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  • The Writers' Greenhouse 12-week Novel-building evening course, starting Thursday 2 October 2014  
  • Mock jurors needed for trial. Are you interested in the workings of the jury system?  

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    Gawkey The White House Fri 26 Sep: 8.30pm

    Graham Metcalfe The White House Fri 12 Sep: 8.30pm

    Open Folk Session The White House Fri 5 Sep: 8.30pm

    Last chance to book for

    South Pacific—Youth Theatre
    Book by Sat, 30 August

    (Starts Fri, 29 August)

    The Clarke Waterman Celebrity Golf Day
    Book by Sat, 30 August

    (Starts Fri, 12 September)

    Weymouth Day Trip
    Book by Sat, 30 August

    (Starts Sat, 13 September)

    Oxford Time Travel Tour
    Book by Sat, 30 August

    (Starts Fri, 29 August)

    From The Argentine to Andalusia - St Giles Cafe present a new dinner menu, Thursdays - Saturdays, inspired by a journey
    Book by Sat, 30 August

    (Starts Thu, 4 September)

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    Friday 29th August 2014 Hide

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    Games For Cancer Games For Cancer

    Games For Cancer Meeting scheduled soon. Phone to participate.

    1745-1900 Free

    Cowley Workers Social Club, 21 Between Towns Road, Cowley OX4 3LZ

    gamesforcancer.webs.com Email Me 07784682656

    Meeting, Health, Charity, Games, Today, This Week

    Saturday 30th August 2014 Hide

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    The Writers' Greenhouse Summer of Writing: workshops and writing days this August with Megan Kerr

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    Every weekend in August: Saturday workshops and Sunday writing days. Learn, & have space to write in peace. Sunday am or pm sessions can be booked singly. Price reductions for multiple bookings. Will this be the summer you write your novel?

    10am - 4pm. Topic: Orientating the reader (time, space, exposition) £60

    Private house in Upper Wolvercote

    www.thewritersgreenhouse.co.uk

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    I found this course via Google after hunting high and low for a local writing course that didn't focus on the academic side...read more

    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Books, New Writing, This Week, Classes

    Sunday 31st August 2014 Hide

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    Weekly Sunday Night Quiz The Marsh Harrier

    Come and test your brain power. Everyone welcome.

    8pm £1

    Marsh Harrier, 40 Marsh Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford OX4 2HH

    www.themarshharrier.com info@themarshharrier.com 01865 718225

    No need to book!

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    Volunteer Conservation Work Oxford Conservation Volunteers

    Wetland maintenance at Woodstock Water Meadows

    all day Free

    Minibus pick-up in Oxford

    www.ocv.org.uk Email Me

    Eco, Nature, Meeting, This Week

    ClassesSunday 31st August 2014 Hide

    The Writers' Greenhouse Summer of Writing: Sunday retreats in August - write in peace at author's home

    Reviews

    Every weekend in August: Saturday workshops and Sunday writing days. Learn, & have space to write in peace. Sunday am or pm sessions can be booked singly. Price reductions for multiple bookings. Will this be the summer you write your novel?

    10am - 4pm £30

    Private house in Upper Wolvercote

    www.thewritersgreenhouse.co.uk

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    I found this course via Google after hunting high and low for a local writing course that didn't focus on the academic side...read more

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    WorshipSunday 31st August 2014 Hide

    Sufi Spiritual Meditation Naqshbandi Sufi Order

    Lighten your heart! Just listen or join in, all welcome.

    6-8pm free

    Asian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way, Oxford OX4 1GH

    www.oxfordzikr.com Email Me

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    Meeting, Worship, Meditation, This Week, Wellbeing

    Monday 1st September 2014 Hide

    MeetingMonday 1st September 2014 Hide

    Monthly Music Quiz The Marsh Harrier

    8.30pm £1

    Marsh Harrier, 40 Marsh Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford OX4 2HH

    themarshharrier.com Email Me 01856 718225

    No need to book!

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    Books on the Broad Fiction Reading Group

    Fiction reading group that meets on the 1st Monday of every month at Blackwell's Bookshop

    6.30-8pm Free

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

    sites.google.com/site/booksonthebroad/ Email Me

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    Oxford Bardwell Speakers Club Toastmasters: Oxford Bardwell Speakers Club

    Conquer your fear of public speaking.

    7.30-9.30pm 1st meeting free, then £7.50 per month.

    St Clare's College (Bardwell Rd), 18 Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SP

    www.bardwellspeakers.org Email Me

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    Meeting, This Week

    Sports and FitnessMonday 1st September 2014 Hide

    Cowley Workers' Chess Club Cowley Workers Chess Club

    Casual chess in social club with bar. Quick social matches over Summer, league from Oct.

    7.30pm Guest sign-in for club venue, no charge for chess

    Cowley Workers Social Club, 21 Between Towns Road, Cowley OX4 3LZ

    twitter.com/CowleyWorkers2 Email Me

    No need to book!

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    Competition, Meeting, Sports and Fitness, Games, This Week

    Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Hide

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    Oriental board-game Go/ Baduk/ WeiQi/ 囲碁/ 바둑/ 围棋/ 圍棋 Oxford City Go Club

    All welcome - beginners to 7 dan/pro! Spectators welcome. Check website for late news.

    7.30-11.30pm Free

    Freud, 119 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AH

    www.britgo.org/clubs/oxford_c.html/ Email Me 01865 248775

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    Meeting, Chinese, Japanese, Games, This Week

    Amati - Free Stringed Instrument Valuation Day! Amati

    Free stringed instrument valuation day.

    9am-5pm Free

    The Old Bank, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BN

    www.amati.com Email Me 02070997114

    Booking advised by 25 Jul 2014

    Exhibition, Family Friendly, Meeting, Music, This Week

    Peace Is Possible PeaceOxford

    A short broadcast: Prem Rawat, known as Maharaji, speaks about inner peace. All are welcome.

    7.30-8.30pm Free

    Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW

    07879 007945

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    LecturesTuesday 2nd September 2014 Hide

    Ask for Evidence - Sense About Science Oxford Skeptics in the Pub

    How can we make companies, politicians & official bodies accountable for claims they make?

    7.30PM Free

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

    oxford.skepticsinthepub.org/ Email Me

    Pubs, Meeting, Lectures, Science, This Week

    ArtTuesday 2nd September 2014 Hide

    Knitting Group Jam Factory Knitters

    No cost, all ages and abilities welcome.

    5.30-7.30pm Free

    Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU, Mon - Fri: 8am - 10pm Sat: 10am - 10pm Sun: 10am - 9pm

    margaretpargeter317@btinternet.com

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    Meeting, Art, This Week

    Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Hide

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    Wednesday Coffee Mornings Oxford Irish Society

    Everyone welcome to this weekly community social morning. Bingo 12.30pm.

    11am-1pm Free

    Black Swan, Crown Street, (opposite Tesco, Cowley Rd), Oxford OX4 1QG

    Email Me 01865 247926

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    Pubs, Meeting, Health, This Week

    Backgammon

    For anyone who wants to play or learn backgammon. Bring board if you have one.

    7.30pm Free

    Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU

    www.meetup.com/Oxford-Backgammon/

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    Pubs, Meeting, Games, This Week, Learning

    Work Experience Information Evening City of Oxford College

    Come and see what your business could gain from having a student intern. Hear from students what they learnt from their placements and the sorts of things they did.

    6 - 7.30pm Free

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

    Meeting, Volunteer, This Week

    Phoenix Writing Group

    Monthly group for fiction writers. Mutual critique of work.

    6.30pm Free

    Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AU

    www.phoenixwritinggroup.org.uk Email Me

    Booking advised by 30 Jul 2014

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    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Books, This Week

    NightlifeWednesday 3rd September 2014 Hide

    A Menu Inspired by “Priscilla: Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France St. Giles' Cafe

    Dining Club Event: 5 course French menu with guest speaker, journalist Nicholas Shakespear

    7.30pm £37.50

    St Giles' Café, 52 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, Mon - Wed: 8.30am - 4.30pm Thu - Sat: 8.30am - 9pm

    www.stgilescafe.com Email Me 01865 554200

    Booking advised by 03 Sep 2014

    Meeting, Food, Nightlife, Restaurant, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsWednesday 3rd September 2014 Hide

    Knit Club Oxford Yarn Store

    Knitters and crocheters of all abilities meet informally at Oxford Yarn Store.

    10am-12pm Free

    Oxford Yarn Store, 3 North Parade Avenue, Oxford OX2 6LX, Mon - Sat 10am-6pm, late opening Thu -8pm. Closed Sundays.

    oxfordyarnstore.co.uk Email Me 01865 604112

    No need to book!

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    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Craft, Textiles, This Week, Knit and Natter

    Oxford Pipe Band Practise

    Meet every Wednesday night.

    6.30-9pm Free

    Silver Band Hall, Temple Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford, (near car park, behind Temple Cowley Swimming Pool) OX4 2EZ

    Email Me 01865 434887

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    Concert, Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Music, This Week

    Thursday 4th September 2014 Hide

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    Slimming World Blackbird Leys Slimming World

    Come along and start your weight loss journey with us.

    5 & 7pm £4.95 (£4.65)

    Blackbird Leys Youth & Community Centre, Blackbird Leys Road, Blackbird Leys, Oxford OX4 6HW

    Email Me 01865 400455

    No need to book!

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    Meeting, Health, This Week

    Knit Club Oxford Yarn Store

    Knitters and crocheters of all abilities meet informally.

    6-9pm Free

    Oxford Yarn Store, 3 North Parade Avenue, Oxford OX2 6LX, Mon - Sat 10am-6pm, late opening Thu -8pm. Closed Sundays.

    oxfordyarnstore.co.uk Email Me 01865 604112

    No need to book!

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    Meeting, Craft, Textiles, This Week, Knit and Natter

    SPEAK - The Voice for the Rights of Animals SPEAK

    What is happening to animals in Oxford University research laboratories? Find out here.

    1-5pm Free

    Opposite Oxford University Animal Research Lab, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS

    speakcampaigns.org/ info@speakcampaigns.org

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    Family Friendly, Meeting, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsThursday 4th September 2014 Hide

    Oxford ISIS Speakers Club Toastmasters

    Self development through public speaking in a safe and friendly environment!

    7-9:30pm Free

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

    www.oxford-isisspeakers.co.uk Email Me 07973 837575

    No need to book!

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    Japanese Tea Workshop with Kyoto Tea Master Chayou Tea Events

    Learn to make Japanese Tea with a visiting Tea Master from Kyoto.

    2.00pm - 4.00pm £10 per person

    Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College, Oriel Square, Oxford OX1 4EW

    www.chayoutea.com/upcoming-events/ Email Me

    Must book by 03 Sep 2014

    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Lectures, This Week

    ClassesThursday 4th September 2014 Hide

    Mindfulness & Guided Meditation every Thu eve Silvia Siret - Change Catalyst

    We share, practice Mindfulness and meditate in a lovely private space in South Abingdon.

    7.30-9pm £5

    South Abingdon. Venue revealed on request.

    ...meetup.com... Email Me

    Booking advised by 30 May 2014

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    Meeting, Meditation, This Week, Classes