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Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Oxford Photography Festival
Friday, 11 July 2014
The Oxbridge Exam Experience
With the typical exam period coming to an end, we get an insight into the experience from a Cambridge student who has feared, lived, and survived it.
Friday, 23 May 2014
Review: Spiers and Boden Farwell Tour at the Oxford Town Hall
Thursday, 08 May 2014
Review: Oxford Folk Weekend
A fantastic weekend of talent in Oxford!
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Bring me sunshine!
It’s hardly sunbathing weather, but this deckchair is more of a collector’s item than a piece of furniture. Van Morrison, Keane, James Arthur and Imelda May are amongst the star acts at last year’s Cornbury Music Festival who signed the chair to help raise funds for the Helen & Douglas House children’s and young adults’ hospice.
Friday, 31 January 2014
Pitt Rivers Museum wins DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund award
The Pitt Rivers Museum is delighted to have been awarded £64,845 from DCMS/Wolfson Foundation’s Museum and Galleries Improvement Fund. The award will enable the purchase of a major new display case in which to exhibit one of the Museum’s most important collections, that brought back from Captain Cook’s voyages to the South Seas in the 18th century.
Friday, 24 January 2014
Oxford’s Museum of Natural History reopens following £2m roof restoration
After a 14-month roof restoration project the Oxford University Museum of Natural History is set to reopen its doors to the public on Saturday 15 February at 7.00am. A one-off ‘dawn till dusk’ reopening day will offer visitors the chance to enjoy breakfast in the Museum’s new gallery café, run by Mortons of Oxford, overlooking the skeletons below.
Monday, 09 December 2013
Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
This spectacular production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is not your average Christmas production...
Monday, 18 November 2013
Some Like It Soft: Support the UPPs Kickstarter project!
Oxford’s only independent cinema, The Ultimate Picture Palace, is launching a funding appeal for £6,000 towards upgrading the cinema’s seats and thus completing its two-year restoration programme.
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Earlybird tickets for the Cornbury Music Festival (4-6 July 2014) at Great Tew Park
Earlybird tickets go on sale for the Cornbury Music Festival 2014 at 9am on Friday 8th November but festival fans will need to act quickly, as there will be a limited amount of these discounted tickets. Tickets cost just £150 for an adult weekend camping ticket - a substantial price cut of £40 - and children’s weekend camping tickets are just £10 – a great saving of more than 60 per cent.
Monday, 28 October 2013
Toys for Smiles – Help with the Syrian Refugee Crisis
This October half term, the Pitt Rivers Museum is doing a rather different family offer. Alongside our normal family drop-in activities, we are also working with the UN Refugee Agency, Aviation Without Borders and the International Scout and Guide Fellowship to collect unwanted toys from families in Oxford, and send them to the Za’atri Refugee Camp in Jordan.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Henry V - theatre review
I'm a fan of the smaller productions they have presented over the past seasons, but this is a banquet of a play spread over three courtyards which shines from beginning to end.
Tuesday, 09 July 2013
Pride and Prejudice First Edition Shown to Actress
The University of Oxford's Trinity College yesterday shared one of it's rare treasures, a first edition of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, with actress Laurence Goodwin.
Friday, 28 June 2013
The Oxford Beach
Within the walls of the old Oxford Jail, Aspire’s Social Business does hard-time building Oxford’s first beach.
Thursday, 27 June 2013
Oxford University’s biggest benefactor Dr James Martin dies
The man who made the biggest ever single donation to the University of Oxford has died.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Film Review: The Big Wedding
Although Hollywood frequently places a higher premium on vulgarity than wit these days, it’s probably still not a particularly great idea to kick off a broad mainstream comedy by calling Annie Hall a c***.
Film Review: Fast and Furious 6
Film Review: Behind The Candelabra
A brilliant performance by Michael Douglas illuminates an affectionate and funny portrait of the flamboyant entertainer
Film Review: After Earth
Will and Jaden Smith star in yet another silly movie from M Night Shyamalan
Film Review: Man Of Steel
There’s big, and then there’s this Superman (but don’t call him that).