Oxford Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Oxford? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Oxford with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Oxford and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Oxford, featuring the best of things to do in Oxford – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Oxford fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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Mischief at the Bodleian

11 May @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

To celebrate the final weeks of the Mischief in the Archives display come and discover the transformative potential of family research in the archives with curator Peter Brathwaite.

  • Take a guided tour of the Mischief in the Archives display with curator Peter Brathwaite and hear the personal stories behind his family history research.
  • Learn about conducting Caribbean and African family history research using the Bodleian’s rich archival collections.
  • Participate in a hands-on activity to print your own Mischief in the Archives keepsake.

This event is part of the We Are Our History project, shining a light on diverse histories and empowering individuals to reclaim their narratives.

Mischief in the Lecture Theatre: In Conversation with Peter Brathwaite

2 – 3pm
Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre

Join musician and artist Peter Brathwaite as he offers a behind-the-scenes look into his research process. Discover how he surfaced the stories of his ancestors, who lived amid the grim realities of 18th-century slavery in Barbados. Peter will share his insights and take your questions about researching Caribbean and African history in archives.


11 May
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weston Library
Weston Library, Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3BG Oxford
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