Welcome to the new edition of the Oxford Inspires e-newsletter. In this issue we're looking forward to some great events that are taking place during

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Welcome to the new edition of the Oxford Inspires e-newsletter. In this issue we're looking forward to some great events that are taking place during October, including two brilliant festivals (both of which happen to be celebrating big anniversaries this year!), an exhibition in honour of the bizarre and unexpected, and a host of events, exhibitions and performances lined up for Black History Month. Find out about all of these, plus more, below.


The Oxford Inspires Cultural Platform

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Professor Hamilton and Professor Beer - credit Greg Smolonski

Now Available to Watch Online!

In June 2011, Oxford Inspires invited Professor Janet Beer (Vice Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University) and Professor Andrew Hamilton (Vice Chancellor, University of Oxford) to share with an invited audience their personal perspectives on contemporary cultural issues and the value of culture in modern society. This Cultural Platform is now available to view online - simply follow this link to watch the video.


The Oxford Lieder Festival Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Friday 14th - Saturday 29th October

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Left to right: Sholto Kynoch, Bernadette Bartos, Marcus Farnsworth and Sarah Connolly

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Black History Month at Pegasus

Throughout October

2011 is The United Nations' International Year for People of African Descent.

Pegasus, in its annual celebration of Black History Month, are taking the opportunity to highlight Black and African culture and history by telling the stories that have shaped the modern world in its immense diversity. Throughout October, Pegasus will go beyond the theatrical to include documentary art and even African Caribbean culinary treats in a feast for all the senses. More


Art in Woodstock - 5th Anniversary Celebrations

Blenheim Palace by Sarah Moncrieff

Blenheim Palace by Sarah Moncrieff

Saturday 22nd - Sunday 30th October

This month, Woodstock will play host to the fifth annual Art in Woodstock festival. Showcasing work by visiting professional artists and local talent, the historic market town will be transformed into a celebration of the visual arts. More


Moving Music Concert Series

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The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Wednesday 26th October

Since 2007, the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building has worked with John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John's to put on series of concerts especially for people living with dementia and their carers. In this concert, Derek Paravicini (piano) and Christine Cairns (mezzo soprano) will perform a programme of classical and light songs and solo piano pieces in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. More


Spotlight on Corporate Members: MINI Plant Oxford


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Supporting Oxford’s Christmas Lantern Procession

Once again, MINI Plant Oxford has pledged its support to this year’s children’s lantern procession, which takes place in Oxford city centre on Christmas Light Night.

The partnership between the Plant and Oxford Inspires will enable a number of school and community lantern making workshops to take place. Local artists will work with the children to create unique puppet-style lanterns, which will then be carried in a spectacular procession through the city streets on the evening of Friday 2 December. More


Spotlight on Stakeholders: University of Oxford

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Field for British Isles by Anthony Gormley

Eccentricity and the Fourth Plinth

The University of Oxford Museum of the History of Science is well known in the city for its idiosyncratic exhibitions; the Steampunk exhibition (2009-10), which celebrated an underground artform, was incredibly popular, with queues of visitors stretching down Broad Street on its last day. This summer’s exhibition, Eccentricity, celebrates some of the more bizarre and unexpected objects in the Museum’s collection of over 18,000 scientific instruments. More


Oxford Inspires Stakeholders

Oxford Inspires Corporate Members

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World Book Capital
Christmas Light Night
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