• What is Outburst?

    OutBurst is the Oxford Brookes University festival at the Pegasus Theatre on Magdalen Road. Brookes will be bursting out of the university campus into the community, bringing great ideas, activities, and entertainment right to the doorstep of the Oxford public.

    The festival, now in its third year, runs from 6-10 May and showcases cutting-edge research and expertise from across the university in a variety of stimulating and fun events for students, staff, and the local community, including installations, lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and discussions for all ages.

    • Come and meet Arty the humanoid robot
    • Learn about how we became human, with Dr Simon Underdown
    • Join a campaign to free imprisoned writers
    • Enter the world of the slow loris, the world's only venomous primate, with Professor Anna Nekaris
    • Hear some of Oxford's best young writers in an event curated by award-winning writer Kate Clanchy
    • Check our website regularly for news, events and updates, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for behind-the-scenes access to the festival!