Oxford Human Rights Festival 2017

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Oxford Human Rights Festival - Human Rights Issues through the arts

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


JHB Lecture Theatre, Abercrombie Glass Tank and others, John Henry Brookes Building & Abercrombie Building, Headington Campus


Now in its 15th year, the Oxford Human Rights Festival will bring together people of different backgrounds to participate in a culture-packed event.

Through a selection of films, art and design, performances, talks and workshops, we aim to raise awareness of a range of human rights issues here in the UK and across the world.

The Festival was started by MA students on the Development and Emergency Practice course, and they are now joined by students from across the university, in Film Studies, Business and Marketing, International Relations, and Architecture.

Most events are free and the Festival is open to everyone, Brookes students and staff, and the wider Oxford community. The theme of OxHRF2017 is HOME. What does home mean to you? Love? Security? Family? For millions of people across the world home is a fractured concept, somewhere they are fleeing from or fleeing to; somewhere temporary, unwelcoming, unsafe.

We will explore this idea of home from the point of view of refugees, indigenous people, homeless people, as well as the students here in Oxford.

The Festival will be accompanied by an exhibition in the Glass Tank from 27 February 2017.

For further information go to www.oxfordhumanrightsfestival.net. The festival takes place from 14-18 March 2017.