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November 2019

Christmas Shopping Event

14th November 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Christmas gifts you won't find on the high street Join us for the first of our fabulously festive Christmas shopping events. Our Museum shop will be full to the brim with delicious Christmas goodies, delightful stocking fillers and gifts with a difference. At the Museum, we are avid supporters of local producers and designers, from Christmas cards, decorations and jewellery to fine wines, gins, liqueurs and chocolates. Mr Hobbs, Chiltern Valley Winery, Gorvett & Stone and Neves Bees will be…

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Rowing Futures: Gala Reception and Dinner

15th November 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

We are excited to announce a gala event on the evening before our biennial rowing conference - Rowing Futures: Inspiration, engagement & the future. The evening will include the launch of exciting new additions to the Museum’s Rowing Gallery: a display on Women’s Rowing and the installation of The Unbeaten Boat – the 2012 racing hull that never lost a race. As well as achieving the first Olympic Gold for Team GB at the London 2012 Games, The Unbeaten Boat…

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Rowing Futures – Conference

16th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Rowing at Beach Sprints

Rowing Futures: Inspiration, engagement & the future Saturday 16 November, 9.30am - 5.30pm A full day conference debating the future of the sport, innovations in format and the growth of indoor rowing, as well as an exclusive opportunity to hear from pioneers in rowing and the chance to meet current GB Rowing Team rowers. The conference also offers participants an opportunity to see an exciting new display in the rowing gallery, telling the inspirational story of women's rowing at the…

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Christmas Shopping Event

21st November 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Christmas gifts you won't find on the high street Join us for our fabulously festive Christmas shopping event. Our Museum shop will be full to the brim with delicious Christmas goodies, delightful stocking fillers and gifts with a difference. At the Museum, we are avid supporters of local producers and designers, from Christmas cards, decorations and jewellery to fine wines, gins, liqueurs and chocolates. Mr Hobbs, Chiltern Valley Winery, Gorvett & Stone and Neves Bees will be here on the…

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February 2020

The Art of the River – Fully Booked

6th February 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This event is fully booked. The River Thames has inspired artists for over three hundred years and continues to do so today. Discover a selection of artists from the historical to the contemporary and experience their fascinating views of the river and interpretations of its eventful history. Talk given by Alexandra Epps, accredited Arts Society Lecturer and Art History Tutor. £7 Booking is essential, please call 01491 415600.

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Gertrude Hermes: Monochrome Mixed Media Workshop

22nd February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Combine screen printing with sgraffitto and charcoal with white ink to create compositions inspired by nature. Gertrude Hermes’ distinct use of scale and composition and her command of monochrome will be the starting point for a series of mixed media works. Suitable for both beginners and the more experienced, you will also develop your skills in drawing from observation of still life. £45 Booking is essential please call 01491 415600 or fill in the form below. Click here to buy…

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‘A Gentle Wildness’: the Natural World of Gertrude Hermes

27th February 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Gertrude Hermes: Birds © The Estate of Gertrude Hermes © The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Gertrude Hermes OBE (1901-1983) was one of the most exciting and innovative wood engravers of the 20th century. This talk will demonstrate her enduring fascination with nature - from water, whales and fish to trees and flowers. With examples drawn from her sketchbooks, prints and sculpture, it will focus on her training and technique, as well as highlighting literary and personal influences on her…

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March 2020

Linocut Printmaking – Fully Booked

7th March 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

This event is fully booked. Robin Wilson and Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley run The Wytham Studio where they work with linocut and letterpress print, creating original prints, maps and books. They run arts-based research at Oxford University’s Wytham Woods with fieldwork sites in the UK and abroad. This is a chance to learn linocutting in one day, transforming a blank piece of paper into a poster of your own creation. On this course you will learn all the skills needed to create…

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Spotlight Talk: The Boat Race Letter – CANCELLED

24th March 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Boat Race Letter

Due to the temporary closure of the Museum to visitors, this event will not be going ahead.  Join our Curator to find out about the 1829 Boat Race letter, written by Charles Wordsworth of Oxford University to Charles Merivale of Cambridge University. The letter marks the foundation of the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race, recognised globally as one of the fiercest rivalries in sport. This exciting new acquisition is one of the most important letter correspondences in the history of rowing…

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April 2020

Gertrude Hermes: Black and White Boutis – CANCELLED

4th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Museum to visitors, this event will not be going ahead.  Create a block-printed panel on fabric inspired by Gertrude Hermes’ work and embellish your design with a ‘boutis’ style quilting technique. All materials will be provided but you will need to bring your own sewing machine if you prefer to quilt by machine. Suitable for beginners with experience of hand stitching. £45 Booking essential please call 01491 415600 

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