Showcases

  • Meet Artie, Brookes’ full-sized humanoid robot, and find out how it is used to research human-robot interaction and to teach programming.

    Foyer, Level 1, John Henry Brookes Building

    Try Traak!, a wearable augmented reality device that allows users to ‘play’ an animated sculpture and create the future sounds of cities.

    Room 306, Level 3, John Henry Brookes Building

    See the bamboo mountain bike that was built by Brookes students and staff and tested in a gruelling eight-day race across the Alps.

    Forum / Abercrombie link, Level 0

    Write a poem or story, browse a book in the Booker Prize reading room, decorate a bookmark and learn about Brookes’ history of training writers, printers and publishers.

    Union Square, Level 0, John Henry Brookes Building

    Student-run Brookes TV are setting up a studio in a corner of the Forum and will be broadcasting live interviews throughout the evening.

    Forum, Level 0, John Henry Brookes Building

    Find out how microscopic photography was used in the design of the John Henry Brookes Building and learn about current research through images, videos and 3D models.

    Forum, Level 0, John Henry Brookes Building

    Discover fractals as you help us create a 3D sculpture of a Menger sponge, and learn about cryptography as you tackle our crypto trail around the building.

    Room 307, Level 3, John Henry Brookes Building

    Experiment with wooden blocks, drawings and other techniques to design your dream city with the help of staff and students.

    Room 302, Level 3, John Henry Brookes Building

    Watch law students argue their cases in front of a visiting judge in a series of courtroom moots. Demonstrations at 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm

    Executive Suite, Level 1, John Henry Brookes Building

    With the help of an actor and facilitators, learn about the communication difficulties experienced by people with dementia and their caregivers. Sessions at 4.15pm, 5.15pm, 6.15pm and 7.15pm (sign up required).

    Room 207, Level 2, John Henry Brookes Building

    Try a suit and glasses simulating mobility and visual issues to understand their effect.

    Room 206, Level 2, John Henry Brookes Building

    Locate activities on a university campus map, learn what subjects are taught at Brookes and imagine a modern Magna Carta.

    Room 302, Level 3, John Henry Brookes Building

    Find out about the importance of a healthy heart and lungs and have your own health tested by professionals.

    Room 204, Level 2, John Henry Brookes Building

    Take part in a research project into the effects of rhythmic beats on motor co-ordination.

    Lab Space, Level 0, Abercrombie

    Pick your drawing challenge and contribute to a collective artwork to celebrate learning with the help of fine art students.

    Atrium, Level 0, Abercrombie

    Borrow a living ‘book’ from a very special library to learn about witchcraft, wizardry and werewolves.

    Union Square, Level 0, John Henry Brookes Building

    Visit Oxford Brookes Racing and their latest car, ‘Izzy’. Talk to the team and view footage of the racing car in action.

    Forum, Level 0, John Henry Brookes Building

    Come and challenge Brookes rowers on an ergo used by Olympic rowers.

    Forum / Abercrombie link, Level 0

    Learn how to care for a collapsed person, initiate cardiac compressions and use an automated defibrillator.

    Room 203, Level 2, John Henry Brookes Building

    Watch magic tricks, see characters from Alice in Wonderland come to life and find out about the research collaboration between the School of Education and the Story Museum.

    Union Square, Level 0, John Henry Brookes Building

    Pick up a prop and have your photo taken by a professional photographer. You can find the photos at www.brookes.ac.uk/brookes-live Or share your own using #BrookesLive

    Foyer, Level 1, John Henry Brookes Building

    Join a workshop and create poetry inspired by the subject of work / life balance. Workshops at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm (sign up required)

    Room 307, Level 3, John Henry Brookes Building

    See a selection of items from the Library’s Special Collections.

    Outside Library, Level 2, John Henry Brookes Building

    Take part in a demonstration of a 500,000-volt Van der Graaf electrostatic generator.

    Outside Executive Suite, Level 1, John Henry Brookes Building