THEATRE – The Nether/The Playhouse/ Wednesday – Saturday, 7:30pm
This “gripping and deeply disconcerting look at the internet” (Telegraph) was nominated for the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Play. An intricate and compelling sci-fi thriller, The Nether follows an investigation grappling with paedophilia, loneliness and the spiralling moral anxieties of a society increasingly reliant on digital technology.
TALK – A Traumatised and Traumatising Institution: Reflections on the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church/The Mathematical Institute/ Tuesday, 5:30pm
The first lecture in a British University on the Sexual Abuse Crisis, this event, chaired by Oxford Chancellor Lord Patten, should be very interesting indeed.
CONCERT – Trio Khimaira / Holywell Music Room/ Saturday, 6:00pm
Trio Khimaira – a combination of Arab, Latin American, and flamenco music from the Eastern Mediterranean.
NIGHT OUT – Disco Stu’s / Emporium/ Friday/ £6 OTD or £5 with name on wall
We suggest getting there early as it was rammed last time. Funk, soul + disco tunes, perfect for a mid-term boogie. Even better – 50% of all profits go to ‘Aspire’, a charity for the long-term unemployed and homeless in Oxford.
DEBATE – Two Party Debate / The Union/ Thursday, 7:45pm
Both Clinton and Trump suffer from terrible approval ratings. Many are baffled as to how these candidates even wont their respective party’s nomination. As a result, many US citizens are voting for what they perceive to be the lesser of two evils – that’s if they’re voting at all. Is the system inherently flawed?
SOUL-SELLING (Networking) – HSBC Company Presentation/ The Ashmolean/ Monday, 6:00pm
They’re terribly important, and they’re offering free drinks. Go forth and horcrux yourself!
DID IT FOR THE LIKES
Highs and lows of the Oxford Bubble #week3
FUCKUGLY BUILDING OF THE WEEK
OVERHEARD IN BLACKWELLS
“Oxford covers the drabbest, most uninteresting people with a bit of magic tinsel and then releases them on an unsuspecting world. It’s a form of institutionalised sadism, if you ask me.”
ME AND MY IMPORTANT THOUGHTS
According to CherStu…
‘This paternalistic desire to limit choice is a natural outgrowth of a worldview which attempts to pathologise disagreement’ etc. (On Vegetarians)
The Most ‘Oxford’ Moment of the Week:
P.S. VERSA’s having a little (well, actually quite big) FREE, black tie drinks on Thursday with whizzy guest speaker Owen Matthews. Any and all welcome! Check fb for deets xx