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  • New Charity Football League season launches in October!  
  • St Giles Cafe hosts Food For Thought - a literary discussion and dinner, Wed 24th Sept  
  • Naomi Klein discusses her important new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate, Sheldonian Theatre, 8th Oct  
  • Daily Info's 2014 Freshers' Competition. Win drinks, tickets, vouchers or a bike!  
  • The Writers' Greenhouse 12-week Novel-building evening course, starting Thursday 2 October 2014  
  • OxGrow Big Dig: Sun 21st Sept, 10am-6pm at Hogacre Common. A day of community gardening and outdoor fun. All welcome.  
  • Volunteer befrienders sought by Tandem  

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    St Giles Cafe hosts Food For Thought - a literary discussion and dinner, Wed 24th Sept St Giles' Café

    Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture Oxford University Museum of Natural History Fri 14 Nov: 5 - 6pm

    Deadly Drugs and Dangerous Devices Oxford University Museum of Natural History Sun 20 Sep: 4.30 - 6pm

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    Youth Theatre
    Book by Tue, 23 September

    (Starts Tue, 23 September)

    Young Directions: Theatre (school years 9-13)
    Book by Tue, 23 September

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    Youth Theatre for School Years 6-8
    Book by Tue, 23 September

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    West End Dance (adult class)
    Book by Tue, 23 September

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    Street Dance (adult class)
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    Slimming World Kidlington Slimming World

    Loose weight without feeling hungry! Visit our friendly group to discover how.

    5.30pm and 7.30pm sessions £4.95 (£4.65)

    Kidlington Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 2DS

    www.slimmingworld.com Email Me 07941 959035

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    Sports and FitnessMonday 22nd 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

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

    ArtMonday 22nd September 2014 Hide

    Art Classes, Painting and Drawing Evening Class

    Learn the basics of painting and drawing at a friendly evening course. Beginners welcome.

    7.15-9.15 £126 nine week course

    St Peter's Church Rooms, First Turn, Wolvercote OX2 8AS

    www.artclassesoxford.wordpress.com cathylandellmills@me.com 01865 510660 / 07807 048507

    Booking advised by 26 Oct 2014 Book tickets

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

    Tuesday 23rd 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

    Playground

    Artists' new work & collaboration platform.

    7pm Free

    The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ, Shop and gallery open 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday. OFS Venue for gigs/theatre open whenever there's an event.

    www.theplayground.org.uk

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    Theatre, Meeting, 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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    M40 Offices, Networking, Food and Canapés M40 Offices

    All business owners are welcome to join M40 Offices networking event in Wheatley.

    12-2pm Free

    M40 Offices, Old London Road, Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1XW

    www.m40offices.com Email Me 01844 260 500

    Must book by 19 Sep 2014

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    LecturesTuesday 23rd September 2014 Hide

    JOHN 8V44:- WHY JESUS SAID “Ye are of your father the devil” Oxford Gnostic Fellowship

    What is happening in the world could be explained in the above Parable. Fully EXPLAINED.

    7.00-9.00PM Free

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

    ...virginmedia.com... Email Me 0118 9666345

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    ArtTuesday 23rd 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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    Playground Arts at the Old Fire Station

    An open platform for artists to share, discuss and develop new work. Free.

    7pm Free

    The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ, Shop and gallery open 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday. OFS Venue for gigs/theatre open whenever there's an event.

    www.oldfirestation.org.uk/ Email Me 01865 263980

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    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Art, This Week

    Wednesday 24th 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

    Philosophy in Pubs Philosophy in Pubs

    Easy going non-academic discussion forum open to all.

    20:00 Free

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

    www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Pubs-Oxford Email Me

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    Blackwell's Non-Fiction Reading Group Blackwell's Bookshop

    Every last Wednesday of the month. For information on the next meeting please email.

    6.30pm Free

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

    Email Me 01865 333623

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    Meeting, Books, This Week

    Social and Games Oxford and District Club for the Hard of Hearing

    Come along for a friendly chat over tea and coffee - join in on some games.

    2-5pm Free

    Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre, Littlegate St, Oxford OX1 1RL

    oxford.hohclub@gmail.com

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    Hands On Social Group

    Group meet second & last Wednesday of the Month. Coffee/tea soup & bread.

    10.30an - 1pm £2.50

    Littlemore Community Centre, Giles Road, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 4PL

    Email Me 01865 749075

    Must book by 22 Sep 2014

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    MacMillan Coffee morning. Oxford Irish Society

    Everyone welcome to this social morning - a day to raise money for a worthwhile charity.

    11am-1pm FREE/Donations

    The Black Swan Crown Street Cowley Oxford

    Email Me 01865 247926/711885

    No need to book!

    Pubs, Family Friendly, Meeting, Charity, Cafe, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsWednesday 24th September 2014 Hide

    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 25th September 2014 Hide

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    Evening of Mindfulness Oxford Thich Nhat Hanh Sangha

    Meditation, teaching, discussion.

    7 - 9pm £2 -3 donation

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

    interbeing.org.uk oxfordtnhsangha@gmail.com

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    Wake Up Oxford - Mindfulness for Young People Wake Up Oxford

    A mindfulness for young people (around 18-35) inspired by peace activist Thich Naht Hanh

    7,30-8,30 £1-3

    Oxford Action Resource Centre, East Oxford Community Centre (upstairs), 44b Princes Street, Oxford OX4 1DD

    www.wkupuk.org Email Me

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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

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    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

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

    Software Engineering Masters Programme Open Day University of Oxford

    The Software Engineering Programme teaches the principles of modern software engineering and systems security, together with the tools, methods, and techniques that support their application.

    10.30am – 2pm

    Department of Computer Science, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD

    www.cs.ox.ac.uk/softeng/openday/201409/

    Meeting, Oxford University, Science, Computers, This Week, Open Day

    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 25th 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

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    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, This Week

    Singing for Better Breathing Sound Resource, supporting arts & wellbeing

    Ongoing singing group for anyone who wants to improve their breathing. New people welcome.

    11am - 12pm donation £3 or more

    OXSRAD, Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane

    Email Me 01865 792434

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    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Music, Health, This Week, Choral, Wellbeing, Singing

    Barton Sings Joined up Singing

    Learn to sing in harmony - fun and friendly course. Local performing.

    10am-12 £5

    Meadowbrook, 59 Stowford Road, Barton OX3 9PP

    www.joinedupsinging.co.uk Email Me 01865 762200

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    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Music, This Week, Learning, Choral

    TheatreThursday 25th September 2014 Hide

    Create Oxford

    Join Oxford's cultural community to pitch ideas, microfund great projects and collaborate on new ways to develop arts in the city.

    6.30pm £10 (min suggested donation £5)

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    Theatre, Meeting, This Week

    WorshipThursday 25th September 2014 Hide

    Interactive Bible Study The Redeemed Christian Church of God, CLA, Oxford

    Bible Study, Prayers and Songs in a friendly worship environment

    7.30 - 9.00pm Free

    Barton Neighbourhood Centre, Underholl Circus, OX3 9LS. Barton Headington, Oxford

    www.oxrccg.org.uk Email Me 07502454004

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    ClassesThursday 25th 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

    Friday 26th September 2014 Hide

    MeetingFriday 26th September 2014 Hide

    The World's Biggest Coffee Morning The Varsity Club, Oxford

    Join us on The Roof at TVC to take part in Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee morning.

    10am-12pm Donations for Macmillan Cancer Support

    The Varsity Club, The Covered Market, 9a High Street, Oxford OX1 4DB, Opening hours are: Sunday - Thursday 11am to 12am Friday and Saturday 11am to 3am Food served: Monday - Friday 6pm to 9pm Saturday and Sunday midday to 9pm Roof terrace open: 11am to 11pm

    tvcoxford.co.uk/ Email Me 01865 248777

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    Meeting, Health, Charity, Cafe, This Week

    Who's who in events Oxford networking event Who's Who in Events Oxford

    WWIEO - networking event for the Oxfordshire Events Industry.

    6.00pm-7.30pm Free

    Egrove Park, Kennington, Oxford

    Website Email Me 01865 595717

    Must book by 25 Sep 2014 Book tickets

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    NightlifeFriday 26th September 2014 Hide

    SYP Pub Crawl SYP Oxford

    Come and join the SYP in sampling some of Oxford's best and best-kept-secret pubs!

    6pm til late Free

    The Red Lion (Gloucester St), 14 Gloucester Street, Oxford OX1 2BN, Mon - Thu: 11am - 11pm Fri - Sat: 10am - 11pm Sun: 10am - 10.30pm

    Website Email Me

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    Pubs, Meeting, Books, Nightlife, This Week

    LecturesFriday 26th September 2014 Hide

    Slavery Isn't Dead!: The UN Declaration of Human Rights Oxofrd United Nations Association

    Talk by Catherine Bearder MEP about slave trafficking and servitude

    12.30 to 2.00pm Free

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

    unaoxford.org Email Me 01235 531107

    Meeting, Lectures, This Week

    Family FriendlyFriday 26th September 2014 Hide

    Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support Broad Canvas Art Supplies Shop

    Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

    10am-1pm £0

    Broad Canvas, 20 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS, Mon - Sat: 9am-5.30pm; Sun: 11am-5pm

    www.broadcanvas.net Email Me 01865 244025

    Shop, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Meeting, This Week

    MarketFriday 26th September 2014 Hide

    Headington Farmers' Market

    Crafts, produce, meats, fish, seafood, preserves, cheese, juices, eggs, etc.

    8am–1.30pm

    Kennet Road, Headington

    www.headington.org.uk/market/ Email Me

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    It's a shame this small but well-formed farmers' market only happens on the fourth Friday of the month - I'm sure...read more

    Eco, Meeting, Market, Food, Craft, This Week, Farmers Market

    Saturday 27th September 2014 Hide

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    Volunteer Conservation Work Oxford Conservation Volunteers

    Reserve Maintenance at the Trap Grounds, Oxford

    All Day Free

    Minibus pick-up in Oxford

    www.ocv.org.uk Email Me

    Eco, Nature, Meeting, This Week

    GigSaturday 27th September 2014 Hide

    Jericho Grown-ups' Youth Club Max Moonlight's Music Academy

    A monthly non-alcohol based gathering featuring musical performance.

    7-9.30pm £2.00

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

    www.maxmoonlight.co.uk johnnyhinkes@gmail.com 07952 772358

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    Gig, Family Friendly, Meeting, This Week

    Sunday 28th September 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

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    Pubs, Meeting, Quiz, Food, This Week

    Volunteer Conservation Work Oxford Conservation Volunteers

    Waterway maintenance at The Waterways, North Oxford

    All Day Free

    Minibus pick-up in Oxford

    www.ocv.org.uk Email Me

    Museum, Nature, Meeting, This Week

    WorshipSunday 28th September 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

    Questions about life? Alpha course Oxford Community Church

    The course is designed primarily for people who aren't church-goers & is open to everyone.

    11.15am - 12.45pm Free

    The King's Centre, Osney, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0ES

    oxford.occ.org.uk/alpha Email Me

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    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Worship, This Week

    Worship Service Redeemed Christian Church of God, CLA, Headington

    Singing, Prayers, Inspirational sermons with creche for children. Refreshments available.

    10.30 - 12.30am Free

    Barton Neighbourhood Centre, Underhill Circus, Barton, Headington, OX3 9LS. Oxford

    www.oxrccg.org.uk Email Me 07502454004, 07813709676

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    Meeting, Music, Worship, This Week, Religion