If you weren’t already blown away by the Storm Ciara, you will be by the exciting events featured this fine fourth week.
Monday, 10 February
Informative: Book Launch: The Political Life of an Epidemic by Simukai Chigudu, 5:00 pm, Oxford Department of International Development
Simukai Chigudu, Associate Professor of African Politics at the University of Oxford, will launch his new book about Zimbabwe’s cholera outbreak in 2008-2009 and the social patterns that emerged around it. Free, register here.
Chill: Alienation of Affections: a Separation, 7:00 pm, Magdalen College
Join Magdalen film society in a double feature of movies that show the intricacies and difficulties in marriage throughout the world. The first film is “A Separation” examining relationships in Iran. The second feature will be “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” at 9:00 pm. £3 at the door, £2 for Magdalenites.
Night out: Oxford ACS’ Take Me Out, 7:00 pm, Christ Church
A mystery panel of potential couples meet each other for the first time. Come to watch and see if a new relationship blossoms before your eyes! Tickets £3 here.
Tuesday, 11 February
Informative: Migrants and Discrimination in the UK, 1:00 pm, Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln College
An open discussion about discrimination against migrants and UK-born children of migrants will follow a presentation by Mariña Fernández-Reino, a researcher at Oxford’s Migration Observatory. Free.
Chill: About Life x JazzSoc, 8:30 pm, The Mad Hatter
About Life performs in Oxford after finding success in numerous jazz clubs in Bristol and London. Their style is known to go beyond the boundaries of traditional jazz with flares of funk, techno and afrobeat. £4 at the door.
Night out: Anuba Tuesdays presents Open Decks, 10:00 pm, Anuba
Student DJ music featured on this fine Tuesday night alongside the usual favourites.
Wednesday, 12 February
Informative: Ox and Start-ups fair Enterprising Oxford, 4:30 pm, H B Allen Centre
This event makes the difficult task of finding a job after graduation a little bit easier by bringing together employers seeking to fill vacancies for full-time jobs and internships in the Oxford area. Free.
Chill: Love Island: The Quiz! 7:30 pm, The Oxford Blue pub
Create a team (of up to 6 people) and test your Love Island knowledge. Prizes are up for grabs for dedicated fans. Free.
Night out: The 90s Ball Pit Party, 10:00 pm, Park End
What’s better than dancing to 90s tunes? Dancing to 90s tunes in a ball pit. Tickets will be released soon on Facebook.
Thursday, 13 February
Informative: Intelligence and Diplomacy in a Turbulent World: Sir John Sawers, ex-chief of MI6, 5:30 pm, Keble College
Sir John worked as MI6 Chief from 2009 to 2014 through many significant international events and threats, including the 2012 London Olympics. Before working for MI6 he was the UK’s ambassador to the UN. No cost for Stubbs Society members, £2 for non-members here.
Chill: Feminism & Fizz- What does it mean to be a feminist? 8:30 pm, location to be decided
Discuss the meaning of feminism with others with drinks. Guiding questions to be addressed this week will be: “Can a true feminist be in favour of capitalism? Is Western feminism failing the wider world?” £3 for members (free for non-drinking members), £5 for non-members (£3 for non-drinking, non-members)
Night out: Halfway There Celebration, 10:00 pm, Bridge
Celebrate the half-way point of the term at Bridge on one of four dance floors. £6-8 here, £8 at the door (cash only).
Friday, 14 February
Informative: Ways of Delivering Health in the 21st Century, 5:30 pm, Mansfield College
Whether you’ve caught the love bug or the stomach bug, healthcare is important. Power couple Radhika and Christian Dubé discuss their roles as Deputy Director of Strategy at NHS England and partner at August Equity, respectively. They will also address different modes of health care provision needed to adapt to the modern world. Free, register here.
Chill: Valentine’s Day Concert, 7:30 pm, Ashmolean Museum
Enjoy classical music from the Orchestra at St John’s at the beautiful and romantic (hint, hint) Ashmolean Museum. Free.
Night out: Cut The Trap, 11:00 pm, The Bullingdon
End your Valentine’s Day by dancing to the best of hip hop and trap music. £10 here.
Saturday, 15 February
Informative: Maths Festival, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, History of Science Museum
Activities offered for those of all maths levels. Test your problem-solving strategies, analyse geometry and observe mesmerising mechanical calculators. Free.
Chill: Art x Yoga: Hands Up, 9:00 am, Modern Art Oxford
Enjoy a yoga class amongst art. Tickets £10, includes hot drink from café following class.
Night out: Let’s Party for Headway, 10:00 pm, Fever
Make the most of your weekend on the majestic light up dance floor at Fever. Ticket proceeds will go to local charity Headway, an organisation with the goal of raising awareness of brain injuries. Tickets will be released later this week on Facebook.
Sunday, 16 February
Informative: Controlling the Mind through Raj Yoga, 2:30 pm, Brasenose College
Learn how to guide your mind more effectively through meditation as you enter fifth week. Free, register here.
Chill: Blue is the Warmest Colour film screening, 7:00 pm, Brookes Union JHB Lecture Theatre
Part of LGBT History Month, Blue is the Warmest Colour features an emotional relationship between two French teens. Free.
Night out: Pink Night, 8:00 pm, Freud
This musical night is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for breast cancer charities and, of course, fun! Event includes a free pink cocktail, sweet treats, and live music. Tickets for this black tie event are £40 here.