The academic year has started, and while you’re probably preparing to be snowed under with work sometime this week, make sure to take some time to check out some of the freshers’ and new introduction events Oxford’s busy social calendar. This week, Oxford Powerlifting Club and Karate Club give you chances to get involved in an exciting new sport, while Oxford Climate Society presents a round-up of the year’s climate news in its Monday event at Exam Schools. And at the weekend, the Schools Plus Second Hand Clothing Sale offers a socially sustainable way for you to get your hands on some new garms.

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Oxford University Karate Club Beginners’ Session 
Monday, October 11, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Iffley Road Sports Centre

OU Powerlifting Club Taster Session
Iffley Road Sports Centre
Wednesday, October 13, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  (Women Only); 7:00 – 8:00pm (Men and Women)


Oxford Lieder Festival presents Brahms, Grieg, Schumann & Lang by Malcolm Martineau and Caitriona Morrison     
Wednesday, October 13, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
St John Evangelist, Iffley

Art for Everyday Life with Peter Vass
Ashmolean Museum
Wednesday, October 13, 2:00 pm          
ONLINE (link)

Oxford Lieder Festival presents wom3n with Sholto Kynoch and Rowan Hellier          
Friday, October 15, 10:00 – 11:00 pm      
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College

Sculptural Film: Basement Film Screening   
Modern Art Oxford, Pembroke Street       
Sunday, October 17, 3:00 – 5:00 pm  


Oxford Union Pub Quiz
Monday, October 11, 8:00 pm
The Oxford Union, Frewin Court

Oxford Feminist Society Welcome Drinks
Monday, October 11, 8:00 pm
All Bar One, High Street, link

ISOC Sisters’ Movie and Henna Night
Tuesday, 12 October (see ISOC website for more information)

ISOC Brothers’ Kebab Van Crawl
Tuesday, 12 October (see ISOC website for more information)

CRAE Pizza Social
Tuesday, 12 October, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Oxford SU, Worcester Street

OULGBTQ+ Soc Tuesday Drinks        
Tuesday, October 12, 8:00 pm     
freshers: Wadham College
2nd years: Corpus Christi College
all others: Plush, Frewin Court

OULGBTQ+ Soc Women’s & Non-Binary Pizza Night          
Wednesday, October 13, 5:00 – 7:00 pm        
The Jolly Farmers, Jericho          

Chai Social with Oxford Pakistan Society in University Parks    
Wednesday, October 13, 4:00 pm onwards

Games Night at the Jolly Farmers      
Wednesday, October 13, 7:30 pm        
Jolly Farmers, Jericho (see website for more info)

Bird and Blend Oxford Student Lock-In (with Tea) [£5]    
Wednesday, October 13, 6:30 – 8:00 pm          
Bird and Blend, High Street 

Oxford Women In Business (OxWIB) Drop-In Session
Thursday, October 14, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Handle Bar Café, St Michael’s Street

Doctor Who Society presents The Ark In Space and Freshers’ Drinks          
Thursday, October 14, 8:00 pm onwards
Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College

Oxford City Farm Squash Fest
Saturday, October 16, 10:30 am  – 2:30 pm 
Oxford City Farm, Iffley            

Ceramic and Painting Class with Kathryn Croxson [£25]  
Saturday, October 16, 11:00 am                 
Anthropologie, High Street
visit instore for information

Oktoberfest at The Up In Arms 
Saturday, October 16, 5:00 pm onwards      
The Up In Arms, Marston


The Lyell Lectures: The Genesis, Life and Afterlife of the Gutenberg Bible [5 LECTURES]
starts Monday, October 11, 5:00 pm
Weston Library Lecture Theatre, link

The State of the Climate: Updates from the IPCC with Oxford Climate Society
Monday, October 11, 7:00 pm
South School, Exam Schools

RESCUE: from Global Crisis to Better World with Ian Goldin and Valerie Amos [£5]          
Tuesday, October 12, 7:00 pm  
Blackwells, Broad Street     

The Oxford Blue presents Szabolcs Panyi, Investigative Journalist          
Wednesday, October 13, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
ONLINE (see link)   

Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles Welcome Drinks          
Wednesday, October 13, 5:30 – 6:30 pm          
Ertegun House, 37a St GIles           

The Oxford Blue, Cherwell, Isis, ORB, OxStu: Getting Into Student Journalism
Wednesday, October 13, 6:00 – 7:00 pm        
Britton Room, Trinity College          

Bodleian Libraries presents Meet the Manuscripts I: Meet the Fragments          
Thursday, October 14, 5:30 – 6:15 pm        

The Gryphon Society presents an interview with Professor Sir Andrew Pollard
Friday, October 15, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Britton Room, Trinity College


Oxford Psychedelic Society Welcome Ceremony and Social          
Monday, October 11, 6:00 pm        
The Bullingdon Club, Cowley (see link)

So Fetch 2000 Anthems Party 
The Bullingdon Club, Cowley Road
Thursday, October 14, doors at 11:00 pm 


Intro to Effective Altruism Oxford (with Free Pizza)
Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 pm
H B Allen Centre (Keble College), Banbury Road

Schools Plus Second Hand Clothing Sale  
Sunday, October 17, 11:00 am  – 3:00 pm          
Trinity College, Broad Street
event link


Glitterball Final Ticket Release    
Monday, October 11, 7:00 pm 
booking link