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Highlights of eighth week

Hilary term is (finally) coming to a close. As the weather gets better, so do the events. Ring in the Easter Vac with more exciting events, whether you’re looking to let loose on a night out, enlighten yourself with more engaging lectures or chill out with a film or concert.

Monday, 9 March

Informative: OxWIB x Stubbs x Oxford PPE Society: Khlood Aldukheil, 6:00 pm, Worcester College

Oxford Women in Business, the Stubbs Society, and Oxford PPE Society are combining to host Khlood Aldukheil, who will discuss her work for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia and the role of women in the Saudi economy today and in the future. Register here.

Chill: Sirens- Oxford Singers Hilary Term Concert, 7:30 pm, St John’s College Auditorium

This contemporary concert features the Oxford Singers’ renditions of folk, musical theatre, pop, rock, and more.

Night out: Holi Paint Party 2020, 10:30 pm, Thirst Oxford

Add some colour to your Monday with this Holi festival with music, friends, and, of course, paint powder. Tickets include a white t-shirt and paint powder. £5-£12 here.

Tuesday, 10 March

Informative: Can Airports be Biodiverse? 7:30 pm, Queen’s College, Lecture Room B

Rachel Bicker, Biodiversity Advisor at Gatwick Airport, will talk about her niche role of monitoring wildlife around the airport and conserving habitats in general.

Chill: Subtle Asian Relaxation, 8:00 pm, Oriel College

Comforting dim lights, beanbags, and lofi beats will be accompanied by free bubble tea and snacks like Hong-Kong-style condensed milk waffles and ginger soup tangyuan.

Night out: Disco Stu, 10:30 pm, Bridge

Get out your bell-bottom trousers and get groovy at Bridge with this disco and funk-themed night. Tickets £3-£5 here.

Wednesday, 11 March

Informative: Britain’s Exam-Centric System: Is There a Better Approach? 7:00 pm, Lady Margaret Hall

A panel of speakers will give their expertise in educational research, teaching, and policy in discussion with the audience to evaluate whether the exam system is really the best, most inclusive way of measuring student ability.

Chill: Jericho Comedy- Jacob Hawley “Faliraki,” 7:45 pm, Common Ground Workspace

BBC New Comedy Award Finalist Jacob Hawley will talk politics, love, mental health and all the problems with coming with being a young person- all serious topics with a comedic spin. Tickets £8 here

Night out: Now That’s What I Call Park End, 10:00 pm, Park End

Celebrate the last Wednesday of the term with Park End’s many rooms for every music taste. Tickets £5-£6 here

Thursday, 12 March

Informative: The Value of Cultural Heritage? With Keith Thomas and Cecile Fabre, 5:00 pm, Worcester College Memorial Room

Prof. Keith Thomas and Prof. Cecile Fabre look at cultural heritage through a historic, philosophic, and ethical lens. The panel will be followed by a Q&A session and refreshments.

Chill: Hungarian Movie Night- The Fifth Seal, 7:30 pm, Magdalen College

Oxford Hungarian Society’s final event of the term will be the screening of ‘The Fifth Seal,’ by Hungarian direction Zoltán Fábri based on the novel by Hungarian author Ferenc Sánta. This gripping film won the Golden Prize in 1976 at the Moscow International Film Festival.

Night out: The Easter Special, 10:00 pm, Bridge

The legendary week 8 Thursday Bridge night is finally here. Queues will be mad so buy your tickets from £6-£8 here first.

Friday, 13 March

Informative: Climate Consciousness and the Law, 5:30 pm, Mansfield College

Justice Preston, Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, will discuss how law and climate policies intersect. Register here.

Chill: Crypto Party, 6:45 pm, Common Ground Workspace

Hang out at Common Ground while getting advice on protecting your user data online and reclaiming your privacy through social media settings, browsing privacy, and other useful techniques.

Night out: Fuzzy Ducks Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00 pm, Fever

The last Fever Friday is upon us. Would a celebration of the end of term even be complete without descending down the red velvet stairway? Tickets £5 here.

Saturday, 14 March

Informative: Young Rembrandt Lecture with An Van Camp, 3:00 pm, St Cross College

The curator of the ‘Young Rembrandt’ exhibition at the Ashmolean, An Van Camp will discuss how the exhibition came to fruition and more interesting facts about Rembrandt’s works.  

Chill: Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, 7:30 pm, Oxford Town Hall

Oxford Symphony will play Rachmaninov’s second symphony, Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto on this fine first Saturday free of essays and readings. Tickets £16 here.

Night out: Twin Atlantic, 6:30 pm, O2 Academy

Twin Atlantic is making their rounds in the UK after main stage performances at the Reading and Leeds Festival. Tickets £20 here.

Sunday, 15 March

Informative: Uncomfortable Oxford, 2:00 pm, Carfax Tower

This informative tour does not glaze over the history of colonialism and inequality in Oxford. Tickets from £9 here.

Chill: The Meditation Tree Brush Party, 7:00 pm, Jolly Postboys

Grab a drink from the bar and settle down amongst friends to paint your own masterpiece.

Night out: Selfworth & Reclaimer, 7:00 pm, The Bullingdon

Melodic hardcore bands Selfworth and Reclaimer stop by Oxford on their tour of the UK and play their new singles. Tickets are £11.25 here.