Oxford Brookes University sponsors Cowley Road Carnival 2017

Thursday, 30 March 2017

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Oxford Brookes University is sponsoring the Cowley Road Carnival again this year, cementing a long-term relationship between the Carnival and the University.

This year’s Carnival theme and inspiration for both the Carnival and procession is ‘Industry and technology’ and will celebrate Oxford’s impressive landscape of innovation.

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Design, Technology and Environment Paul Inman said: “Cowley Road Carnival and the East Oxford community are so important to Oxford Brookes. The Carnival allows us to remain connected with local neighbours face-to-face and celebrate what our vibrant community has to offer.

This year’s theme – Industry and Technology – is one we can relate to. Strong links with business and industry are vital to our students’ success. These links refresh the currency of our teaching staff and ensure that leading experts continue to shape our highly vocational programmes.

Paul Inman, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Design, Technology and Environment, Oxford Brookes University

“This year’s theme – Industry and Technology – is one we can relate to. Strong links with business and industry are vital to our students’ success. These links refresh the currency of our teaching staff and ensure that leading experts continue to shape our highly vocational programmes.

“The Carnival has established itself as an important cultural event for the city and it is one that we are proud to support again in 2017.”

Oxford Brookes will take part in the main procession and have a dedicated zone at the Carnival, which takes place on Saturday 2 July 2017. The University will showcase some exciting examples of teaching and research which take place within the Department of Computing and Communications Technologies and the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

Johannah Aynsley, Executive Director of Cowley Road Works, the charity behind the organisation of the Cowley Road Carnival said: “Oxford Brookes University clearly cares about the community that we all live in and, with one third of Oxford's population attending the event; it is really keen to be involved.

“Brookes University is one of the key organisations in the city working with young innovators and nurturing fresh new business minds. We are really pleased to announce that the University will be celebrating the theme in its own sponsored 'zone' at carnival on 2nd July.”

Around 50,000 people are expected to attend Carnival 2017 on 2 July. More information can be found on the Cowley Road Carnival website www.cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk.