Ruby Wax in Names not Numbers

Monday September 26

Mansfield College

Win tickets to see Ruby Wax in conversation with Baroness Helena Kennedy QC to focus on the necessity of individuality in a mass age. The event is strictly invitation only, but we have a pair of tickets available to give away.

Names Not Numbers (NNN) presented by Editorial Intelligence is a boutique conference which returns to Oxford for the second year running. The speakers range from Ruby Wax, John Hegarty and Marcus du Sautoy, and the conference is partnered with the likes of Vodafone and the Bodleian Libraries, combining a mixture of short talks, walks, performances and salons.

The event is otherwise exclusive and strictly invitation only. Ruby Wax, OBE, is the author of the bestselling book Frazzled.

To win a pair of tickets to see Ruby Wax, answer this simple question: which famous comedian is appearing at Names Not Numbers, email by Monday morning or tweet @OxMailMacky with your answer and a contact number. Normal Newsquest rules apply.

The tickets are for an hour long talk from 11.30am – 12.30pm on Monday, so make sure you are available. Winners will be informed by email or text.


One Earth, One Humanity, One Future

22nd-25th September

Worcester College

Assembling 50-plus leading global authors, activists, artists and performers, the festival – held in partnership with Oxfam, UPLIFT and Network of Wellbeing - will celebrate 50 years of the UK’s longest standing environmental magazine, Resurgence (Resurgence & Ecologist since 2012), and share cutting-edge ideas and insights for building a fairer, more sustainable future.

An exciting launch event tonight (7-9pm), will include a video presentation from HRH The Prince of Wales titled “A Quest for Harmony”, and talks by film maker Lord David Puttnam (‘The Planet and the People’) and Indian activist Vandana Shiva (‘Addressing the Causes of Climate Change’).


Morgan & West

October 22

North Wall Arts Oxford

01865 319 450

Victorian magic duo bring their critically acclaimed show, Parlour Tricks, chock full of jaw dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic, the dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. Come prepared for a mixture of conjuring, mind reading and a little bit of time travel.


A Cavalcade of Fools

28 September - October 1

Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford

01865 305305

This new play by local barrister turned playwright and director Andrew Barsby is a bittersweet comedy performed by Oxford Theatre Guild, which includes a play within a play, and turns a spotlight on the sometimes hilarious world of amateur dramatics peopled by recognisable eccentrics, upstagers, and the truly surprising. Always entertaining, sometimes touching, OTG is never boring.


Rewind Forward,

The Mill Arts Centre

September 22

01295 279002

This is the world premiere of Yorke Dance Project's new triple bill, which pays tribute to the past and discovers the future.

Banbury born choreographer, Charlotte Edmonds, has her piece Self, featuring. Charlotte has been the Yorke Dance Project’s Young Choreographer in Residence since the age of 16. Rewind Forward also includes the revival of Sea of Troubles, a piece by original masters Sir Kenneth MacMillan and Robert Cohan CBE, created in 1988 and drawing inspiration from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.