Oxford in Brief (15 to 21 March 2016)

Published: Monday, 14th March 2016

News in brief from Oxford City Council including civic engagements, events and meetings.

Civic engagements for the Lord Mayor

The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Rae Humberstone, will attend the following events:

Lecture by Sheikh Hamadbin Jassim Jabr Thani.
Wednesday 16 March, 3pm, Rhodes House (Milnaer Hall) South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RJ.

Consumer Challenge Quiz, Mabel Prichard Special Needs School.
Thursday 17 March, 10am, Unipart House, Garsington Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2PG.

(tbc) Photos with Oxford United Players and Football Trophy.
Thursday 17 March, 4pm, Templars Square, Oxford.

Civic Reception and Citizen of the Year Awards.
Thursday 17 March, 7pm, Corn Exchange, Market Square, Witney, OX28 6AB Town Hall.

South Oxfordshire charity dinner.
Friday 18 March, 7pm, Didcot Civic Hall.

Morning Worship Service.
Sunday 20 March, 10.30am, St Mary's Church, Haddenham.


Charity Link Fundraiser by CLIC Sargent.
15 to 19 March, Bonn Square. Direct debit fundraising campaign. 

Northway and Marston Flood Alleviation Information Session.
Wednesday 16 March, between 3.30pm and 6.30pm at Mortimer Hall in Marston (OX3 0PH). Take a look at artist impressions of the Northway & Marston Flood Alleviation Scheme, and have your say on parts of the scheme's final design.

More Than Just Games By John R Gold.
Thursday 17 March, 6pm, The Old Museum, Museum of Oxford, free. How did organizers think about the outcomes of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, and what does this mean for the legacy of London 2012? John R Gold is Professor of Urban Historical Geography at Oxford Brookes University, and his book Olympic Cities is a leading work on the impacts of the Olympics.

Oxford Sport Relief Mile 2016.
Sunday 20 March, 9.30am. The Oxford Sport Relief Mile 2016 will consist of a 1, 3 & 6 mile fun run to raise money for Sport Relief. The event is sponsored by Sainsbury’s and organisation of the mile is supported by a dedicated Sport Relief Mile team.

RSPCA 5k Fun Run.
Sunday 20 March, 10am, Horspath Athletics and Horspath Road Recreation Ground. A charity fun run day for a mixed audience.

Westgate Pop-Up Museum.
5 March 2016 to 23 April 2016, Museum of Oxford. See amazing finds from the Westgate site, including the writing styli and book clasps belonging to the monks of Greyfriars to an ox skeleton found lying on the edge of the gravel islands Oxford was built upon. For all the latest news, follow @oatweet #WestgateDig, or visit the Oxford Archaeology website.

Underneath the Westgate Family Trail.
12 February to 23 April, 10am to 4.30pm, Museum of Oxford. Discover the latest finds from the Westgate Shopping Centre excavations. Find out more about Oxford’s fascinating past, including the period, when the Medieval Greyfriars Abbey stood on the site!

Victorian Oxford Family Trail.
15 February to 11 March, Museum of Oxford. This trail takes you into the Explore Oxford galleries and our collection of Victorian objects.

Kennington Portrait Group.
29 February to 30 March 2016, Gallery Corridor, Museum of Oxford. A culmination of a year’s regular painting sessions, held in St. Swithun’s Church Hall in Kennington. Each artist chooses their preferred medium and view point, technique relies on previous tuition and practice of the individual.

Electric Violinist Kate Chruscicka for Cancer Research UK.
Wednesday 2 March, 9am to 5pm, Bonn Square. This charitable fundraising event consists of an amplified violin performance and a street collection for Cancer Research UK.


City Executive Board.
Thursday 17 March, 5pm, St Aldate's Room, Town Hall.