Oxford successfully combines its role as a first-class academic and cultural centre, a tourist haven and a modern industrial city. Accommodation is difficult to find in the heart of the city, but the surrounding area has more to offer. The typical accommodation is detached, two-storey housing with w...

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Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions

19 Oct-18 Feb. This exhibition takes a comprehensive look at the artistic portrayal of the deities of world religions and how their depictions have changed - in some cases drastically - over the cen...
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Collecting the Past: Scholars’ Taste in Chinese Art

21 March-22 Oct. Exhibition featuring a range of Chinese paintings, collected by Chinese scholars and artists since the 18th century. The works are displayed alongside artists' tools such as brush...
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King Alfred's Coins: Viking Treasure

1 Nov-31 Jan. The Ashmolean Museum is holding an exhibition to raise awareness for its campaign to acquire a major Viking hoard discovered in Watlington, Oxfordshire in October 2015. The find, whi...
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Discovering Tutankhamun

An exhibition outlining one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. The Ashmolean charts the hunt for the tomb and its subsequent discovery by Howard Carter, whose o...
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The Great War: Personal Stories from Downing Street to the Trenches

The Bodleian draws on its collection of archive letters and diaries of politicians, soldiers and civilians to provide an insight into world war one. The authors are all connected in some way with O...
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World of Wallace

The Oxfordshire Museum examines how the discoveries of British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist Alfred Russel Wallace were informed by the places in which he lived. Ma...
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Royalty and Religion: Photographs of Late Nineteenth-Century Thailand

The Pitt Rivers Museum displays 12 albumen prints taken in the late 19th century in Siam (modern-day Thailand). The images depict royal buildings, religious sites and streets in the capital Bangko...
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Atmospheres: Investigating the Weather from Aristotle to Ozone

20 Nov-7 April. The Museum of the History of Science presents an exhibition that charts the history of meteorology and man's quest to predict the weather accurately. On show are archival documents...
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The Renaissance in Astronomy

Until 9 September. The Museum of the History of Science examines the developments in astronomical observation during Renaissance times which led to the revelation by Copernicus that the earth is in...


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