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Collecting the Past at Ashmolean Museum

Ashmolean Museum
March 21 @ 10:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm

A range of Chinese paintings created by scholar-artists since the 18th century. These works represent the tradition of collecting the aesthetic taste and values of the Chinese literati who governed China for more than ten centuries.

Stanley Anderson at The Oxfordshire Museum

The Oxfordshire Museum
May 6 - July 13

Artist Stanley Anderson moved to Towersey near Thame during the Second World War and drew inspiration from the local area. Many of his subjects evoke a sense of nostalgia for crafts and architecture that has been destroyed by war.

Tom Reveley Exhibition

May 26 @ 9:30 am - July 12 @ 4:00 pm

As part of Wantage Summer Festival, The Vale & Downland Museum are having a temporary exhibition of photographs from Victorian local photographer Tom Reveley. Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 4pm Closed Bank Holidays & Sundays Free admission Location: Vale & Downland Museum, Church Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8BL

Summer Show

June 3 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm

Junction Art Gallery in Woodstock will be presenting a mixed exhibition throughout June and July which focuses on the theme of Landscape in several different mediums. Two of the artists represented are landscape painter Robert Newton and award winning ceramicist Paul Wearing. Robert Newton describes his work as ‘a diary of my surroundings’ finding inspiration in the landscape around him in Northumberland and capturing the seasons, from the rich colours of autumn to the freshness of spring. His work has…

Discovering Wychwood: Living and Working in a Royal Forest

The Oxfordshire Museum
June 10 @ 10:30 am - September 17 @ 5:00 pm

Find out what your life would have been like if you’d lived in West Oxfordshire in 1851. The area would have been a Royal Hunting Forest! How would you have lived, worked and spent your recreation time? Find out what happened to the Royal Forest, how it came to a sudden and dramatic end and how its fortunes shaped the West Oxfordshire we know today. With rural craft demonstration days on Saturday 8 July, Saturday 29 July and Saturday 19…

Mary Lobb — From Cornwall to Kelmscott: A Life Revealed

Kelmscott Manor
June 10 @ 11:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2017

The discovery of a bequest made to the National Library of Wales in 1939 by Mary Frances Vivian Lobb has inspired this eye-opening exhibition, “Mary Lobb — From Cornwall to Kelmscott”. It is the first exhibition to focus on Miss Lobb (1878–1939), the companion of 22 years to May Morris while May lived at Kelmscott Manor (rural Oxfordshire). May, a designer and embroidery historian in her own right, was the younger daughter of famous Victorian designer, poet and social thinker…

‘Through the Looking Glass’ exhibition at University Parks from 12 June – 7 July, 8am – 8.30pm.

University Parks
June 12 - July 7
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until July 7, 2017

Stroll through a series of beautiful microscopy images from University of Oxford scientists displayed in the University Parks. Enjoy the captivating beauty of science and learn more about microscopic worlds through some family friendly hands-on activities on Saturday 17 June. Pick your favorite image and help us choose the exhibition winner.

Offbeat Festival 2017

The Old Fire Station
June 23 @ 6:00 pm - July 2 @ 10:00 pm

Offbeat is a hive of new performances in Oxford, 23 June - 2 July. It’s a festival of brand-new theatre, comedy, dance, family shows, spoken word and music. It’s a place for you to see something which wouldn’t usually come here. It’s a blind date with a show you could fall in love with. And – lucky you – it’s right on your doorstep. Take a chance on something exciting. A collaboration between Oxford Playhouse and Arts at the Old…

Aleksandra Mir – Space Tapestry: Human Spaceflight and Earth Observation

June 24 @ 10:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm

New chapters of Aleksandra Mir’s ongoing work Space Tapestry span the walls of Modern Art Oxford’s Piper gallery. The huge monochrome drawings are inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and the artists who depicted Halley’s Comet in 1066. Much like a graphic novel, Space Tapestry tells an episodic visual story of Space travel. Mir has brought together a team of collaborators aged 18 to 24, to draw the work collectively in her studio. At Modern Art Oxford, Mir presents Space Tapestry:…

Twelfth Night & The Tempest

Oxford Castle Unlocked
June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Play is on every day from 19th June to July 1st, except Sunday 25th June

“Oh, Brave new world!” Shipwrecks, magic, monsters and mistaken identities. In one night and in two hours, the same company of actors present two one-act versions of Shakespeare’s most famous seafaring plays: The Tempest and Twelfth Night. Award-winning Oxford-based theatre company BMH presents two tales of romance and adventure. In Twelfth Night the stranded Viola must find her lost brother and seek true love. In The Tempest a sorceress takes revenge for past wrongs – but will she ever be…

Casting Metal, the historic role of local foundries

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Jim Birch at Vale & Downland Museum to hear his fascinating talk on Metal Casting, the historic role of local foundries. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start Tickets available from Museum reception A part of Wantage Summer Festival Location: Vale & Downland Museum, Church Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8BL

Simon Singh: The Mathematics of The Simpsons

June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Everyone knows that The Simpsons is the most successful show in television history, but few people realise that its mathematically gifted writers have used the programme to explore everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and from infinitesimals to infinity. Singh, author of Fermat’s Last Theorem and Big Bang, uncovers mathematical themes hidden in the show.

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