TOIA

TOIA is an Oxford-based cultural association for those interested in any aspect of Italy. No knowledge of the language is required for most of the events of the programme. Details are given below.

For further information, please contact the Secretary (toiasecretary@outlook.com or use the form accessible via the Contact page).

Our activities

  • Lectures on art, architecture, literature, theatre, music, history, current affairs, contemporary Italy
  • Italian films
  • Social events including wine tasting, cookery demonstration, summer garden party
  • AGM in late Nov/early Dec with Panettone & Spumante

The events calendar follows Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity terms, each with about six events. See events to the right. Non-members are welcome to join our events.

For subscription information see the BECOME A MEMBER link.

Usually lectures start at 8 pm, with an opportunity to meet other members over a drink from 7.30. In addition there are two memorial lectures per year which are of interest to TOIA members.

The programme of events for each Term is available on the website just before the start of Term. In addition, members  receive at the beginning of Term an email with the Programme for that Term and before each event they receive a reminder email with details of the forthcoming event.

The charge on the door at meetings is £2 for members, and £5 for guests or non-members. Full-time students under 30 have free admission.

There is one film screening per term. Donation of £2 invited.

Forthcoming Events

TOIA EVENTS: HILARY TERM 2024

We very much look forward to welcoming you back in person to a film, a recital, and lectures over February and March 2024.

Monday 12th February, 7.30 pm, St Hugh’s College, St Margaret’s Road,  Oxford
Film screening: Le otto montagne

Thursday 29th February, 7.30 pm, St Hugh’s College, St Margaret’s Road, Oxford 
Filomena Campus, Liberate Rame: the feminist practices of theatre-maker, archivist and activist Franca Rame.

Thursday 7th March, 7.30 pm, St Margaret’s Church, St Margaret’s Road, Oxford
An evening of solo piano by Italy-born composer and film producer Melissa Parmenter

Tuesday 12th March, 5.00 pm, Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College, Oxford, The Rowe Memorial Lecture
Lord Patten, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Britain and Europe: what went wrong, what should go right?

PLEASE NOTE

In the event of unusually bad winter weather, meetings may have to be cancelled or postponed. In this instance, we would send an email to the TOIA mailing list or you could contact toiasecretary@outlook.com for confirmation.