Open Doors swing into action at Oxford Brookes

Thursday, 30 August 2018

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Oxford Brookes University is opening its doors on Sunday 9 September, welcoming the community as part of Oxford Open Doors.

Run by the Oxford Preservation Trust, and sponsored by Oxford Brookes, Oxford Open Doors is a city-wide, annual celebration of Oxford and its people, with many local institutions showcasing their part of the city over the course of the weekend.

The University’s Clerici building will feature, which opened fully earlier this year after a £34 million redevelopment. Formerly housing the campus’ main reception, Clerici is now home to the Oxford Brookes Business School and a variety of modern teaching spaces, alongside a transformed external landscape.

Open to visitors of all ages between 10.00am and 5.00pm, a number of activities are lined up. Join us to:
  • Explore our campus and its award-winning buildings on a campus tour, running regularly between 10.30am and 4.30pm.
  • Build cities of the future with our planning department (for children of all ages).
  • Learn more about the animal kingdom by finding and identifying hidden creatures on campus (for children of all ages).
  • Re-energise tired legs with hot and cold drinks and snacks, available on campus throughout the day.

Oxford Brookes University’s Head of Events and Stewardship, Beth Hill, said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming the community to Oxford Brookes as part of Oxford Open Doors.

“We will have a range of fun activities to keep the young ones entertained, alongside tours of the campus, giving an insight into the University, its work and its award-winning buildings. Of course, you can always just turn up, have a wander and explore the campus yourself.”

Activities will take place in the Clerici building, Gipsy Lane, with tours setting off from the building’s main foyer.

Get directions to the campus here. Two hours’ free parking is available on site on the day.

You can find out more about Oxford Open Doors and the other activities taking place over the weekend by visiting the Oxford Preservation Trust’s website.