Medical Discoveries – 800 Years of Oxford Innovation

24 Jan

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Until Sunday 18 May 2014:

Bodleian Library
Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrangle, Broad St., Oxford. Tel: 01865 277224
www.shop.bodley.ox.ac.uk

For more than 800 years Oxford has made a remarkable contribution to the art and science of medicine. Scientists, philosophers and physicians have made the city an outstanding scientific centre from the medieval period onwards. From Roger Bacon’s conception of science as the experimental and inductive study of nature in the 13th century to Dorothy Hodgkin’s discovery of the structure of penicillin during World War II, Oxford has been responsible for some of the world’s most important medical discoveries. The exhibition will tell the story of Oxford’s place in the history of medicine from the medieval period to its current position at the forefront of medical research and clinical practice. Visitors will be able to view a unique display of treasures which uncover Oxford’s role in some of the most significant discoveries in medical history.

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Saturday 9am – 4.30pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm. Admission: Free.

Sunday Jazz

12 Nov

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Selected sundays from 13th October 2013 – 30th March 2014, 10am – 12.30pm, Blenheim Palace Woodstock, Oxford.

Soulful sounds of the saxophone – the best way to spend a sunday morning in the Oxfordshire Pantry. Ideal for any Jazz lover, or those venturing into the moody world of Jazz. As you relax to the sounds, there will be a spread of flavorful food on offer for you enjoy. If you fancy reading the Sunday morning paper as you soak up the jazz atmosphere, there are newspapers available. Why not take your friends to enjoy Sunday Jazz as a group?

Sunday Jazz listings for selected sundays as shown below:

  • 10th November – The Matthew Crook Trio
  • 24th November – Tenacious T
  • 1st December – Thames Trio
  • 8th December – Tenacious T
  • 15th December – The Matthew Crook Trio
  • 22nd December – Thames Trio

Blenheim Place holds regular events and daily visits into the Palace and Gardens. A superb day out for the family and a venue not to be missed during your stay in Oxford!

www.blenheimpalace.com/

 

Sweeney Todd at the Oxford Playhouse

12 Nov

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Monday 11 – Saturday 16 November 2013

“I can guarantee the closest shave you’ll ever know!”

For any black comedy lover, this is just up your street. The chilling victorian musical that is Sweeney Todd comes to Oxford. Previously banished, sinister barber, Mr Sweeney Todd returns back to his home town of London seeking blood curdling revenge. Todd’s murderous eyes are set upon the judge who imprisoned Todd for a crime he did not commit. Todd’s anger increases as he recalls the harm the Judge caused to Todd’s family. During Sweeney’s time in London, his oblivious assistant, Mrs. Lovett assists Sweeney in seeking out his revenge. Soon, London begins to become a ghost town, with Sweeney’s bloodstained razors and Lovett’s meat pies mounting – something very abnormal is occurring…

The Oxford Playhouse is situated in central Oxford, and is the ideal venue for any theatre lover. With regular musicals and performances, the Oxford Playhouse must not be missed.

Get your tickets for Sweeney Todd today!

www.oxfordplayhouse.com/show/?banner=1&eventid=3034

New Years Eve at the Eynsham Hall

12 Nov

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Tuesday 31st January 2013

Treat yourself to a new years eve night away at the Eynsham Hall. Celebrate the new year in style from 7pm at the New Years Eve party. There will be a delectable buffet on offer along with a DJ playing nostalgic tunes as you say your farewells to 2013. Why not pamper yourself before the big party? Check in times are from 2.30pm, with access to the spa and gorgeous gardens. And to add to a relaxing pre-party pamper, there will be tea served from 3.00pm to 5.00pm in the Main Hall. After a night full of celebrations, treat yourself to the New Year’s Day bunch served in the restaurant from 9.00am to 11.00am, with a midday checkout.

www.eynshamhall.com/things-to-do/event-diary/

We offer free WiFi broadband to all our guests - giving you fast internet access from the whole house.

A wide range of breakfast choices, from traditional Full English to Continental and Vegetarian. Need a special diet? Just let us know.

Parking is expensive in Oxford. The good news is that you can park for free in our car park and walk to anywhere in the city!

Newton House Bed & Breakfast puts you in easy walking distance of central Oxford, so if you're here on business or just to soak up the sights, you're perfectly positioned.