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'Events listed here are open to everyone. Whether you want to listen to a lecture, learn a new skill, take in a concert or an exhibition, see a play staged by Oxford University students or attend one of our sporting events, there's always something going on.'

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'The University of Oxford is one of the world's leading centres for the study of Africa. In every Faculty and Division across the University there are active research programmes focused on the continent. The African Studies Centre, within the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, acts as a focal point for graduate level work and faculty research on Africa.' ... The Centre 'organises a lively programme of seminars, workshops and international conferences'.

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'The College hosts many lectures and seminars, including those by lecturers appointed by the University and associated with All Souls ... These lectures are open to the public and information about the lectures is posted as soon as it is available ... The College also supports seminars, lectures and workshops sponsored by Fellows for members of the University. They are not open to members of the public unless the lecture or seminar notice explicitly indicates that "All are welcome", or permission to attend has been obtained from the Fellow giving the course or seminar.'

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Meetings '2nd Wednesday of the month from October to March at 7.30 pm'.

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Occasional lectures and talks: 'The present Ashmolean was created in 1908 by combining two ancient Oxford institutions: the University Art Collection and the original Ashmolean Museum. The older partner in this merger, the University Art Collection, was based for many years in what is now the Upper Reading Room in the Bodleian Library. The collection began modestly in the 1620s with a handful of portraits and curiosities displayed in a small room on the upper floor. In 1636 and 1657, Archbishop Laud and Ralph Freke added notable collections of coins and medals, later installed in a strong room of their own and now incorporated into the Ashmolean coin collection. The objects of curiosity included Guy Fawkes’ lantern and a sword said to have been given by the pope to Henry VIII, both now in the Ashmolean, as well as a number of more exotic items, including Jacob’s Coat of Many Colours, long since lost. However, as there was a museum for curiosities of this kind in the University Anatomy Theatre, objects like this tended to go there or to the Ashmolean, after it opened in 1683, leaving the Bodleian gallery to develop as a museum of art ...'

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'Indoor meetings are held at 8 pm ... on alternate Tuesdays during the University term. Annual features include the E.F. Warburg Memorial Lecture (in conjunction with BBOWT) and the Bernard Tucker Memorial Lecture (in conjunction with Oxford Ornithological Society), both given by prestigious guest speakers.'

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'The Priory community of Dominican friars welcomes many for daily Mass and prayer, and to take part in regular group meetings and other events.'

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‘What’s on at the Bodleian Libraries brings together the wide-ranging activities taking place in the Libraries. Whether you visit an exhibition or a display, attend an event or a lecture, go on a guided tour, or visit our Shop, you will find an opportunity to discover our distinguished collections, magnificent buildings and informative programmes.‘

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'We meet on the fourth Thursday of every month (except December) ... Meetings start at 7.30 pm and include talks, news updates, plant sales, loan of books to members, refreshments, and a table show of plants.'

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Meetings 'third Thursday of every month, starting at 6.30 pm'.

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'The mission of COMPAS is to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration.’

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Winter monthly meetings, usually first Thursday at 7.30 pm.

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Have produced a combined list of 'Classics' Public Lectures across the University.

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Research Seminar Series 'open to all' plus other events which might be attended by all.

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'We meet at 7.15 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except August).'

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'Every semester the Europe Japan Research Centre hosts a series of talks and other events by scholars, artists and commentators from around the world who are Japan specialists. Under the auspices of our Japan Interest Group (JIG), these events are open to the public with guests including students, active and retired researchers or anyone with an interest in Japan.'

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'Live' events occasionally open to members of the public.

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'We hold a programme of lectures and workshops, attended by lawyers, policymakers, academics, and business people from around the world. All lectures are free and open to the public.'

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Usually held late March/early April.

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Regular talks, Thursday evenings, from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm.

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'GTC is building on a legacy of important and successful public lectures and seminars organised by its previous constituent colleges. There will be themed series of lectures and one-off events, usually open to the rest of the University and in some cases to the wider public.'

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Days and times and venues of meetings vary.

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'Runs a series of public seminars, generally once every two weeks during term time, attracting up to a hundred people.'

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Monthly meetings, Tuesday evenings.

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Occasional events open to the public.

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'With a membership of about 60, the Society meets on the last Tuesday of each month ... All our monthly meetings begin at 7.50pm for 8.00pm ... Visitors are always welcome and need not be accompanied by an adult. The charge is £3.50 on the door (50p if under 26).'

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Meet 'Monday evenings at 7.30 from September to April'.

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PDF copy of current brochure lists a large number and wide range of lectures and related events. Enquire about attendance.

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'Mansfield College is part of the University of Oxford. Its mission is to make the University more accessible and it has the highest state sector intake of Oxford colleges. We hope you enjoy our free public events.'

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Occasional lectures in wide-ranging programme: enquire about attendance.

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'Family-friendly events, public lectures, gallery tours, table talks and more ... All events and activities at the Museum are free unless stated otherwise in the listing.'

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'Annual programme includes a number of talks on a wide variety of textile related topics. Some lecturers are from the UK and some are specialists from overseas who are visiting England and enjoying some time in Oxford. Unless otherwise stated the talks take place ... starting at 5.45 pm with refreshments from 5.15 pm. Visitors welcome (£2). No booking necessary.'

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Programme of early Monday evening meetings. Various venues in central Oxford can be used.

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'The BRC hosts a series of public lectures showcasing the research within our themes ... All are welcome and there is no need to register.'

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'Here at Oxford Brookes University we have a history of hosting lectures that are free and open to the general public, alumni, students and the academic community alike ... Lectures are free of charge and open to the public, but booking is essential.'

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'Meetings are usually held in Pusey House on Tuesday evenings of Full Term. The Society continues the tradition of the Inklings by retiring after most meetings to the "Eagle and Child" for general discussion. As well as speakers, there are informal meetings, poetry and prose readings, and occasional outings to country pubs. Membership is not restricted to members of the University.'

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''A Recognised Independent Centre of Oxford University. The principal aim of the Centre is the study of Hindu culture, religion, languages, literature, philosophy, history, arts and society, in all periods and in all parts of the world ... Lectures are a key part of the OCHS programme. One of our goals is to make lectures delivered at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies accessible to all ... As well as our general lectures and Shivdasani lectures and seminars we currently host three named lectures ...' Enquire about attendance. Note also: Friends of the OCHS  'Friends of the OCHS have formed groups across the UK holding events that raise funds and awareness for the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.'

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Weekly Tuesday Lectures 'These public lectures are intended to contribute to addressing the needs of what Professor Walls calls, "Post-Western Christianity", focusing particularly on expounding the theological, biblical and missiological contribution the church in the global "South" is making. The dissemination of these lectures through print and audio is expected to be a resource for "a new age of Christian scholarship" in the growing church.'

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Wide range of lectures, some explicity annotated 'public lecture', others 'open to all'. Enquire about attendance.

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'Our talks (free to members) are given by leading speakers and are held in interesting locations across Oxford. A wide variety of subjects are covered – eg Oxford history, buildings, current developments, arts and science.'

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Range of seminars and related events listed, several organized by cognate bodies: enquire about attendance.

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‘The Festival offers a broad programme of performances, workshops and talks across the fields of music, theatre, art, film and literature. We aim to celebrate Oxford’s diverse communities and offer something for everyone, whatever their age, background or artistic experience.’ Held Late June - Early July.

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'Our programme has something for anyone interested in geology, the Earth and planetary sciences. OGG’s lecture programme is one of the best for any geological society in the country, with monthly talks by eminent speakers ... Lectures are held usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month ... Our programme is simply, second to none.'

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Roger Hood Annual Public Lecture - plus other events which members of the public might attend.

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'The 21st Century School runs seminars, workshops and one-off events in different departments throughout the academic year. It also features a distinguished public lecture series and a termly seminar series to present cutting-edge research on the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.' Typically: 'Seminars are free and open to everyone, with no registration required' - but should check first.

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'Oxford University has a diverse portfolio of research relating to the environment. The Oxford Networks for the Environment (ONE) use their websites to pool together expertise across Oxford University relating to the fields of: Biodiversity, climate, energy, food and water. Lectures, seminars and events from all disciplines relating to people and the environment within Oxford can be found on this website.' Enquire about attendance.

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Indoor Meetings 'are held monthly except during the summer holiday period ... Before a talk from an invited speaker, there is news of any interesting local birds and members are brought up to date with local conservation issues. Afterwards there are opportunities to meet and chat to other members, and often an informal bird identification quiz'.

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''The Philosophical Society exists to advise and encourage anyone who has an interest in philosophy, and to help students who attend classes in philosophy organised by OUDCE (Oxford University Department for Continuing Education) ... Seven philosophy weekends are held each year, at which two or more invited speakers of distinction give lectures on a selected topic. During the weekend ample opportunity is given for questions and discussion. Mealtimes and coffee breaks provide further opportunities to discuss topics and to get to know other members of the Society. In addition, a member's day is held once a year, at which the speakers are society members ... Although weekend meetings are open to everyone, most of those attending are members and they provide an enthusiastic core who guarantee the success of the weekends.'

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'We meet Tuesday evenings September to May ... Meetings start at 7.30 pm - 7.45 pm - finishing around 10.00 pm - with a break for tea and coffee, and a chat.'

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Occasional early evening talks.

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Can be held late October.

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'This Society is nearly one and three-quarter centuries old, but like King Arthur it has been dormant. Now it is ready once again to help us all to delight in and to study the many colourful ways in which kings and yeomen, nations and colleges, regiments and churchmen, have chosen to symbolise themselves and their pretensions over the centuries. Come and join us for lectures - both learned and frivolous - for visits and excursions, and for whatever else you think a Heraldry Society should do. ... You do not need to be a member of the University, but if you are, please make this clear.'

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Occasional lectures and talks.

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'Meetings are held at 5pm on Thursdays of even weeks of term ... Contact should be made to Publicity Officer shown on the Website ... Although most of our members are affiliated to the University, we welcome everyone with an interest in the subject to our meetings. Membership is free to all current students.'

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Regular early evening lectures.

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''Formed in June 2010 and provides an informal monthly social meeting in central Oxford for those with an interest in buses & coaches from around the world, past or present ... Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month and normally take the form of a picture show with local or guest speakers. Members get free entry to our meetings and access to our member’s only forum. Non-members are also welcome to attend our meetings for a fee of £2 per meeting.'

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'General meetings fourth Monday of most months.'

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'The Oxfordshire Flora Group - formerly the Rare Plants Group - is a part of The Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire. Based in Oxford, it works with local and national organisations ... The Group runs an annual series of lectures on the conservation of plants in Britain and abroad.'

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'Our activities include: A program of visits to parks and gardens, the majority of which are not normally open to the public; A series of evening lectures by speakers who are expert in their fields ...'

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''Formed in 1975 by a group who felt that there was a need in the Oxford district for a railway society to cater for the general railway enthusiast ... ORS meetings, where a friendly atmosphere prevails, are held on the second Wednesday of each month, excepting June, July and August. ORS hold a varied selected of talks, often from distinguished speakers ... They are illustrated by film or slides and range from steam trains to diesel engines, from broad to narrow gauge, and from foreign to local interest.'

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'The Pitt Rivers Museum is one of the world's great ethnographic collections. It is an Aladdin's cave of treasures, a rich and diverse mixture of cultures and crafts, prehistoric and modern, from all over the world.'  Talks organized by the Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum: 'The Friends see their role as that of raising public awareness of the Museum and its collections: they organise a programme of lectures and events, co-ordinate volunteers and provide support for museum purchases and publications ... Visitors are always welcome, but are asked to make a £2.00 contribution towards costs.'

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'The long-running weekly seminar series and annual public lectures attract prominent speakers to address particular topics of interest and concern.' Enquire about attendance.

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'The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism runs seminars series, conferences and lectures that bring together scholars and journalists in dialogue on key media-related issues. The Institute also co-sponsors a seminar series with Nuffield College and collaborates with various institutes in the University on a number of events. These events feature eminent practitioners from the media sphere and academia worldwide, and seek to further the study of the principles and practices of journalism.' Enquire about attendance.

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'We have regular monthly indoor meetings locally throughout the year and day-trips far and near to sites of interest to birders.'

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'The School is associated with several long-established special lecture series, in particular the Marett Lecture (Exeter College), the Evans-Pritchard Lectures (All Souls), and the Kaberry, Richards, and Ward Lectures organized by the International Gender Studies Centre at QEH. The School also hosts rotating lecture series, such as the Frazer Lecture (2005), and has attracted external funding to support many of its seminar series, workshops, and discussion groups. In addition, Oxford colleges run anthropological series, such as the Green College Medical Anthropology seminars. Institutes and centres within the school run their own series ...'

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Calendar lists wide range of open lectures, talks and other events, in and around Oxford.

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'Thinking and drinking. That is unlikely goal of our meeting. Each month we invite a speaker to talk about an area of belief and to invite critical debate. We encourage sceptical thought and we enjoy challenging discussions. We also welcome humour and we intend to have a good time ... The meetings are open to all, no matter what your prior beliefs. We ask that you come along with a willingness to be challenged in your beliefs and we provide an opportuity for you to challenge others - and to enjoy a drink or two.'

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Occasional lectures and talks: enquire about attendance.

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'The TORCH Enlightenment Programme/Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment aims to co-ordinate and foster research that builds on the University of Oxford’s extraordinarily rich resources for the study of the Enlightenment. Our interdisciplinary events bring together scholars from across the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and beyond ... At present, our principal activities as a Programme comprise an annual Besterman Lecture by an invited scholar; an annual conference; and the Enlightenment Workshop, a series of eight seminars held in Hilary Term each year.'

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Winter Lecture Series plus other talks and related events, some organized by the Friends of Oxford Botanic Garden.

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'Wolfson is the largest graduate college in Oxford. Our diverse student body has a wide spread of disciplines and nationalities. The College is both traditional and unconventional, forward-thinking and friendly.' Have organized an Annual Lecture Series plus various Named Lectures. Enquire about attendance.

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