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  • Blackwell's Oxford Presents: Teri Terry Book Signing- Mind Games

    Saturday, February 28th at 13:00 - 14:00
    **PLEASE NOTE- THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED TIME TO 1PM**

    Author of the bestselling teen fiction Slated Trilogy series, Teri Terry, will be signing copies of her new book Mind Games on Saturday 28th February at 1pm. Don't miss out on your chance to meet Teri and purchase a special signed copy of her book.

    Mind Games In a future world, life is tightly controlled by the all-powerful PareCo. Standing out from the crowd is dangerous so misfit Luna hides her secrets carefully, not realising her own power. Unlike her friends and family, Luna has never been able to plug into Realtime, PareCo's virtual world, where almost everyone now lives their lives. So how do PareCo know about Luna, and why do they want her for their elite think tank?
  • Blackwell's Oxford and the Blavatnik School of Government Presents: A Lunchtime talk with Walter Isaacson

    Wednesday, March 4th at 13:00 - 14:00
    Blackwell's Oxford and the Blavatnik School of Government proudly present a free lunchtime talk from Walter Isaacson. Walter is the author of bestselling biographies of Steve Jobs, Einstein and Benjamin FranklinThe Innovators is Walter Isaacson's story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation really works. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so creative. The talk will be chaired by Ngaire Woods (Dean, BSG).

    THIS IS A FREE TALK TO ATTEND and will take place in the Norrington Room of Blackwell's Oxford. For enquiries contact 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: Pass on a Poem

    Wednesday, March 4th at 19:00 - 20:30
    Do you love reading poetry? Join us for our Pass on a Poem evening, where we invite you to share with the group your favourite published poems, meet others who also have a passion for poetry and hear about poets you may have never listened to before. To sign up for a reading spot during the event please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or visit our Customer Services Department located in the Norrington Room.

    Our Pass on a Poem group meets on the 1st Wednesday every 2 months. Our next meeting after this will be held on Wednesday 6th May.

    Pass on a Poem is  a not-for-profit initiative, existing to provide entertainment and to create enthusiasm for poetry by bringing people together to read out loud poems which have a special personal significance and to explain, briefly, why. For more information please visit their website http://www.passonapoem.com/

    This event is free to attend. For all enquiries please visit 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: Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds - 'Nye: The Political Life of Aneurin Bevan'

    Thursday, March 5th at 19:00 - 20:00
      THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

      Aneurin - Nye - Bevan was one of the pivotal Labour figures of the post-war era. As Minister for Health in Attlee's government, his role in the foundation of the NHS, the world's largest publically-funded health service and the centre-piece of the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, changed the face of British society forever.  In this book, acclaimed author Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds provides the first full-life biography of Bevan in over two decades, from his birth in Tredegar in the South Wales Valleys in 1897 to his death from stomach cancer at the age of 62 in 1960. Drawing on first-hand interviews as well as recently released sources, he provides a unique portrait of one of the great British statesmen of the twentieth century.
  • Blackwell's Oxford and Oxfam present: An Evening with Victoria Hislop

    Tuesday, March 10th at 19:00 - 20:00
    In collaboration with Oxfam, founded right here on Broad Street in 1942, We are very proud to present an evening in the company of bestselling author, Victoria Hislop. Victoria will be with us as part of this year's International Women's Day and will be discussing her widely acclaimed novels. She studied in Oxford at St.Hilda's College and went on to work in the publishing industry and as a journalist before becoming an author. Her novel The Island was a number one bestseller in Britain and was chosen by the Richard and Judy Book Club as a 2006 summer read. It was also made into a TV series by Greek TV Channel MEGA.

    Tickets cost £10, which includes a glass of wine and can be obtained by visiting www.eventbrite.co.uk
  • 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: 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