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What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this May

What to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.

Hello and welcome to your invaluable guide to what's on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this May. 

This is a curated list of the top things to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this May. Be sure to visit our What's on section where you'll find a full list of events in Oxford and across Oxfordshire as well as unmissable events beyond the county that would make for a great day out.

Bacterial World Exhibition E-coli Sculpture at Museum of Natural History Oxford

Bacterial World at the Museum of Natural History

On utill 28 May
A special exhibition that is on at the Oxford University's Museum of Natural History until 28 May 2019.
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Jeff Koons at The Ashmolean Oxford

Jeff Koons at The Ashmolean

On until 09 June
He's been called the world’s most famous, controversial and subversive living artist, and in 2019 he’s at the world’s oldest public museum.
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Madagascar The Musical at New Theatre Oxford

Madagascar The Musical at New Theatre Oxford

30 April to 04 May
Join Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.
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Oxfordshire Artweeks Festivak 2019

Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival 2019

04 to 27 May
The UK’s biggest Free artist open studios and pop-up exhibition event with amazing art in hundreds of wonderful places across Oxfordshire.
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The Jaguar Festival 2019

The Jaguar Festival 2019

10 to 12 May
A flagship event by the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club with a BBQ, Gala Dinner, and auction.
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Dorchester Food & Gift Fair Oxfordshire

Dorchester Food & Gift Fair 2019

11 & 12 May
Set in the stunning location of the Abbey cloister garden, Dorchester Food & Gift Fair makes for a perfect day out for all the family.
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Oxford Town and Gown 2019 10k Run

Oxford Town and Gown 2019 10k Run

12 May
A 10k run that takes you along a City Centre closed-road route and finishes in the University Parks.
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Witney Food Festival Oxfordshire

Witney Food Festival 2019

18 May
A charitable event run by an enthusiastic team of local volunteers and a firm fixture in the life of Witney town.
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

21 to 25 May
The world’s most prestigious annual flower show held on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
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Blenheim Palace Food Festival 2019

Blenheim Palace Food Festival 2019

25 to 27 May
Enjoy a food festival at the stunning Blenheim Palace over the May Bank Holiday Weekend.
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My First Ballet Sleeping Beauty at New Theatre Oxford

My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

31 May to 02 June
Give children a first taste of the magical world of ballet in this new version specially created for kids aged 3+.
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Investec Epsom Derby 2019

The Epsom Derby 2019

31 May to 01 June
The Investec Epsom Derby 2019 is the greatest flat race in the world, and it will be the 240th annual running of the Derby horse race.
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