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  • Bamboo Bike

    Bamboo Bike Revival: Back to the Future

    Wednesday, 29 September 2021 18:00 to 19:00

    Join Shpend Gerguri and James Broughton as they discuss the case for reviving bamboo as a modern renewables bike frame material, exploiting its natural strength and inherent damping characteristics. Both speakers have first-hand experience of bamboo’s potential having been the first to attempt and complete the gruelling eight days TransAlps Mountain Bike race using bamboo bikes.

    This event is for: Everyone

  • BHM Art of Capoeira

    The Art of Capoeira - Introductory Workshop

    Tuesday, 05 October 2021 19:00 to 20:00

    Abolição Oxford Capoeira is pleased to present a Capoeira workshop which will include an introduction to the history and context of Capoeira as well as the opportunity to safely learn and practice Capoeira techniques and principal movements. No experience is needed and this class is suitable for complete beginners.

    This event is for: Everyone

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    Scientists and entrepreneurs: Women tackling global problems

    Tuesday, 05 October 2021 15:30 to 17:30

    A free on-line panel discussion and Q&A, organised in collaboration with WEgate Summit 2021 on Tuesday 5th October between 16.30-18.30 Central European Time (or 15.30-17.30 for those joining from the UK).

    This event is for: Everyone

  • BHM Belonging

    Belonging: In Emergency, Break Glass

    Thursday, 07 October 2021 12:00 to 13:00

    Euton Daley (Unlock the Chains Collective) and Amantha Edmead (Kuumba Nia Arts) will lead an interactive session on the theme of 'belonging', supported by Rachel Barbaresi from Oxford Brookes' School of Arts. This workshop will explore some of the realities of living in an unfair, unjust and unequal world and will examine whether your sense of belonging is dependent on how you feel about yourself or how others feel about you. Drawing on poetry and performance with insights from therapeutic models and coping strategies for psychological safety, this session will be thought-provoking, deep-thinking, and enriching.

    This event is for: Everyone

  • BHM Notting Hill Carnival

    A People's Art - The Genesis of Freedom

    Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:00 to 20:00

    A screening of excerpts from the documentary film on the history of the Notting Hill Carnival exploring the surrounding discourse and media commentary. Tony Oldham, award winning filmmaker of two films on the Notting Hill Carnival (Arts of Conflict and A People's Art) will join Dr Nicole Ferdinand from Oxford Brookes Business School (who is featured in both films) for a discussion of key aspects of the significance and meaning of Europe's biggest street festival: Notting Hill Carnival.

    This event is for: Everyone

  • Power of Research

    What IS the Power of Research?

    Wednesday, 13 October 2021 18:00 to 19:00

    A lecture to showcase Brookes University Research and demonstrate its impact on our local, national and global communities.

    This event is for: Everyone

  • Amani Simpson B&W

    Power the Fight: Stop the Violence with Amani Simpson

    Thursday, 14 October 2021 12:00 to 13:00

    Amani Simpson is an award-winning storyteller, social entrepreneur and youth coach. His social enterprise Aviard Inspires CIC, exists to empower young people through personal development, digital media and enrichment opportunities. Amani will share his story with a focus on overcoming, finding your true, authentic self and standing tall. He will also talk about his recently released film that is based on his experience being stabbed seven times when he intervened in a friend’s dispute over stolen goods that quickly escalated out of control and saw him confronted by a 20-strong gang.

    This event is for: Everyone

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    Introduction to Afro-Cuban Dance

    Friday, 15 October 2021 18:00 to 19:00

    An online dance workshop run by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This practical online workshop will introduce you to various forms of Afro-Cuban dance traditions. While practising different movements representing the Orisahas (deities from the African traditions brought to Cuba), your instructor will discuss the dance form’s history and its importance to each movement. Through a series of guided movements, each participant will be encouraged to embrace the Afro-cuban music, savour the cultural context and release the dancer within.

    This event is for: Everyone

  • BHM African concert series

    The African Concert Series: A celebration of the African continent through its music

    Tuesday, 19 October 2021 18:00 to 19:30

    The African Concert Series: A celebration of the African continent through its music Join us for a special musical celebration with Rebeca Omordia and Leon Bosch. Nigerian-Romanian virtuoso pianist Rebeca Omordia is changing the face of classical music. In 2019 Rebeca founded the first African Concert Series in London. The series featured a collaboration with the South African internationally-acclaimed double bass virtuoso, Leon Bosch, creator of "The South African Double Bass" project. In this session, Rebeca and Leon will discuss their distinct journeys, the influences on their work and its socio-cultural impacts, illustrated with musical examples. Professor Marius Turda and Dr Graham van Wyk will host and engage in the conversation with opportunities for Q&A.

    This event is for: Everyone

  • David Olusoga B&W

    Why Black History Matters with Professor David Olusoga

    Wednesday, 20 October 2021 18:30 to 19:30

    Black history month is an American import. An African-American idea brought to Britain less than 40 years ago. Yet in that time it has grown to become part of British culture, a feature of the calendar for thousands of institutions and companies. After the Windrush Scandal, the toppling of Edward Colston and the summer of Black Lives Matter what next for Black British history? Professor David Olusoga is the award-winning author, and presenter whose contributions to Britain's black history are defining. Currently the Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester, Olusoga has committed to bringing essential topics, such as Windrush, slavery and the empire, to the forefront of conversations.

    This event is for: Everyone

  • BHM Black in Architecture

    Race in Architectural Education: Decolonising the Curriculum

    Thursday, 21 October 2021 9:00 to 17:00

    How do we decolonise architectural education in the UK? Race in Architectural Education is a one-day symposium with a workshop and keynote speaker at Oxford Brookes University, School of Architecture. Conceived by a new steering group for the collaboration between Place, Culture and Identity research group and Black in Architecture research unit, the symposium will highlight work at the school, invite external work, and initiate dialogue among academics, students, professionals and those working in architecture and related disciplines.

    This event is for: Everyone

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    Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs: Their journey and wisdom in building a business

    Monday, 25 October 2021 18:00 to 19:00

    Have you ever had a business idea and wondered how it would be like running it? Join Lettija Lee, Sherilyn Carter, and Elizabeth Solaru in a conversation about their entrepreneurial journey. They will be sharing their wisdom and lessons learned along the way while building their business. Hosted by Dr Yu Ang of Oxford Brookes. Lettija is a TV presenter and expert in entertainment law and Sherilyn a social media content coach. Elizabeth Solaru is the founder of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium and a world renowned sugarcraft teacher and judge.

    This event is for: Everyone

  • Ambassador Young B&W

    Public lecture by Ambassador Andrew J Young - Proud to Be

    Thursday, 28 October 2021 18:00 to 19:00

    Join us for this special closing event for Black History Month 2021. We have the honour to welcome Ambassador Andrew J Young to Oxford Brookes, who will share some lessons we can learn today from the American Civil Rights movement.

    This event is for: Everyone

  • Transnational Blues

    Sitting On Top of the World: A Transnational History of the Blues

    Wednesday, 03 November 2021 18:00 to 19:00

    Blues music is inextricably linked to African American experiences of slavery, segregation, and the structures of white supremacy, but the style has also spread around the world. Existing histories treat the blues’ international circulation as unexpected and often inauthentic. Lawrence Davies presents an alternative view, treating the genre’s international circulation as central to its development and meanings. He examines blues musicians’ experiences of travel, and reflects on how blues has responded to global questions of class, race, solidarity, and exploitation.

    This event is for: Everyone

  • Activism Intersectionality

    Activism and Intersectionality

    Wednesday, 17 November 2021 18:00 to 19:00

    Join us for this exciting event, which is co-hosted with Oxford Human Rights Festival and the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), and marks Inter Faith Week 2021. Shaista Aziz is a journalist, writer and women’s rights and anti-racism campaigner. She specialises in working alongside marginalised communities across the country to build community campaigns tackling inequalities, racism and bigotry. She’s a homeless rights advocate and founder of the Labour Homelessness Campaign. Shaista is also a Labour councillor for Oxford City Council and the council’s cabinet member for inclusive communities.

    This event is for: Everyone

  • Fibro Chair

    Ableism and inclusive futures in higher education

    Wednesday, 08 December 2021 18:00 to 19:00

    The Oxford Brookes Staff Disability Network invites everyone to join us online for our main event for Disability History Month 2021. Drawing on lived experience, research and activism, Nicole Brown will share insights on how ableism permeates higher education structures and practices.

    This event is for: Everyone