Leap into March with these exciting events for every mood. Whether you want to explore the depths of Surveillance Capitalism or eat free pancakes at Bridge at one in the morning, there’s an event for you.
Monday, 24 February
Informative: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, 5:30 pm, Wolfson College
This discussion will highlight Shoshana Zuboff’s acclaimed book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, and the threat posed by secretive data collection performed by social media companies to democracy and freedom. Free, register here.
Chill: Schola Cantorum of Oxford: Zodiac, 8:00 pm, Pusey House Chapel
The choir Schola Cantorum will perform Zodiac Songs by Jonathan Rathbone and other works to the theme of nature and creation. £5 for students here or at the door.
Night out: Monday Night Bridge: Pancake Party, 10:00 pm, Bridge
Kick off your week with the glorious combination of free pancakes and £1 Jägerbombs at Bridge.
Tuesday, 25 February
Informative: Security in East Asia, 8:30 pm, All Souls College
Sir Tim Hitchens, former UK Ambassador to Japan from 2012-2016, will discuss his experience as a diplomat in East Asia. Free for members of Oxford University Strategic Studies Group, £2 for non-members at the door.
Chill: Fettisdagen with Oxford Scandinavian Society, 7:00 pm, Skogen Kitchen
Join ScanSoc in celebrating Fettisdagen with Scandinavian drinks, desserts and other food at Skogen Kitchen.
Night out: Harrison Dolphin / Alex Clarke Quartet x JazzSoc, 8:30 pm, Mad Hatter
Enjoy Harrison Dolphin on guitar and Alex Clarke on the saxophone alongside friends and drinks at the Mad Hatter. £3-4 at the door.
Wednesday, 26 February
Informative: Working Together in Changing the Face of Oxford, 7:15 pm, Garden Quad Auditorium St John’s College
St John’s JCR and Oxford First-Gen team up to bring speakers from the Student Union’s Class Act campaign, Oxford First-Gen and others from the St John’s access scheme to discuss how to best broaden representation.
Chill: Quick-fire Q&A for Emerging Writers, 6:00 pm, Kellogg College
Ask writing-related questions with real writers, agents, and publishers in a laid back environment. The event will be full of insights for aspiring writers and students looking for ways to improve their writing in general.
Night out: Park End Week 6 Pizza Party, 10:00 pm, Park End
All the usual pleasures of Park End’s 5 rooms of music plus pizza. How about the cheese room plus some cheese pizza? Tickets £5 here.
Thursday, 27 February
Informative: Mental Toughness and Mental Health, 5:30 pm, Kellogg College
Kearnan Myall, a current Kellogg DPhil student and former professional rugby player, will discuss the pressures faced by high-level athletes and student-athletes and how their welfare can be improved.
Chill: Poems and Prosecco, 7:30 pm, Merton College, JCR
The work of Oxford’s female poets will be featured followed by an open mic with Dr Jane Griffiths and others. £3 at the door for those who are not students at Merton College of members of UN Women.
Night out: Moodlighting, 8:00 pm, Jericho Tavern
Local band Moodlighting is back to play in their first gig after a brief interlude at the Jericho Tavern. Tickets from £4 here.
Friday, 28 February
Informative: Uncomfortable Ashmolean, 6:00 and 6:30, Ashmolean Museum
This tour focuses on the history of colonialism and the ‘uncomfortable’ origins of the artefacts within the museum. Free, register here.
Chill: Oxford University Sinfonietta: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, 8:00 pm, University Church
Hear fellow Oxford students perform beautiful music under the towering rafters of the University Church. The programme features a premiere by Jonty Watt, a second-year music student at St Hugh’s, and the Grace Williams violin concerto with international soloist Madeleine Mitchell. £5 here, £6 at the door.
Night out: Jericho Comedy- Sara Barron, 7:30 pm, Common Ground
Sara Barron has received rave reviews from The Times, The Herald, The Edinburgh Fringe, and more. She will preview her set Enemies Closer, which is about her past relationships with lovers and enemies. Tickets from £8 here.
Saturday, 29 February
Informative: Bedtime Stories: Dreaming and Sleeping, 1:30 pm, Magdalen College Auditorium
Four experts share the benefits of sleeping and what really goes on while we dream. Free, register here.
Chill: Oxford Plant Swap, 2:00 pm, St Peter and St Paul Church Hall
Bring some spring into your room with this plant swap. Bring plants you’d like to swap or participate in seed-planting and grow your own to bring home. Free, register here.
Night out: Torpids 2020- Official After Party, 10:00 pm, The Bridge
Follow up a day on the river with flowing drinks at Bridge. Tickets £5-6 here.
Sunday, 1 March
Informative: Uncomfortable Oxford Tour, 2:00 pm, Carfax Tower
The Uncomfortable Oxford walking tour goes beyond the walls of the Ashmolean and explores the entire city’s past of violence, inequalities, colonialism and discrimination. Tickets from £9 here.
Chill: Rob Auton, 6:45 pm, Glee Club Oxford
Watch comedian Rob Auton perform his latest sketch, The Time Show. Auton has received glowing reviews from The Guardian and others on his random and precarious sketches. Tickets are £12 here.
Night out: Spinsisters // Open Decks, 7:30 pm, Corpus Christi College Bar
Listen to the newest tracks from female DJs in a chill environment. £1-2 here.