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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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Victorian Passions and Pursuits

10 Feb-16 April. Blenheim Palace offers guided tours exploring how the palace and its collections were presented during Victorian times. Visitors will learn how staff managed the day-to-day running of...
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Lucienne Day at Oxfordshire Museum

13 Jan-4 March. The Oxfordshire Museum celebrates the career of British textile designer Lucienne Day (1917-2010) whose floral and abstract creations were stocked by major department stores such as Jo...
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Pigeon Whistles: An Orchestra in Flight

24 Nov-4 March. Experimental composer, performer and sound designer Nathaniel Mann stages an installation centred around the lightweight whistles attached to the tail feathers of carrier pigeons. U...
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Tito in Africa: Picturing Solidarity

13 Nov-8 April. The result of collaboration between the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Museum of Yugoslavia, this photographic exhibition documents Tito’s state tours of various Africa countries from the...
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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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Old Traditions New Visions: Art in India and Pakistan after 1947

15 Sept-18 March. The Ashmolean Museum examines how artists in India and Pakistan sought to express the distinctive characters of their newly-independent nations, post 1947. This exhibition highlig...
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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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Buscot Park & The Faringdon Collection

1 July-30 Sept. Buscot Park is home to the Faringdon Collection, which comprises a wealth of antiques and furniture and numbers among its paintings Burne-Jones's The Legend of the Briar Rose. A late...
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Beyond the Brush: Abstract Ink Paintings since 1960

4 April-28 Aug. The Ashmolean presents an exhibition of abstract ink paintings by leading Chinese artists, all of whom were members of the Fifth Moon Group. Considered a forerunner of the modern art...
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Camel: A Journey through Fragile Landscapes: Photographs by Roger Chapman

15 May-29 Oct. Described as a "story of connection, survival and interdependence on the edges of our world", this exhibition comprises 65 monochrome prints by British photographer Roger Chapman. T...
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Beyond the Brush: Abstract Ink Paintings since 1960

4 April-28 Aug. The Ashmolean presents an exhibition of abstract ink paintings by leading Chinese artists, all of whom were members of the Fifth Moon Group. Considered a forerunner of the modern a...
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Raphael: The Drawings

1 June-3 Sept. Major exhibition of 120 drawings by Raphael spanning the short but stellar career of the Renaissance master who died aged 37, almost 500 years ago. This exhibition focuses on Raphae...
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Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France

10 Feb-7 May. Exhibition outlining the origins and journey of modernism in the history of art. With over 100 works by Matisse, Manet, Chagall, Renoir, Degas, Léger and Picasso, the show charts the...
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Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France

10 Feb-7 May. The Ashmolean presents over 100 works by artists such as Matisse, Manet, Chagall, Renoir, Degas, Léger and Picasso, charting the rise of modernism. With Paris as its centre, modernis...
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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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Liu Dan: New Landscapes and Old Masters

20 Oct-26 Feb. The Ashmolean hosts an exhibition juxtaposing ink paintings by prominent Chinese artist Liu Dan alongside drawings by Raphael from the museum's collection. Born in 1953, Dan is a le...
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Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural

20 Oct-15 Jan. Major exhibition exploring the supernatural in Islamic art, comprising more than 100 works - many of which have never been seen in public - from Morocco to China. The artefacts on d...
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Sensation: Rembrandt's First Paintings

16 Sept-27 Nov. The Ashmolean displays The Senses, the earliest surviving works by Rembrandt (1606–1669). The four panels depict allegorical representations of Sight, Touch, Hearing and Smell, and...
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Buscot Park & The Faringdon Collection

1 July-30 Sept. Buscot Park is home to the Faringdon Collection, which comprises a wealth of antiques and furniture and numbers among its paintings Burne-Jones's The Legend of the Briar Rose. A la...
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Oxford Proms

20-27 Aug. Classical concerts at the historic Sheldonian Theatre and the church of St Michael at the Northgate, Oxford’s oldest building. The programme includes Concerto Classics with music by Viv...

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