• Thursday 20 October 2011
  • NO. 4966
  • VOL. 142

Musical and other Events


Lunchtime Recital Series

The following 30-minute concerts will take place in the Mansfield College chapel on Wednesdays at 1.30 pm. Admission free. Open to the public and all welcome.

26 Oct.: Bethany Whalley (clarinet), Crusell, Copland, Krommer

2 Nov.: Lucy Matheson (soprano) and David Lee (tenor), Henry Lawes's 'Comus' (1634)

9 Nov.: Anna Ploszajski (trumpet) and Matthew Hitchings (piano), Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'

16 Nov.: Lucy Matheson (soprano), Liszt, Noel Coward, Hahn, Messager

23 Nov.: John Oxlade (piano), Scott Joplin, Delius, Parry

Worship and Prayers

In the Mansfield College chapel. Followed by light refreshments; open to the public, all welcome.

Wednesday noontime prayers

11.30 am–noon. Open for quiet reflection, and materials for personal prayer or meditation are provided.

Wednesday evening worship

6.30–7.15 pm. Traditional services of Christian worship in the Reformed tradition, with the Chapel Choir performing weekly and occasional guest preachers.

St John's

Kendrew Chamber Music Recital Series

Mark Kaplan, violin, will play a programme of Bach complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin at 8.30 pm on 11 November and 3 pm on 13 November in St John's Auditorium. Free tickets will be available from St John's Lodge ten days before the performances.

Botanic Gardens

Botanical illustration for beginners

 5 Nov., 10 am–4 pm: beginners' course with Rosemary Wise

Pitt Rivers Museum

Family Friendly Activities

Free drop-in activities for children aged 5+. An adult must accompany children at all activities. See:

Every weekend in Oct.: The Pitt Rivers Big Draw

25–27 Oct., 1–4 pm: Myth Busters!

5 Nov., 1–4 pm, Pitt Stop: Ancient Egyptian Afterlife

3 Dec., 1–4 pm, Pitt Stop: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Parrot Fish

17 Dec.–6 Jan.: Trail: 12 Days of Christmas (closed 24, 25, 26 and 27 Dec.; 1 and 2 Jan.)