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March 2019

March 21, 2019 - February 9, 2020

Thinking 3D: Leonardo to the present

Treasury, Weston Library, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BG United Kingdom

For centuries, artists and scientists have wrestled with how to convey three-dimensional objects on the page. Using some of the Bodleian Libraries’ finest books, manuscripts, prints and drawings, Thinking 3D tells the story of the development of three-dimensional communication over the last 500 years.

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July 2019

July 5, 2019 - March 8, 2020

Talking Maps

St Lee Gallery, Weston Library, Weston Library, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BG United Kingdom

Every map tells a story. Talking Maps is a celebration of maps and what they tell us about the places they depict and the people that make and use them. Drawing on the Bodleian's unparalleled collection of more than 1.5 million maps, this exhibition brings together an extraordinary selection of ancient, pre-modern and contemporary maps from a range of cultures and in a variety of formats as well as showcasing fascinating imaginary, fictional and war maps.

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August 2019

August 7 @ 10:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 3, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 3, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 3, 2019

Normandy 75: Oxfordshire to the Orne

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire 0X20 1SN United Kingdom
See website for admission prices

Exhibition charting the Second World War invasion of Normandy by allied forces. Combining information panels from the National Army Museum with the regimental history and artefacts from SOFO's own archives to give an Oxfordshire perspective on D Day and the events surrounding it. SOFO Museum Open Tuesday - Fridays, 10am to 5pm. Saturdays 11am to 5pm, and Sundays 2pm - 5pm. Last admission at 4.15pm.

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August 19 - December 21

Lester Piggott: Born to Ride Exhibition

Vale & Downland Museum, Church Street
Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8BL United Kingdom

Celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott who was the first baby born in the maternity unit at Wantage Hospital in 1935. Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott was unveiled by Lester himself on 18th August in the museum garden. Check out the museum Facebook page @valeanddownlandmuseum to see a video from the unveiling. 19th August – 21st December Vale and Downland Museum.  

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October 2019

October 4 - November 24

Daniel Meadows: Now and Then

Daniel Meadows: Now and Then celebrates the work of one of Britain’s foremost photographers who worked from the 1970s onward, authentically capturing British life. Admission: Admission free  

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October 9 @ 10:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm

A. R. Penck: I Think in Pictures

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
Free

A. R. Penck (1939–2017) was an internationally acclaimed German artist, best known for his work in painting, drawing, print and sculpture. His interests in systems theory and cybernetics, as well as pre-historic cultures and science fiction, guided his art toward an investigation of the relationships between man and society. This exhibition is not only the first solo show of A. R. Penck’s work in Oxford but also his first solo museum exhibition in the UK in 30 years. It features works…

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October 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - March 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

From Istanbul to Oxford: The Origins of Coffee-Drinking in England

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
Free

The first coffee house in England opened in Oxford in 1651, but the story of coffee began many years earlier in the Ottoman Empire. Discover how coffee made its way to England through an exploration of both Ottoman coffee-related objects and English adaptations, which illustrate the fascinating and complex relationship between the two powers at the time. Gallery 29

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October 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - March 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

A Nice Cup of Tea?

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
Free

Learn about the untold stories and hidden narratives of empire, trade and transatlantic slavery through this contemporary art installation inspired by the Ashmolean’s European Ceramics collection. A cup of tea represents comfort for many of us, but every sip connects us to the legacy of the British Empire, global trade and transatlantic slavery. The fashion for drinking sweetened tea from China inspired the luxury tea sets in the Ashmolean European Ceramics Gallery. Behind this wealth was the brutal exploitation of enslaved…

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October 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - March 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Feed the World: Food and Money in the 20th Century

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
Free

This display explores the complex relationship between food and money by taking a closer look at the Food and Agriculture Organization’s ‘Food for All’ programme. Discover how monetary and numismatic objects such as coins, banknotes, and tokens related to food in the 20th century, and why this was important. Gallery 7

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October 18
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until January 12, 2020

Last supper in Pompeii

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom

This major exhibition will tell the story of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii's love affair with food and wine. Located in the sunny paradise of southern Italy, Pompeii was sandwiched between lush vineyards and fertile plains to one side, and the bountiful waters of the Bay of Naples to the other. When the ash from Mount Vesuvius began raining down on Pompeii in AD 79, people were engaged in typical day to day activities: producing, buying and selling food and,…

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October 18
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until October 28, 2019

IF Oxford, the science and ideas festival 2019

From Friday 18 to Monday 28 October, IF Oxford, the city’s science and ideas festival, presents more than 100 events for adults, children and teenagers. Visitors are invited to enjoy creative hands‑on activities, immersive art, poetry, comedy, music and dance celebrating innovation in thirty venues across Oxford including The Bodleian Library, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Westgate, Oxford’s Old Fire Station and some great pubs too. Festival-goers can explore cutting-edge research from world-leading academics, enjoy dozens of hands-on activities,…

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October 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bank Holidays Closed

The Society of Wood Engravers

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
Free

The Society of Wood Engravers returns to The North Wall with Coast and Country, a themed selection of amazing relief prints. Over one hundred wood engravings, woodcuts and linocuts made by artists as near as Summertown to as far away as America showcase the wide range of styles and interpretations of which this art form is capable. Inspiration for these prints has been drawn from the coast and the countryside and the varied flora and fauna that thrive in it. Whether…

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October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Coffee Houses of Istanbul

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
£6 – £8

With Professor Mehmet Kalpaklı, Bilkent University, Ankara Coffee houses in Istanbul were places of social gathering – conversations were had, backgammon and chess played, and books and poems read aloud. From here, coffee houses spread through Europe – opening in Venice, Paris, London and Vienna – but they never strayed far from the Istanbul model.

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October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tea and Talk

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
Free / Voluntary Donation

Come along share experiences and memories talk about how Oxford or where you live has changed meet other people with similar experiences or just have a chat over a nice afternoon tea and biscuits

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October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Choral Pilgrimage 2019: Oxford

Christ Church, Christ Church
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1DP United Kingdom
£7.50 – £35

The Sixteen's 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting the choir's journey over the last 40 years. Their close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on their very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre in their 40th anniversary year. Performers: The Sixteen Harry Christophers conductor Programme: Plainsong Salve Regina Tavener Hymn to…

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October 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 5, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 5, 2020

3945 Portraits Exhibition

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire 0X20 1SN United Kingdom
£2.50 – £4.50

Glyn Dewis exhibits his photographic portraits of Second World War veterans. Explore his work, find out about their medals, and hear about the veterans' experiences through Glyn's interview recordings. "I started the project in early 2019 and it's wonderful that the project has already received praise from around the world and is proving to be an incredible experience. I'm incredibly pleased with how well the series has taken off, and how images have already been licensed for use by the…

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October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St Frideswide’s Day – Jackie Holderness

Free

This St Frideswide's Day, join us at Blackwell's on Broad Street to hear all about Oxford's very own Anglo-Saxon Saint. With a reading of 'The Princess Who Hid in a Tree' picture book and the chance to decorate your own crown, this is fun for all the family.

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October 20

Combe Mill `In Steam` Sun 20th october 2019

Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmills
Combe, Oxfordshire OX29 8ET United Kingdom
£5 – £8.00

COMBE MILL  in   STEAM     20th  October 2019 Themed:-     Woodcrafts at Combe Come and see an interesting range of demonstrations of wood craft.  There will be demonstrations by hurdle makers, chair makers and pole lathers, together with hands-on things for you to try working with wood. All our machinery will be working and the usual activities will be available in the tinkering area. Enjoy this working industrial Museum with its late 19th Century Steam working Beam Engine.  See our working Line…

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October 21
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until October 23, 2019

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

New Theatre Oxford, George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem . . . expect to be…

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October 22 @ 7:30 pm

Jimeoin: Ramble On!

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
£16.50

Superb world-class stand-up from the Irishman from Australia acclaimed worldwide as one of live comedy’s true masters as Jimeoin brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy to The North Wall for one night only as part of his latest smash-hit tour. Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed and his shows sell out across the UK, Europe, USA and of course Australia. Hailed as a genuine “fair dinkum” stand-up alumni, don’t miss your chance to see this award-winning star of TV shows…

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