Up and coming events in Oxford in May

  • Saturday 12 May, MOSAIC – Indonesian Cultural Exhibition, Bonn Square, 11 am to 6 pm. Event with lots of hands on experience for visitors related to Indonesia’s diverse and rich culture, such as batik making, wayang making, dance workshops and gamelan. There will also be Indonesian dance, food and more.
  • Sunday 13 May, Town & Gown, city centre, 10 am to 12 pm. Annual 10 km charity road race around the city centre. The race village will be located at University Parks.
  • Sunday 13 May, British Heart Foundation London to Oxford Trek, finishing at Oxpens Rec. 100 km trek, where walkers raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
  • Wednesday 16 May, Human Library, Bonn Square, 4 pm to 6 pm. Part of the Think Human Festival with the theme of revolution. Leading academics from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University will act as human ‘books’ which visitors of all ages will be able to ‘loan’ and engage with, around an aspect of revolution.
  • Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May, Stand for Freedom, Bonn Square, 3 pm to 9 pm (Friday) and 9 am to 3 pm (Saturday). Annual event to raise awareness of Modern Day Slavery.
  • Sunday 20 May, Bike Oxford, route across Oxfordshire and the city, 7.30 am to 5 pm. A day of marked cycle rides of 25, 50 and 80 miles starting and finishing at Oxford University Rugby Club on Iffley Road.
  • Monday 21 May, Sri Chinmoy Races, Cutteslowe Park, 7 pm to 7.30 pm. Annual three mile running race around Peace Mile at Cutteslowe Park.
  • Wednesday 23 May, Wolvercote WW1 Aerodrome Memorial Unveiling, Port Meadow, 2 pm to 2.30 pm. Outdoor ceremony to unveil a new memorial to 17 airmen killed in flying training accidents there during World War One. A rebuilt biplane from the time will be present.
  • Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May, Common People Festival 2018, South Park, 10 am to 11 pm. It’s the third year of Common People in Oxford – a two-day festival created for everyone who wants to listen to music, have fun, eat great food, drink great drinks and play.
  • Saturday 26 May, Oxford Singers Fundraising Event, Bonn Square, 11 am to 4 pm. The Oxford Singers are raising money for the charity Rainbow Trust with their acappella singing.
  • Monday 28 May, Walk the Thames 2018 Fundraising Event, Bonn Square, 9 am to 4.30 pm. Over the course of six days, seven firefighters from Burford Fire Station, Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue service will be walking the length of the Thames Path for 186 miles.

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