Hello again from the Blue, where we’re putting together a weekly list of Oxford events, from long-anticipated balls and club nights, to smaller, more low-key stuff as part of our What’s On features. This will be running every week of Michaelmas Term from Week 0 to Week 9, as a fairly comprehensive catalogue of goings-on around town, both within the University and outside. We’ve separated this into four categories so far – ARTS, for exhibitions and everything theatre, film, and drama; SOCIAL, for everything from open mic nights to pub quizzes to autumn fairs; CHARITY, for charitable and social action events; and ACADEMIC, for talks, seminars, lectures, and University-led activities.

Week 0 is looking like a busy one. Make sure to head over to the Freshers’ Fair in University Parks on Wednesday and Thursday to learn all about the available extra-curricular opportunities in Oxford. There’s also the Oxford Revue Social, the Reggaeton Party at the Bullingdon, and the Glitterball Launch Party towards the end of the week. And if you’re looking for something new, why not get involved in giving through the Oxford Hub Social Action Fair, hosted this weekend in Broad Street.

We’re also working on putting this all into a Google Calendar for you, so that you can directly take event information from there at your own convenience.


Melancholy: A New Anatomy Exhibition
starts Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Weston Library, Broad Street

Anish Kapoor: Painting Exhibition
starts Saturday, October 2, 2021
Modern Art Oxford, Pembroke Street

Charlie and Stan
Oxford Playhouse
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 7:30 pm and other performances
see website link

Common Ground Book Club
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Common Ground Café, Little Clarendon Street

Oxford Lieder Festival, Songs and Moods
Sunday, October 10, 2021, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College


Oxford SU Brunch with the Sabbatical Officers
Monday, October 4, 10:00 am – 1:00pm
Oxford SU, Worcester Street

Oxford Islamic Society Freshers’ Week
from Monday, October 4
events for members and incoming students
see website for more information

Oxford SU Bar Crawl
Tuesday, October 5, 7:00 – 10:30 pm
starts at Oxford SU, Worcester Street

Open Gaming Night
Tuesday, October 6, 6:00 pm onwards (and every Tuesday)
Thirsty Meeples Board Game Café, Gloucester Green

Oxford SU Freshers’ Fair
Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 October
University Parks

The Oxford Revue 0th Week Mixer
Thursday, October 7, 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Wig and Pen, George Street

The Fir Tree Weekly Pub Quiz
Thursday, October 7, 8:30 pm (every Thursday)
The Fir Tree, Iffley

Oxford SU LGBTQ+ Campaign Day
Friday, October 8, 2021

Oxford SU Sabbatical Officer Drop-In Chat
Friday, October 8, 10:00 am
Oxford SU, Worcester Street

Oxford University Botanical Gardens Autumn Fair
Saturday, October 9, 10:00 am
Harcourt Arboretum

OULGBTQ+ Soc Freshers’ Arts and Crafts
Saturday, October 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location TBC

Oxford ACS Handover Ball
Saturday, October 9, 7:00 pm
Oxford Natural History Museum
see link for more information

Reggaeton Party
The Bullingdon Club, Cowley Road
Saturday, October 9, doors at 11:00 pm

The Oxford Blue New Writers’ Workshop
Sunday, October 10, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Britton Room, Trinity College, Broad Street

Glitterball Launch Party: The Lady Gaga Experience
Sunday, October 10, 2021, 7:30 pm
The Jolly Farmers, Jericho
booking link


Oxford Hub Social Action Fair
Sunday, October 10, 2021, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Broad Street
sign-up form
Facebook event


Oxford University Careers Service Career Planning:
“Making the Most of Michaelmas Term”,

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Philosophy in the Bookshop with Amia Srinivasan [SOLD OUT]
Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00pm
Blackwell’s, Broad Street

If you – or your society – have events to advertise from first week, please get in touch with us via our Facebook page.