Friends of the Museum Events Programme

Former Director Michael O’Hanlon with Friends' Patrons Penelope Lively and Philip Pullman, © Studio Edmark

Friends Magazine

On 1 October 2016 issue 85 of the FPRM Magazine received first prize in the British Association of Friends of Museums' publication awards for Museums with between 250 and 750 Friends.  This follows awards for 2005, 2008 and 2013 and an honourable mention for the 30th Anniversary edition, issue 81 in 2015. 

Download issues 8182838485868889, 90 & 91 here. The current edition of the magazine (issue 92, Summer 2018) is on sale in the Museum shop at £1.

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Talks take place in the Pitt Rivers Lecture Room, access via Robinson Close, South Parks Road, OX1 3PP.  Visitors welcome. Talks free for Friends, £2 for visitors.  Tea served from 18.00. No parking available at Museum.

For more information on talks, please contact Claudette Sherlock.

Thursday 11 October

Friends and guests event (please see FPRM Magazine for booking details).

Potter Jim Keeling will lead the visit. Jim has designed, built and commissioned three anagama kilns, the two largest as part of a University of Oxford research project at Wytham Woods in Oxford.

Wednesday 17 October, 18.30

David Pratten, Professor at the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford wil speak on a masquerade called agaba. Masquerades are often seen as repositories of tradition but this is a story of a thoroughly modern, militant mask - a story that encounters Nobel Laureates, James Bond, the Oscars, Tupac and Delta warlords. 

Wednesday 21 November, 18.30

Justin Jones, Associate Professor in the Study of Religion, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford, looks at the recent moves to establish women's parity with men within Islam itself. He will tell the stories of women Islamic feminists from across Asia, Africa and the West, who have enacted huge changes in both religious practices and gender debates and will describe the challenges they continue to face.

Saturday 5 January 2019, 18.30 - 20.30

SAVE THE DATE!  Further details to follow.