Oxford Action Resource Centre Events http://www.theoarc.org.uk/cal A calendar of upcoming events at Oxford Action Resource Centre. House of the Commons info evening http://www.theoarc.org.uk/cal/view.php?id=1322 Friday 19th September - 5:00pm | House of the Commons info evening (unconfirmed) | Grasp the nettle film screening and info night on House of the Commons event. All are welcome! An evening with Julian Sayarer, author of Life Cycles http://www.theoarc.org.uk/cal/view.php?id=1307 Saturday 20th September - 7:00pm | An evening with Julian Sayarer, author of Life Cycles (unconfirmed) | The Broken Spoke Bike Co-op would like to welcome Julian Sayarer to Oxford to present his new book, Life Cycles: A London Bike Courier Decided to Cycle Around the World. 169 Days Later, He Came Back with a World Record. The evening will include a presentation by Julian followed by a Q&A or led discussion, the aim being to highlight to Oxfords cyclists the potential that a bicycle can have to educate, empower and invigorate both the individual and the community. Wake Up Oxford Mindfulness Morning http://www.theoarc.org.uk/cal/view.php?id=1329 Wednesday 24th September - 7:30am-8:30am | Wake Up Oxford Mindfulness Morning (unconfirmed) | Wake Up groups are mostly for young people usually between 18-35 (though not strictly!) who would like to practice mindfulness together. The Wake Up groups were set up and inspired by the teachings of Zen master, poet and peace activist Thich Naht Hanh. Anyone is welcome whether you have an interest in Engaged Buddhism (with a social change emphasis) or secular mindfulness. We will also incorporate some other approaches mindfulness (e.g. frantic world, stress reduction etc). Team Beryl - womens bike mechanics group http://www.theoarc.org.uk/cal/view.php?id=1327 Tuesday 30th September - 6:15pm-8:00pm | Team Beryl - womens bike mechanics group (unconfirmed) | Team meeting of womens group from Broken Spoke Bike Co-op The Broken Spoke - communications meeting http://www.theoarc.org.uk/cal/view.php?id=1328 Wednesday 1st October - 7:00pm-9:00pm | The Broken Spoke - communications meeting (unconfirmed) DIY Solar charger workshop http://www.theoarc.org.uk/cal/view.php?id=1323 Thursday 9th October - 9:00am-5:00pm | DIY Solar charger workshop (unconfirmed) | A workshop for building your own off-grid solar power charger and learning about community renewable energy. Please contact info@houseofthecommons.org if you would like to find out how to get involved. House of the Commons: Creative solutions to the housing crisis http://www.theoarc.org.uk/cal/view.php?id=1325 Friday 10th October - 10:00am-8:00pm | House of the Commons: Creative solutions to the housing crisis (unconfirmed) | House of the Commons is a four day event organised by citizens, activists and housing professionals concerned with the UK housing crisis, specifically focusing on Oxford, but with a UK outlook. The event will be held in multiple venues across Oxford, 9-12th October, and there will be an exciting lineup of speakers, workshops and skill-shares examining the current context and drivers of the crisis with the aim to explore creative solutions to these problems. House of the Commons is intended to be participatory with a focus on self-organisation for practical action at many levels and is open to all people wanting to find out more about our current housing situation and where we could go next. It is timed to offer a counter-narrative to, and promote action against, MIPIM UK, the 1st UK property trade show gathering all professionals looking to close deals in the UK property market, which is taking place the following week. There will be a diverse range of local food and entertainment across the four days so please come along and join in the discussion. House of the Commons: Creative solutions to the housing crisis http://www.theoarc.org.uk/cal/view.php?id=1326 Saturday 11th October - 10:00am-8:00pm | House of the Commons: Creative solutions to the housing crisis (unconfirmed) | House of the Commons is a four day event organised by citizens, activists and housing professionals concerned with the UK housing crisis, specifically focusing on Oxford, but with a UK outlook. The event will be held in multiple venues across Oxford, 9-12th October, and there will be an exciting lineup of speakers, workshops and skill-shares examining the current context and drivers of the crisis with the aim to explore creative solutions to these problems.