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  • Blackwell's Music Oxford and The Sixteen Presents: The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2015

    Wednesday, April 8th at 18:00 - 19:00
    In conjunction with The Sixteen, Blackwell's Music are pleased to invite you to a drinks reception to celebrate The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2015 and their latest CD releases. Harry Christophers will be signing CDs from 6:30pm - 7pm which is then followed by a concert at Christ Church Cathedral at 8pm. To RSVP to the drinks reception, please email luke.rickett@blackwell.co.uk or call 01865 333581. For tickets to the concert, please contact Christ Church Cathedral Box Office on 01865 305305.
  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents Moving Pages: Monthly Film Book Club

    Thursday, April 16th at 18:30 - 21:30
    Love seeing your favourite books brought to life on the big screen? Dislike the way a director has changed the film to the book and want to talk about it? Each month we choose a book that has been adapted into a film, members read the book during the month in the lead up to the session, before we watch the film together. Purchase a glass of wine and some popcorn, sit back and watch the film, and then join in the discussion on the film vs. the book. This event is free to attend! Simply register in advance by email at events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or by calling our Customer Service Department on 01865 333623 before the event. We are unable to allow entry without registration, so book your place now! This month we will be reading The Ghost by Robert Harris. The Ghost was released in 2010 starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan. Unlike many other films, the script for the film was also written by Robert Harris, does this mean that it's the same as the book? Join us to find out!
  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents: Katherine Freese - 'The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter'

    Thursday, April 16th at 19:00 - 20:00
    The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe - from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars - constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. This title tells the story of the epic quest to solve one of the most compelling enigmas of modern science - what is the universe made of? Many cosmologists believe we are on the verge of solving the mystery. The Cosmic Cocktail provides the foundation needed to fully fathom this epochal moment in humankind's quest to understand the universe. Katherine Freese, a theoretical astrophysicist, is the George Eugene Uhlenbeck Collegiate Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. Tickets cost £3 and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact our Customer Service Desk Tel: 01865 333623 email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents: An evening with Deborah Harkness

    Friday, April 17th at 19:30 - 20:30
    We are thrilled to be welcoming Deborah Harkness into Blackwell's to celebrate her All Souls Trilogy. Beginning in the present with A Discovery of Witches, and then travelling through time in Shadow of Night, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present in The Book of Life to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception. But the real threat to their future is yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on a terrifying urgency. Using ancient knowl­edge and modern science, from the palaces of Venice and beyond, Diana and Matthew will finally learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago. Join DEBORAH HARKNESS author of the hugely successful ALL SOULS TRILOGY, as she launches the paperback of the No 1 Sunday Times and No 1 New York Times bestseller and third book in the series, THE BOOK OF LIFE.Deborah returns to Oxford where the books also begin and will talk about and answer questions on all things All Souls. Come and meet her for a lovely evening of wine and conversation. Tickets cost £5, which includes a glass of wine and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. The talk will take place on the first floor in Caffe Nero. Contact our Customer Service Desk Tel: 01865 333623 email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • Blackwell's Oxford and OFW Presents: The Oxford Folk Weekend 2015

    Sunday, April 19th at 11:15 - 16:45
    As part of this year's Oxford Folk Weekend, we are proud to present a day of folk music in the Norrington Room. The program for the day is: 11:15 - 11:45 Henry Webster & Dave Malkin 12:15 - 12:45 Moore Moss Rutter 13:15 - 13:45 Penny Kempson 14:15 - 14:45 Susanna Starling & Friends 15:15 - 15:45 Kelly Oliver 16:15 - 16:45 Ben Moss & Laurel Swift These are free performances to attend and will take place in the Norrington Room of Blackwell's Oxford. For more infomation, please visit www.oxfordfolkweekend.co.uk or call 01865 333623.
  • Blackwell's Oxford and Pale Blue Dot Presents: An Evening with Dave Goulson

    Friday, April 24th at 19:00 - 20:00
    Dave Goulson is an award-winning professor of biological sciences at the University of Sussex.  In 2006 he founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. His work on bumblebee ecology and conservation has led to him becoming one of the UK’s most high profile scientists. His books A Sting in the Tale (a Times and Guardian bestseller) and A Buzz in the Meadow, are the results of Goulson’s determination to ensure that his work is published in the ‘real world’ as well as scientific journals.  Both books celebrate the beauty and wonder of the natural world.  They also leave readers in no doubt that they reach the heart some of the most important issues of our times, namely farming, food production and the economy. We may see ourselves as predominantly an urban society but over 70% of the UK is farmland so the way in which land is managed has a major impact on us all.  Goulson’s research results showing the damage caused to the environment and food chains by a group of systemic insecticides has put him at odds with Governments and some of the world’s largest corporations. Pale Blue Dot is an art-science organisation collaborating with Dave Goulson to encourage debate between scientists, the food and farming industry and the public, to explore these issues and ask whether such independent research is too inconvenient for today’s business-backed policy makers. Tickets cost £3 and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact our Customer Service Desk Tel: 01865 333623 email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • Blackwell's Oxford and Irregular Folk Presents: A Night in the Norrington Room with Laura Moody and Alabaster De Plume

    Friday, April 24th at 20:00 - 23:00
    In conjunction with Irregular Folk, we proudly present a night of music in the Norrington Room. Laura Moody is an astonishing musician and singer songwriter who played Irregular Folk's "Ode to the Cello" evening two years ago and floored everyone with a quite frankly mind bending performance. Her debut album was released late last year to great acclaim. Alabaster De Plume hails from Manchester and this will be his first ever Oxford gig. He soothes, amuses, jars and inspires all in one baffling bundle. Refreshments will be available to purchase on the evening and will be supplied by Loose Cannon. Tickets are available to purchase from this link.
  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents: Matthew Caminer, Martyn Percy and Beaumont Stevenson - 'Curacies and how to survive them'

    Tuesday, April 28th at 19:00 - 20:00
    It is common knowledge that many curacies run into difficulties and that this is something people often feel constrained from discussing openly. Curacies and How to Survive Them offers readers the opportunity to listen in on a series of fast-flowing conversations between a psychologist, a theologian and a clergy spouse, which explore frequently occurring dilemmas and challenges.By highlighting issues that are not generally discussed, it will be immensely useful to people who might otherwise feel isolated and helpless. Tickets are FREE and can be obtained by visiting our Customer Service Department at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, contact our Customer Service Desk Tel: 01865 333623. For enquiries please email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk
  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents: How To Clone A Mammoth Beth Shapiro

    Tuesday, May 19th at 18:00 - 20:00
    Beth Shapiro, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will be talking about her research and her book How To Clone A Mammoth at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History This will be a particularly interesting talk as Beth carried out DNA research on the museum's famous Dodo, as part of her very first DNA project. Beth's groundbreaking work has appeared in numerous publications including Nature and Science and she was a 2009 recipient of the MacArthur Award. Tickets cost £5 and can be obtained by visiting the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on Parks Road, Oxford Tel: 01865 272950      
  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents Moving Pages: Monthly Film Book Club

    Thursday, May 21st at 18:30
    Love seeing your favourite books brought to life on the big screen? Dislike the way a director has changed the film to the book and want to talk about it? Each month we choose a book that has been adapted into a film, members read the book during the month in the lead up to the session, before we watch the film together. Purchase a glass of wine and some popcorn, sit back and watch the film, and then join in the discussion on the film vs. the book. This event is free to attend! Simply register in advance by email at events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or by calling our Customer Service Department on 01865 333623 before the event. We are unable to allow entry without registration, so book your place now! This month we will be reading the much loved 'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green. The film took £3.4million in its opening weekend in the UK and the book sold 633,919 copies in the UK alone last year. Don't miss out on watching this beautiful film, bring a packet of tissues with you, it is a necessity!
  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents Moving Pages: Monthly Film Book Club

    Thursday, June 18th at 18:30
    Love seeing your favourite books brought to life on the big screen? Dislike the way a director has changed the film to the book and want to talk about it? Each month a book will be chosen that has been adapted into a film, members read the book during the month in the lead up to the session before we watch the film together. Purchase a glass of wine and some popcorn, sit back and watch our film of the month, then join in the after discussion on the film vs. the book. This event is free to attend! All you have to do is register in advance by email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or by calling our Customer Service Department on 01865 333623 before the event. We are unable to allow entry without registration, so book your place now! Join us as we discuss To Kill a Mockingbird and watch the award winning film, a month before the publication of Go Set A Watchman.