A Modern Magna Carta comes to town

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

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An exhibition created by school children on Magna Carta moves from Oxford Brookes to the Museum of Oxford Gallery this week.

After being on display in the University’s Glass Tank exhibition space for the past month, A Modern Magna Carta will be displayed in Oxford Town Hall’s museum from Wednesday 29 July to Thursday 20 August (open 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday).

The exhibition features the work of students aged between 8 and 18 who took part in the Modern Magna Carta Challenge.

Following a year-long engagement project run by Oxford Brookes, the initiative was an invitation to young people from across the city to reflect the rights, liberties and freedoms they believe people should have today.

Their work ranges from paintings to poems, sculptures to videos.

The exhibition is open to everyone and has free admission.

This is just one example of Oxford Brookes’ involvement in Magna Carta activities.

Members of Oxford Brookes staff attended an event hosted by Experience Oxfordshire on Friday (24 July 2015) at which Prime Minister David Cameron spoke.

As well as talking on plans to boost tourism, the special Magna Carta Anniversary Celebration was an opportunity for the Prime Minister to recognise the wide variety of projects taking place, including initiatives led by Oxford Brookes and Oxfordshire County Libraries.

The Prime Minster commented: “I was delighted to mark the anniversary of Magna Carta in the heart of my constituency, alongside so many people from business and the local community.”

More information about Oxford Brookes’ activities celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta can be found on the University webpages and the University’s Magna Carta blog.