Events on 10th Nov 2017

Events for 10th Nov 2017

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  • A photograph of three Real Tennis balls which are over 400 years old

    A Night of Local Tudor Accidents - Oxford's Hidden Histories by Prof Steven Gunn

    • Date: 10th November 2017
    • Location: The Old Museum, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 19:00
    • Cost: £10 plus booking fee (includes a drink)

    Booking for this event is through Eventbrite

    Join Prof Steven Gunn (History, Oxford University) as he takes us on a fascinating journey through some of the Hidden Histories of Oxford and Oxfordshire with local Tudor Accidents!

    Heard about the bear attack in north Oxford? The building supplies delivery accident at Christ Church? Or the bowls on ice incident on the Cherwell? 

    What about the throwing the sledgehammer competition that went wrong in Ardington, or the Marsh Baldon maypole mishap?

    Interesting and comical, the evening will also involve object handling, the historical 'How did they die?' game and barge bar (cash only).

    Booking for this event is through Eventbrite, please follow this link.

  • Oxford Uncovered Family Trail

    • Date: 7th January 2016 - 31st January 2020
    • Every day
    • Location: Gift Shop, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    Meet the people who lived on our doorstep with this family trail around the Explore Oxford galleries. Suitable for all the family to do together.

    Available 10am to 4.30pm. Monday to Saturday. Museum of Oxford is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays. 

    Trail FREE from the Museum Gift Shop.

  • The first major retrospective of artist Frith Powell: The MuBild of Arte Normale and The Singular Apprenticeship of Fabio Penitente.

    • Date: 29th October 2017 - 16th November 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: The Barn Gallery, Kendrew Quad, St John’s College. The Barn Gallery, Kendrew Quad, St John’s College, St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JP.
    • Time: 10:00 - 18:00
    • Cost: Free

    For almost 50 years, artist Frith Powell has worked reclusively in his Oxford studio – wrestling with visual and philosophical themes with single-minded dedication. At last, he has been persuaded to show this substantial and remarkable culmination of a life’s work, dedicated to dressing ‘Nothing in Something…giving shape to entities that lie beyond the bounds of sense experience.’ 

    The four-room exhibition explores Frith Powell’s extraordinary range and technical virtuosity.The main body of his work is from the conceptual and enigmatic MuMu collection, which includes beautiful and quietly challenging oil paintings, sculptures and drawings. The final gallery draws the viewer into the magical world of Frith Powell’s alter ego. Entitled The Singular Apprenticeship of Fabio Penitente, this mysterious and enchanting ‘hidden archive’ of small sculptures and drawings comprises an entire and coherent ‘alternative’ culture, replete with its own meticulously sculpted artefacts. 

    More information here

  • Father Christmas in the museum

    Winter Warmer Family Gallery Trail

    • Date: 4th November 2017 - 2nd February 2018
    • Every day
    • Location: Gift Shop, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
    • Cost: FREE

    Find the missing Santas and find out how people kept warm in the past in this Winter trail that takes you around the Explore Oxford galleries.

    Pick up this trail for FREE from our Gift Shop inside the Town Hall.