John Henry Brookes

  • John Henry Brookes can be seen as the spiritual founder of Oxford Brookes University.

    John Henry Brookes (portrait by artist Anthony Morris)

    John Henry Brookes became Vice-Principal of the Oxford City Technical School and Head of the School of Art in 1928 and over the next 30 years he exerted a powerful influence on the development of the institution. He was committed, throughout his life, to the goal of making education available to all.

    John Henry Brookes - an unsung hero - presented by Bryan Brown

    On the 29 April 2009, Bryan Brown gave a lecture on John Henry Brookes. The talk traced Brookes’ life as an artist and craftsman, teacher and an outstanding educationalist and reflected on his educational philosophies and how they translate into the life and work of Oxford Brookes today.

    To view the presentation please open the John Henry Brookes presentation (PDF).

    Bryan Brown is an Honorary Fellow of Oxford Brookes and adviser to the university and recommended the name and designed the brand identity in 1992. To find out more about Bryan Brown please visit his profile page.