Oxford Human Rights Festival

18:00, Monday, 12 March 2018 to 22:00, Saturday, 17 March 2018

Oxford Human Rights Festival 2018

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


John Henry Brookes Building and Abercrombie Building, Headington Campus


Who are you? How is your identity formed, and how are you treated because of it? What happens when a part of your identity is illegal or is used as grounds for persecution? Does your identity change if you’re forced to flee your home?

In the 16th annual Oxford Human Rights Festival, we explore these issues in terms of gender, sexuality, nationality, race, ability, class, wealth, religious beliefs, and look at how each of these facets of who we are have been, and are, used as reasons for persecution across the world and here in the UK.

The Festival will see an exciting, stimulating and thought-provoking programme of films, documentaries, art, and performance exploring these and what identity means. There will also be opportunities to hear from a number of high profile and influential guest speakers.

The Oxford Human Rights Festival is curated by students on the Development and Emergency Practice Masters programme within the University’s School of Architecture, with the assistance of students from Film Studies, Arts, Business, and Law.


The centrepiece of the Festival is the exhibition in the Glass Tank from 5th to 23rd March 2018.

More information and how to book

Email: OxHRF@brookes.ac.uk