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A Guide to Oxford for Literature Lovers

Lose yourself in the City of Dreaming Spires, where books have been read and written for centuries

XMAS – a Grinch’s guide to the festive season

If baubles are sending you bonkers, and – no – you don’t want a gingerbread latte, it’s time to plan your escape

This week: 26 - 02 December

Our top picks this week include Christmas craft, witch craft, fairy tales and Love Actually with a live orchestra.

XMAS – Top Twinkling Trails

As cities start to throb with shoppers, why not wrap up and head for the great Christmassy outdoors?

Where Are We Now? Camille O’Sullivan interview

We caught up with the Irish-French performer ahead of her tour.

This week: 12 - 18 November

Here comes your weekly round-up, and it's packing a punch!

Ballet Black UK tour

Catch the pioneering dance company at venues across England throughout November

This week: 05 - 11 November

This week’s culture scene is full of food for thought, inspired by science, nature and history

This week: 29 - 04 November

With Hallowe’en on Wednesday and Bonfire Night celebrations this weekend, the festive season is kicking off with a bang!

Back to Bacteria

What did bacteria ever do for us? Oxford's Natural History Museum can tell you: a lot

Nightmare at the Museum!

Halloween is creeping up on us, so why not get your freak on by visiting some of the most hair-raising museums around the UK...

Enrol for a History of Magic Lesson…

If you’re too impatient to wait until Halloween to delve into the world of witches, magic and mystery, then why not get started early with a trip to the Ashmolean’s “Spellbound” exhibition!

“It was a fascinating journey of discovery…”

We caught up with Alexander Whitley to find out about his latest work “8 minutes”, a choreographic space odyssey inspired by solar imagery and created in collaboration with IF Oxford and STFC RAL Space.

Top 5 Chocolate Indulgences

It’s National Chocolate Week (15-21 October), so why not do the truffle-shuffle to some of the UK’s most delicious chocolate spots from our indulgent guide – it will definitely come in candy!

Top 5 Poetical Pursuits

Today is National Poetry Day, and to celebrate, you could do a lot verse than visiting one of our Top 5 events and venues to get your literary juices flowing.

Oxford on a Budget

Here’s how to get the most out of this magical city in a day for under £20.

Cause we are living in a Bacterial World!

We chatted to Professor Paul Smith, Director of Oxford Museum of Natural History, about the upcoming Bacterial World exhibition, which seeks to address the misconception that bacteria is something you need to clean off your kitchen surface!

“A Defiant Flippancy”: An Interview with George Kemp

We chatted to actor George Kemp about his role in “The Wipers Times” a comedic play by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman about a satirical magazine set up in the WW1 trenches.

“Happiness has got to be paid for”

Following their adaptation of the renowned totalitarian regime in Orwell’s 1984 at the Oxford Mathematical Institute last year, Creation Theatre take on another dystopian novel in their adaption of Brave New World at Oxford’s Westgate Centre.

Summer Family Fun in Oxfordshire

From mischievous bunnies bouncing around museums, to fairy tale trails around enchanted gardens, there’s a plethora of events going on in Oxfordshire this summer which are perfect for all the family.

A Slice Through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings

Modern Art Oxford’s latest exhibition demonstrates how the art of drawing is still prevalent in the digital age, and how it responds to contemporary issues.

America’s Cool Modernism at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The term “cool” has many connotations. But the Ashmolean’s latest exhibition isn’t referring to low temperature, this is American Cool in reference to a sense of detachment to the modern world exhibited by a range of 20s and 30s American modern artists.

What to See at Oxford’s Offbeat Festival

Try something out of your comfort zone at Oxford’s festival for brand new theatre, comedy and dance!

The UK's Best Summer Art Exhibitions

You don’t have to be in the capital to discover fascinating art! We’ve rounded up some of the most intriguing out-of-London art exhibitions this summer.

A Guide to the UK's Best Rooftop Bars

Get drinking alfresco style with our guide to the best rooftop bars!

An Interview with Flower Show Manager Mig Kimpton

We chat to flower show manager Mig Kimpton ahead of Blenheim Palace Flower Show!

Spring Flower Shows

The best places to get your fill of flowers and green-fingered fun.

Top 5 Libraries to Visit in the UK

Whether you want to enjoy the architecture, nosy at the books or just sit quietly amongst some literature, the UK has both historic and modern libraries on offer.

National Sticky Bun Day: Top 5 Sticky Buns in the UK

Knowing that that 21 Feb is dedicated to Sticky Buns and their excellence cheers us on our darkest days. Here's our pick of where to go on Sticky Bun Day.

Things to do Chinese New Year 2018

Chinese New Year officially takes place on the 16 February - here are the best ways to celebrate, wherever you are.

The UK’s Best Music Tours to Catch in 2018

Here's a look at some of the best gigs happening in the UK this year.

Joseph Morpurgo: An Interview

We talk to Joseph Morpurgo, the comical genius behind the UK's wackiest new show, Hammerhead, about what to expect on his upcoming tour.

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