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Mon 14 Jan 2019



Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt celebrates the innovative and rapidly changing design field of videogames. The exhibition explores videogame design since the mid-2000s, when major technological advancements – such as increased access to broadband, social media and newly available means of making – transformed the way games are designed, discussed and played.

Wed 9 Jan 2019



There are decent moments in Rufus Norris’ Macbeth, now touring following its run at the National last year, though in the main it feels fairly flat and unadventurous. Despite some moving moments, this National Theatre offering is missing energy and adventure.

Mon 7 Jan 2019

2018 proved to be a solid year for cinema. We had huge blockbusters, poignant social commentary and some of the best horror films released in years. 2019 has a lot to live up to, and if anything this year looks set to exceed these expectations

Fri 4 Jan 2019

With 2018 behind us it is time to look ahead at what is happening in the publishing world in 2019, and there are plenty of reasons to be cautiously optimistic.

Fri 4 Jan 2019

Claire Christie Sadler:

A Sense of Silence

In a quiet garden studio tucked away within Oxford’s ring road, artist Claire Christie Sadler is inspired by the visual music of the west coast of Scotland. Claire, who originally trained as a cellist, is the winner of the 2019 Artweeks Mary Moser Award, an annual award intended to help develop the career of a professional artist who has taken up art as a second career later in life.

Welsh National Opera - The Magic Flute
Thu 3 Jan 2019

Glass Half-Full:

The Optimism Feature

This is our Optimism Feature. As such we’ve pulled together some buoyancy from the corners of the OX universe to provide an antidote to the darker nights and impending global political doom.

Wed 2 Jan 2019

Barking on Time:

Mark Williams as Doctor Dolittle

Mark Williams talks strange rooms, puppets and superhuman skills with Toby Hambly. Doctor Dolittle comes to Oxford’s New Theatre from 15-26 January having opened at the Lowry in Salford.

Tue 1 Jan 2019

Keep an Ear Out:

Acts to Watch in 2019 

Oxford continues to foment serious musical talent across all genres. Here are three acts that we expect to do great things this year.

Tue 1 Jan 2019

As we end 2018, what were the top books of the year? Sylvia Warren said…