8 Top Things to do in Oxford, February 2020
09/01/2020 14:50PM



What Interesting Things are Happening in Oxford this February?

If you are searching online for the beast things to do in Oxford in February, next month, you don’t need to look any further. Royal Oxford Hotel has taken the time to compile a list of 8 fantastic things to do in Oxford in February with family and friends or on your own.

Our list includes things to do with kids and things to do for free in Oxford and is designed to give you some ideas for things you can do locally.

Whether you live nearby, or you are planning a trip to Oxford in February, our list of Oxford events should stand you in good stead.


1. From Istanbul to Oxford: The Origins of Coffee-Drinking in England

What: Discover how coffee made its way to England through an exploration of both Ottoman coffee-related objects and English adaptations, which illustrate the fascinating and complex relationship between the two powers at the time.

Where: Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH

When: Sunday 2nd February 2020, 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Link: https://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/events/222753/from-istanbul-to-oxford-the-origins-of-coffee-drinking-in-england


2. Journeys of Recovery: Hope, Strength and Overcoming Substance Abuse

What: Join an evening exploring human weakness, strength, desperation and hope. Glimpse into the experience of those grappling with addiction and recovery, in conversation with Turning Point Oxford and other experts. And join the conversation about drug policy and treatment in the UK today.

Where: The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ

When: Wednesday 5th February 2020, 7:30pm – 9pm

Cost: Free

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/journeys-of-recovery-hope-strength-and-overcoming-substance-abuse-tickets-75491076843


3. Oxford Beethoven Festival: Symphony & Concerto Cycle II

What: Beethoven: Symphony Nos 1 & 5, and Piano Concerto No. 4.

Where: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street OX1 3AZ

When: Thursday 6th February 2020, 7:30pm – 10pm

Cost: £45 £35 £25 £15 (students from £5)

Link: https://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/events/220688/oxford-beethoven-festival-symphony-and-concerto-cycle-ii


4. FUNomusica Family Concert: Adventures in the Magical Kingdom

What: We have received a Royal Proclamation from The Magical Kingdom!

This is your invitation to attend a Grand Ball for Princes and Princesses, Fairies and Giants, Kings and Queens, and other Kindly Creatures. Magical Music will be provided by the merry minstrels of the Oxford Philharmonic, ruled over by King Alasdair of the Magical Kingdom. Such events only happen Once Upon a Time so make sure you come along and you’ll certainly Live Happily Ever After.

Where: Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's OX1 1BX

When: Sunday 9th February 2020, 2pm – 4pm

Cost: £10 £14

Link: https://www.oxfordphil.com/events/128221511/adventures-in-the-magical-kingdom-funomusica-family-concerts-2020-02-09


5. Intersectional Identities: Exploring Race and Culture Through Poetry

What: How do we approach diversity, race and culture in our world today? Debut poets Anthony Anaxagorou, Will Harris and Nisha Ramayya will challenge our thinking on these issues, sharing poems that explore racial identity and cultural tradition. Join us for an evening of poetry, reflection and fresh, new thinking.

Where: The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ

When: Monday 10th February 2020, 6:30pm – 8pm

Cost: Free

Link: https://oldfirestation.org.uk/whats-on/intersectional-identities-exploring-race-and-culture-through-poetry/


6. Inventing Isobel – Science Oxford Show

What: Isobel loves solving problems she encounters by creating new contraptions. But she needs help testing a range of materials before choosing the right one for the job. Can your young inventors help Isobel answer some important questions? Does chocolate burn? Can you make an anchor out of polystyrene? Which material makes the best bouncy ball? Suitable for children up to 7 years old.

Please select booking time via www.scienceoxford.com.

Where: Oxford Town Hall, Long Room OX1 1BX

When: Monday 17th February 2020, 11am – 1:45pm

Cost: £5

Link: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/events/event/632/inventing_isobel_-_science_oxford_show


7. Pubs on the Canal – walking tour and talk by Mark Davies

What: Mark Davies, a local historian with a particular interest in Oxford’s waterways, will share his knowledge of historic connections between the Oxford Canal and some nearby city-centre pubs. This twilight walk and talk will start at the Lighthouse and finish in the cosy Study in the Oxford Retreat with a drink and time to warm up.

Where: The Lighthouse, 1 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HH

When: Tuesday 25th February 2020, 5:30pm – 7pm

Cost: £11.37

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pubs-on-the-canal-walking-tour-and-talk-by-mark-davies-tickets-85965415873?aff=erelexpmlt


8. Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov

What: ‘How fresh, how beautiful it is’ remarked one critic after the first performance of Sergei Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2 in 1908. There is a reason this symphony is deemed the composer’s most perfect orchestral creation, as rich textures and sombre harmonies wrap themselves around Rachmaninov’s finely contoured melodies. The music smoulders, flares up and propels itself towards a whirling, spirited climax. Before it, our own Co-Concertmaster Yuri Zhislin is the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s powerful, poetic and unsurpassed violin concerto.

Where: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

When: Thursday 27th February 2020, 7:30pm – 10pm

Cost: £45 £35 £25 £15

Link: https://bachtrack.com/concert-listing/sheldonian-theatre/oxford-philharmonic-orchestra-tchaikovsky-rachmaninov/27-february-2020/19-30


So there, you have it… 8 of the best things to do in Oxford in February.

If you have already started planning your visit to Oxford and need a place to stay, take the time to look for rooms at the Royal Oxford Hotel. Alternatively, take the time to call us on 01865 248432 and one of our friendly team can assist you with your booking.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and hope that you enjoy your visit to Oxford this February, whatever it is you choose to do!

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