Brookes is proud to sponsor Cowley Road Carnival 2016

Thursday, 07 July 2016

Cowley Road Carnival 2015

Oxford Brookes is proud to sponsor this year’s Cowley Road Carnival and play a key role in Oxfordshire’s biggest community event which takes place on Sunday (10 July).

This year, the University’s presence will have a particular focus on health and joining the local hospitals in celebrating 125 years of nurse education in Oxford.

For over a century, the city of Oxford has been home to the world-class training of nurses. Care, dignity, compassion and diligence are qualities all nurses in Oxford and at Oxford Brookes have carried with them over the last 125 years. 

Cowley Road Carnival and the East Oxford Community are so important to Oxford Brookes. The Carnival allows us to connect with local neighbours face-to-face and celebrate what our vibrant community has to offer.

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University

Brookes will take part in the main procession and have a dedicated Zone. Visitors will be offered the chance to have their blood pressure tested, practice CPR life support, use a defibrillator and speak to colleagues from Brookes Sport to learn the importance of nutrition and diet. There will also be a kid’s zone where fun competitions and quizzes will take place. 

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University said: “Cowley Road Carnival and the East Oxford community are so important to Oxford Brookes. The Carnival allows us to connect with local neighbours face-to-face and celebrate what our vibrant community has to offer. 

“The Carnival has established itself as an important cultural event for the city and it is one that we are proud to support.”

Johannah Aynsley, Executive Director of Cowley Road Works, the organisation behind the Carnival said “We are thrilled with the support that Brookes University give to Carnival and extend very warm congratulations on its 125-year anniversary. We hope our partnership continues and grows for many years to come. We are really looking forward to taking part in the activities in the Brookes area at the Carnival (on Manzil Way) and learning more about health and how to look after ourselves a bit better.”

In April, students from the School of the Built Environment exhibited proposals, which aimed to improve and promote the Cowley Road Carnival.

As part of their course module, students came up with strategies to promote the benefits of the Cowley Road Carnival and improve public awareness to both the local community and people across Oxford. 

In 2015, the Carnival was the most successful year ever and attracted over 45,000 visitors. A gallery of pictures from the Brookes Zone at last year’s event can be viewed below. More information about can be found on the Cowley Road Carnival website.

A picture gallery of the Brookes Zone at last year’s Carnival can be viewed on Flickr.