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People Apart: Cape Town Survey 1952: Photographs by Bryan Heseltine

19 July-8 Jan 2012. A collection of photographs by South African photographer Bryan Heseltine (1923-2008) sheds light on the daily lives of South Africans who lived about 60 years ago through the regi...
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Buscot Park & The Faringdon Collection

Until 30 Sept. Buscot Park is home to the Faringdon Collection, which consists of a wealth of antiques and furniture, and includes Burne-Jones's painting The Legend of the Briar Rose, inspired by the...
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Curiouser and Curiouser

9 July-3 Sept. The Museum of Oxford presents a series of family-friendly art and craft events based on Oxford author Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. An exhibition featuring histo...
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Antony and Cleopatra

8 July-3 September. Written by William Shakespeare some time between 1603 and 1607, Anthony and Cleopatra is frequently referred to as one of the greatest love stories ever told. In addition, many peo...
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Eccentricity: Unexpected Objects and Irregular Behaviour

Until 16 October. This intriguing exhibition examines the links between Oxford and the eccentricity so often displayed by the city's noted scientists, such as Charles Daubeny who once kept caged monke...
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Britain from the air at Oxford Castle

24 June-4 September. Over the summer Oxford Castle hosts the exhibition Britain from the Air, a collection of over 100 large-scale images by Britain's foremost aerial photographers. Aside from foc...
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The Last Samurai

Until 18 September. The Pitt Rivers Museum presents 14 albumen prints by Jacques-Philippe Potteau, as well as a couple of engravings relating to two Japanese trade missions to Europe in 1862 and 1864....
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Manifold Greatness: Oxford and the Making of the King James Bible

22 April-4 September. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible (1611) the Bodleian Library tells the fascinating story of the English language's most frequent...
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Heracles to Alexander The Great

7 April-29 August. With the subtitle "Treasures From The Royal Capital of Macedon, A Hellenic Kingdom in the Age of Democracy", this exhibition showcases over 500 treasures found recently in the royal...
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Revealed: The Underwear Revolution

16 April - 12 June. Bringing to light that which is seldom seen in public, this unusual exhibition traces the evolution of underwear and celebrates its sartorial changes as a result of technology, soc...
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Neapolitan and Spanish drawings from the Baroque

19 February - 15 May. Highlighting the variety and expertise of Spanish and Neapolitan draughtsmanship, this exhibition comprises 29 drawings from the Christ Church collection, with the earliest works...
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Images and the State: Graphics In China in the 1960s and '70s

8 March - 3 July 2011. During China's state-sponsored cultural revolution in the late 1960s a wave of new visual art work flooded China; all of it however was state-controlled and limited to officiall...
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Lucien Pissarro In England: The Eragny Press 1895-1914

8 January - 13 March 2011. In 1894 painter, engraver and printmaker Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944) established the Eragny Press at his house in London which he named after his home village in Normandy....
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Rad Cam by Emma Dougherty & Tim Steward

15 January - 13 February 2011. An exhibition of dynamic new views of Oxford's celebrated building, the Radcliffe Camera, by UK-based artists Emma Dougherty and Tim Steward. Dougherty is an artist...
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Henry Aldrich - An Oxford Universal Man

3 November - 30 January 2011. Celebrating the tricentenary of the death of Henry Aldrich, Dean of Christ Church from 1689 until his death in 1710, this exhibition displays some of the most prominent p...
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Thomas Houseago: What Went Down

11 December - 20 February 2011. In the first major solo show in a UK public gallery by Thomas Houseago (born 1972) the Modern Art Oxford presents an exhibition of recent sculpture by the Los Angeles-b...
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Shelley’s Ghost: Reshaping the Image of a Literary Family

3 December-27 March 2011. This major exhibition at the Bodleian Library is dedicated to one of the best known literary families in Britain: the Shelleys. The exhibition focuses on Percy Bysshe She...
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Shelley’s Ghost: Reshaping the Image of a Literary Family

3 December-27 March 2011. This major exhibition at the Bodleian Library is dedicated to one of the best known literary families in Britain: the Shelleys. The exhibition focuses on Percy Bysshe Shel...
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Anvilled Stars: The Meteoric Mirrors of Matthew Luck Galpin

20 November - 20 December 2010. This most unusual exhibition sees artist and blacksmith Matthew Luck Galpin amass a collection of fallen shooting stars which he melted in his forge before refashioning...
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