Think Human Festival 2022 - A week of free events relevant to our everyday lives

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

THF 2022

Oxford Brookes University will be hosting the third Think Human Festival next month, with a week of engaging events open to all.

‘Think Human Festival 2022 - Creating the Future we want to see’ will take place at venues across Oxford and online, from 2-9 April.

All of the events are free to join, and are designed to entertain, engage and inspire through debate, comedy, music, food, poetry and more. Many of them share research from the humanities and social sciences at Oxford Brookes that is relevant to everyday lives, tackling some of the big questions facing us today.

Think Human events

The week will kick off on 2 April with Alex Farrow’s stand up comedy show ‘Philosophy Pig’, which explores what philosophy can teach us about animals and humanity post March 2020. Alex Farrow is the host of the award-winning Jericho Comedy club in Oxford. 

On 6 April, there will be a guided walk across Oxford, beginning from the John Henry Brookes Building at Oxford Brookes’ Headington Campus. This will be followed by a discussion on the importance of the ‘Rights of Way Network’ in England and Wales. 

On 8 April from 10am - 4pm, members of the community are invited to pop into Flo’s: The Place in the Park, in Florence Park, Oxford, to share inherited family recipes to add to an East Oxford Heritage Cookbook. The cookbook is dedicated to pulling together a wide variety of family recipes from the community, to explore the history of a socially and ethnically diverse community.

Also on 8 April, there will be a screening at Oxford Brookes’ Headington campus of ‘Though This Be Madness’, a production by Mandala Theatre Company, to prompt a discussion around the experiences of young people in relation to education, exclusion and gang grooming. 

Think Human Festival 2022 also offers a programme of free events for schools. These free events have been developed to provide opportunities for school groups and year 12/13 students to engage directly with current research in the humanities and social sciences. 

Professor Gary Browning, Festival Director said: “The Think Human Festival is a fantastic way to showcase the relevance of research in the humanities and social sciences at Oxford Brookes for the communities of Oxford and beyond. The variety of events engage with the present and point to the future.”  

To register to attend the free Think Human events, visit the Festival website the free events for schools are available to view here