Oxford May Music is a music, science and arts festival that celebrates culture and human achievements in a truly unique way.  The festival's ethos of combining the very cutting edge of science alongside world class concerts has for the last eight years attracted visitors from all over the world. They come for the wide ranging and fascinating programmes put together by artistic director and award winning violinist Jack Liebeck and renowned particle physicist Prof. Brian Foster.

Our “Friends of Oxford May Music” scheme is vital for the continuing success of the Festival. Friends enjoy a variety of benefits including social events and reserved seating. Please become a friend of Oxford May Music and show your support.

The programme for the 2016 Festival is still available on this website. If you have any questions about the Festival please email us (info@oxfordmaymusic.co.uk) or if you would like to add your email and postal address to our mailing list click here.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Festival, which will run from April 26th - May 1st, 2017. We are excited to announce that the 2017 Festival will be held completely in the SJE Arts Centre. This will allow us many more options to extend the Festival than were possible in the Holywell Music Room. This will also be a gala year as it is our tenth Festival, so be sure to enter it into your diary and consider ensuring the best experience by becoming a Friend of the Festival

Jack Liebeck Artistic Director
Prof. Brian Foster OBE FRS Administrative Director


Check out our NEWS pages for the latest on the Festival

Sir Drummond Bone, Master of Balliol and Lady Bone
Andrew Graham, former Master of Balliol and Peggoty Graham
Roger Cashmore, former Principal of Brasenose and Annie Lindsay Cashmore
Sir Jeremy Isaacs 


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Oxford May Music is a charity run as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. 
Company registration no. 7386590. Charity number 1142241