, History, War

    Shami Chakrabarti- 'On Liberty' Blackwell's Bookshop

    Shami Chakrabarti will be discussing her book 'On Liberty'.

    7pm £5

    Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford

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

    Booking advised by 26 Nov 2014

    Lectures, Books, Tomorrow, This Week

    Innovative Independent Publishers Oxford Publishing Society

    Come and hear from some of publishing's most interesting outfits - Snowbrooks and Outbound.

    6.30 - 9pm £10 or free for members

    Oxford Brookes Main Lecture Hall, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus, Oxford OX3 0BP

    www.opusnet.co.uk/

    No need to book!

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    After the Earthquake: The Consequences for Westminster and the National Media of the Scottish Vote

    Andrew Marr, broadcaster and journalist, talks about the state of the Union following the Scottish referendum.

    6 - 7.15pm free admission

    St Peter's College, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DL, Daily 10am - 5pm. Admission free.

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 614985

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week, Politics, Scottish

    Upsetting the balance of nature: are humans really to blame? Oxford Brookes University

    Andrew Lack's talk may leave you asking questions about the implications of his findings.

    6pm - 7pm Free

    Oxford Brookes, JHB Lecture Theatre, Headington

    www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/events/ Email Me 01865 484864

    Must book by 26 Nov 2014 Book tickets

    Eco, Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    Greece in the Euro: Economic delinquency or system failure?

    Greece: fiscal delinquent or the first victim of the Euro's failure?

    5 - 6.45pm Free.

    St Anthony's College

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

    Lectures, Tomorrow, This Week

    ClassesWednesday 26th November 2014 Hide

    City of Oxford College Open Event City of Oxford College

    Join us at our city centre campus on Oxpens Road to find out more about college courses.

    4-7pm Free

    City of Oxford College - Oxford City Centre Campus, Oxpens Road, Oxford OX1 1SA

    www.cityofoxford.ac.uk/events Email Me 01865 550550

    Booking advised by 26 Nov 2014 Book tickets

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

    Thursday 27th November 2014 Hide

    LecturesThursday 27th November 2014 Hide

    Entrusted with the hope of God: an army chaplain's perspective Oxford Centre for Spiritual Growth

    Lunchtime talk by Paschal Hanrahan. Part of series on engaging positively with suffering.

    12.30 pm free - retiring collection

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

    www.ocsg.uk.net/ Email Me

    Lectures, This Week, Religion

    Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds Blackwell's Bookshop

    Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds will be discussing 'Nye: The Political Life of Aneurin Bevan'.

    7pm £3

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

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

    Booking advised by 26 Nov 2014

    Lectures, Books, This Week, Politics

    Natural Human Rights: A Theory

    Dr Michael Boylan will explore the central argument in his just published book, Natural Human Rights: A Theory.

    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

    Reclamations: Writing on the Lives of Shirley Hazzard and Hannah Lynch

    This informal seminar features Brigitta Olubas, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

    5.30 - 7pm Free

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 211707

    Lectures, This Week

    Austerity Kills West Oxfordshire Greens

    Two vulnerable adults starved to death on the Prime Minister's doorstep in recent months. Why did it happen?

    19.30 Free

    Langdale Hall, Langdale Gate, Witney OX28 6AB

    ...eventbrite.com... Email Me 07740465284

    Booking advised by 26 Nov 2014 Book tickets

    Lectures, Local Issues, This Week, Politics

    Marina Warner: Fairy tales in our time The Story Museum

    The scholar demonstrates how fairy tales have influenced human understanding and culture.

    6.00pm £7.50/£5

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865 305305

    Booking advised by 26 Nov 2014 Book tickets

    Museum, Lectures, Books, Fairytale, This Week

    Coaching in higher education

    Ring the intercom for Suite 3 to be let in the building.

    4 - 5.30pm free

    Oxford Learning Institute, Suite 3, Littlegate House, 16/17 St Ebbes, Oxford OX1 1PT, Term time: Monday- Friday 9.00 am- 5.00 pm Vacation: Monday - Friday 9.00 am- 5.00 pm

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

    Lectures, This Week

    Why do we need to reconstruct drug discovery?

    Professor Chas Bountra and Dr Javier Lezaun take a fresh look at the way we organise early-stage (high-risk/high-reward) pharmaceutical research.

    3.30 - 5pm free

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 216593

    Lectures, Health, Science, This Week

    Development of improved influenza vaccines NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre

    Professor Sarah Gilbert, Oxford University, will talk on the development of flu vaccines

    6.30 pm FREE

    Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7HE

    oxfordbrc.nihr.ac.uk/ Email Me 01865 227108

    Lectures, Health, This Week

    Very early adolescent motherhood in developing countries

    Dr Sarah Neal, University of Southampton

    12.30 - 2pm N/A

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (6)12800

    Lectures, This Week

    Holey Union: The Constitutional Paradox of Secession Foundation for Law, Justice and Society

    Opening lecture given by Dr Rivka Weill, Radzyner School of Law, Israel

    17:30- 19:00 Free

    The Cube, Law Faculty, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, OX1 3UL

    fljs.org/holey-union Email Me

    Booking advised by 27 Nov 2014 Book tickets

    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Oxford University, This Week

    MeetingThursday 27th November 2014 Hide

    Matt Parker & The Illusion of Science Oxford Skeptics in the Pub

    From Quantum Field Theory to the Fourth Dimension: Why it's really easy to sound sciencey.

    7.30PM Free

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

    oxford.skepticsinthepub.org/ Email Me 07905499060

    Pubs, Meeting, Lectures, Science, This Week

    CinemaThursday 27th November 2014 Hide

    Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 (10p/min from landline) — Thursday 27th November 2014 Hide

    Meet My World Film Evening Amantani

    'How-To' films written by indigenous children from Peru. Their mission is to teach you!

    6.30pm £8

    Eco, Cinema, Lectures, Art, This Week

    Friday 28th November 2014 Hide

    LecturesFriday 28th November 2014 Hide

    C R W Nevinson in the 21st Century Ashmolean Museum

    Look at how Nevinson has been depicted more recently in television programmes and books.

    2.00-3.00pm £5/£4 concessions

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

    www.ashmolean.org 01865 305 305

    Booking advised by 28 Nov 2014 Book tickets

    Museum, Lectures, Art, This Week, History

    Who decides what's real? Thoughts on narrative from Egypt and Palestine

    With Ahdaf Soueif, co-founder of The Revolutionary Front, Egypt.

    5 - 6pm None

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

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

    Lectures, This Week, Protest, Politics

    Guest Lecture with Michael Liebreich - Founder and Chairman of Bloomberg New Energy Finance

    Discussing how the volatile worlds of finance and energy interact.

    4.30 - 6pm free

    Rhodes House, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RG

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

    Lectures, This Week

    The Multisensory Science of Cheese and Wine Science Oxford

    Test your own perception of flavour with experimental psychology, cheese and wine.

    7 - 9.30pm £22.50 or £80 for table of 4.

    Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD

    www.scienceoxfordlive.com Email Me 01865810021

    Must book by 27 Nov 2014 Book tickets

    Lectures, Cheese, Science, This Week, Wine

    Healthy Ageing, Cognitive Decline and Dementia: The Role of Nutrition and Diet Food and Behaviour Research

    Dietary Factors in Dementia: latest research, and practical implications

    09:20 - 16:30 from £29 - bursary places available

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

    www.fabresearch.org/viewItem.php?id=9319 Email Me 01463 667319

    Must book by 27 Nov 2014 Book tickets

    Lectures, Health, This Week

    First on the Continents: First ascents by world-class mountaineers Community Action Nepal

    SOLD OUT!

    Andy Kirkpatrick, Alex Huber, Mike Kennedy on epic ascents in Antarctica, Europe, N. America. Host: Doug Scott CBE

    7-10pm £15 - from organisers or Blacks BUT SOLD OUT NOW

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

    ...canepal.org.uk... Email Me 01865 778536

    Must book by 27 Nov 2014

    Nature, Sports and Fitness, Lectures, This Week

    The ethics of non-violent protest on the West Bank Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies

    Sami Awad reflects on Muslim and Christian approaches to non-violent protest

    2.30-4pm Free

    Song School, 109a Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH

    cmcsoxford.org.uk/ Email Me 01865 613440

    No need to book!

    Lectures, This Week

    Twenty Years After NAFTA: Integration, Identity, And Regionalism In North America

    What the pact has meant for business, international relations , and a regional sense of identity.

    10am - 4pm Free.

    St Anthony's College

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865274494

    Lectures, American, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsFriday 28th November 2014 Hide

    The Break-Up of Nations: Constitutional Dimensions Using Ukraine as a Case Study The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society

    Discussion on the constitutional implications of the ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine

    9:30- 16:30 Free

    St Hugh's College, St Margaret's Road, Oxford OX2 6LE

    fljs.org/break-up-of-nations Email Me

    Booking advised by 28 Nov 2014

    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Oxford University, This Week, Politics

    MeetingFriday 28th November 2014 Hide

    Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing and what we can do about it Oxofrd United Nations Association

    Talk by Prof Ian Goldin Director of the Martin Oxford School

    1-2pm free

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

    www.oxforduna.org Email Me 01235 531107

    Meeting, Lectures, This Week

    Saturday 29th November 2014 Hide

    LecturesSaturday 29th November 2014 Hide

    Roger Bacon and the Frontiers of Science Soc. History of Medieval Technology & Science

    A talk by James Burge author of Dante's Inferno

    2pm £5 (Free to members & students)

    Museum of the History of Science, Old Ashmolean Building, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

    www.SHMTS.org Email Me

    No need to book!

    Lectures, Books, Science, This Week, History

    Medieval Christian Iconography for Art Historians

    Through the long period of the Middle Ages, a repertory of images developed associated with written texts promoted and circulated by the Church, the most powerful and socially pervasive institution of the period.

    9.30am - 5.00pm £62

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

    ...ox.ac.uk...

    Lectures, This Week

    Michael Rosen: Good Ideas The Story Museum

    Author and broadcaster Michael Rosen demonstrates how to be your child's best teacher.

    2.00 - 3.00pm £5

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865 305305

    Booking advised by 28 Nov 2014 Book tickets

    Family Friendly, Lectures, Books, Education, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsSaturday 29th November 2014 Hide

    LifeSaver Organ Donation Awareness Lifesaver Oxford

    Raise awareness of organ donation; a chance to hear donors & recipients stories + sign up!

    12-4pm Free

    Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy, The Old Palace, Rose Place, St. Aldates, Oxford. OX1 1RD

    Website Email Me

    No need to book!

    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Lectures, This Week

    Sunday 30th November 2014 Hide

    LecturesSunday 30th November 2014 Hide

    1 hour Talk: Is dating stacked against men? Oxford Research Talks

    An analysis of the positives and negatives of dating....

    7pm-8:30pm £0

    Bills, St.Michaels St.OX1 2DU

    No need to book!

    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Lectures, This Week

    WorshipSunday 30th November 2014 Hide

    After Eight Christ Church Cathedral

    Informal cathedral worship - music, conversation, time for reflection.

    8-9pm Free

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... Email Me 01865 276155

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    Lectures, Music, Worship, This Week

    MeetingSunday 30th November 2014 Hide

    Black Screen: Movie and Discussion Nights Kuumba Nia Arts

    Relaxed and friendly Black film nights with discussion and networking. Come and join us!

    7pm doors open Free, donations welcome

    Old Music Hall, The Old Music Hall, 106 Cowley Road OX4 1JE

    kuumbaniaarts.blogspot.co.uk/p/kuum.html Email Me 07958 343359

    No need to book!

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    Cinema, Family Friendly, Meeting, Lectures, This Week

    Monday 1st December 2014 Hide

    LecturesMonday 1st December 2014 Hide

    From inspiration to publication: bumps along the road

    Dr Helen Ashdown discusses whether pain when going over speed bumps can be used as a diagnostic test for appendicitis.

    5.30 - 6.30pm Free.

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 270360

    Lectures, Health, This Week

    Subject Taster Day Ruskin College Oxford

    Come and be a Writing for Performance student for a morning at Ruskin College Oxford.

    10am - 12noon Free Entry

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

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

    Courses and Workshops, Lectures, This Week

    International Criminal Tribunals and the Rule of Law

    What justice means for different groups may vary greatly.

    5.15 - 6.30pm free

    St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL

    ...ox.ac.uk... 81266

    Lectures, This Week

    Living with Floods and Droughts: Adapting to Hydro-Climatic Extremes

    How can science best inform adaptation policy and practice to reduce economic loss, human suffering and environmental damage?

    5 - 6.30pm free

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

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

    Lectures, This Week

    The Night Malcolm X Spoke at the Oxford Union

    Professor Stephen Tuck discusses his new book, 15 years after the debate.

    5.15 - 6.30pm Free.

    Oxford Union, Frewin Court OX1 3JB

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (6)10952

    Lectures, Books, This Week, Politics

    Animals, Human Beings, and Persons

    Fellow Creatures: The Moral and Legal Standing of Animals

    4.30 - 6.30pm Free

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

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

    Lectures, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsMonday 1st December 2014 Hide

    Metatronic Healing Spiritual Cafe Wallingford

    An angelic approach to awakening, healing and insight. Will include a healing meditation.

    7.15pm - 9.30pm Non-members: £4 (on the door)

    The Methodist Church Hall, St Leonard's Square, Wallingford OX10 0AR

    www.wrekinforum.org Email Me

    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Lectures, This Week