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What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this October

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What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this October

What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this October

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

September has given us some spectacular sunny spells, and we hope you made the best of it with brunch (or dinner) at one of Oxfordshire’s finest restaurants with outdoor seating.

Now that the nights are getting darker and everything is taking on the sickly sweet taste of pumpkin spice, what lies ahead for October? Well, your guess is as good as ours. But we have a feeling brollies and wellies will come in handy.

And aside from resisting the urge to turn on that exorbitantly expensive central heating, what we can say for sure is that there’s plenty to do in Oxford and across shire this month.

It’s also worth pointing out that half term will be upon us from 21 October, culminating in Halloween on Monday, 31 October. We’re scouring the length and breadth of Oxfordshire to put together a list of the best October half-term and Halloween activities we can find. Take a look at our suggestions and get planning.

As always, be sure to visit our “What’s on section”, where you’ll find more events in Oxford and across Oxfordshire, as well as a limited number of unmissable events beyond the county that would make for a great day out.

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  • Oxford Half Marathon 2023

    Oxford Half Marathon 2023

    When: 15 October

    The Oxford Half Marathon is a flat and fast 13.1-mile race through historic Oxford. The route begins at Oxford’s iconic Broad Street in the city centre and passes through Old Marston village, the River Cherwell, Oxford University’s impressive Lady Margaret Hall, before finally finishing on Parks Road.

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  • Boundary Encounters

    Boundary Encounters

    When: 22 July to 29 October
    Where: Modern Art Oxford

    Boundary Encounters is a summer show of residencies, projects and live events at Modern Art Oxford, including new work from artists Valerie Asiimwe Amani, Julie Freeman and Harold Offeh. The exhibition features an interactive display of projects and events collaboratively selected from Modern Art Oxford’s archives, celebrating social learning experiences with creative communities living in Oxfordshire and beyond.

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    Discover more: Modern Art Oxford



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