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What should everyone know about Oxford?

The Pitt Rivers museum (tucked away at the back of the excellent Natural History museum) is an absolute gem—a proper Indiana Jones style collection of weird and wonderful assorted cultural artefacts tucked in to beautiful cramped old wooden cabinets. Don’t forget to have a look in all of the drawers!

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Oxford Geek Night 7: 25 June 2008. I won’t be able to make this one, but a reminder for anyone in the area that the seventh Oxford Geek Night takes place tomorrow night at the Jericho Tavern. # 24th June 2008, 2:55 pm

Oxford Geek Night #4. November 28th in the upstairs room at the Jericho Tavern; the first one run without Natalie at the helm. # 6th October 2007, 12:33 am

Oxford Geek Night 3 (via) The date for your diary is July 25th (moved from the 18th). # 2nd June 2007, 12:38 am

oxfordgeeks.net

Nat and I had a bit of a mini-hackday this bank holiday Monday. Nat’s been doing a great job summoning local geeks out of the woodwork with Oxford Geek Nights event, but it’s still pretty hard to find other interesting events in the Oxfordshire area. It’s not that there aren’t any, it’s just that the geek community in Oxford is currently pretty fragmented.

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The Oxford Guide free WiFi plotted on Google Maps. The guide offers a geocoded Atom feed which can be directly plotted on a Google Map. # 26th May 2007, 9:55 am

Category Free Wifi on The Oxford Guide (via) More hotspots, this time with RDF, Atom and RSS feeds. # 26th May 2007, 9:51 am

Oxford on hotspotr. Nicely designed community WiFi hotspot site. Only lists two for Oxford at the moment; I plan to add more as I confirm them. # 26th May 2007, 9:47 am

WiFi Hotspots in Oxford. The best list I’ve found, but that’s not saying a lot. # 26th May 2007, 9:46 am

Oxford Geek Night 2

If you missed the last Oxford Geek Night, you really owe it to yourself to make it to the next one. If you were there then you shouldn’t need any convincing.

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Oxford Geeks hit the media! Coverage in the local newspaper and on the radio, with MP3s. # 25th February 2007, 2:12 am

LiveBus.org (via) Brilliant Google Maps mashup in a similar vein to Chicago Crime—displays screen-scraped bus timetable information for Oxfordshire and Surrey in a far more useful format. # 10th February 2007, 10:56 pm

First Oxford Geek Night a success! It really was the best evening geek event I’ve been to in a very long time. # 9th February 2007, 12:51 am

Oxford Geek Nights. 8pm on the 7th of February 2007 at the Jericho Tavern in Oxford. Three 15 minute talks and a bunch of 5 minute microslots. I’ll be giving a talk on OpenID. # 22nd January 2007, 7:22 pm