Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences news

12 October 2023

Ghosts and the supernatural: three Oxford Brookes University experts discuss their research

Why are we fascinated by the supernatural? Three Oxford Brookes University academics discuss what the concept of ghosts - real or a figment of our imaginations - tells us about history, psychology and our own relationship with grief, loss and mortality.

Professor Johannes Dillinger

11 October 2023

Course launched in partnership with Oxford Brookes to help girls tackle sexism

Oxford Brookes University academics have joined forces with award-winning social enterprise Sex Ed Matters, to create a free course designed to equip girls with the skills to tackle gender stereotypes.

Hannah Yelin and Michele Paule

18 August 2023

Urgent enforcement is needed in Indonesia to prevent trade in endangered whale sharks

Authorities in Indonesia must act to enforce wildlife protection laws to protect endangered whale sharks, says an Oxford Brookes University professor.

A boy on a whale shark

19 May 2023

New conservation tool aims to inspire action to tackle the toll of roads on primate populations

A new database, compiled by researchers from Oxford Brookes University and experts from around the world reveals the deadly consequences of road networks and traffic on primates globally.

Baboons crossing a road in Kenya

22 March 2023

Oxford Brookes University ranked as world leading institution in 19 subjects

Oxford Brookes University is world leading in 19 subjects, according to the latest global rankings published today.

World Leading in 19 subjects

21 March 2023

Poetry workshops inspired by Victorian writer highlight the role of unsung carers

A new series of poetry workshops to support carers in the community has been launched by Oxford Brookes University.

A stock image from the university of a person writing

21 March 2023

Success for Oxford Brookes School of Law in prestigious competitions

Oxford Brookes University School of Law triumphed in two prestigious competitions in the space of a week, with two of its alumni winning an international contest.

A photo from the Commonwealth Student Moot competition

19 December 2022

Oxford Brookes alumnus awarded international recognition by United Nations General Assembly

An Oxford Brookes alumnus has been recognised as one of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent in the world, under forty years of age, by the United Nations General Assembly.

Adetokunbo Hussain

15 December 2022

"Rising star" of British poetry and Oxford Brookes University lecturer to judge Booker Prize in 2023

A poet and senior lecturer in creative writing at Oxford Brookes University has been recently announced as a judge for the Booker Prize 2023.

Photo of Dr Mary Jean Chan

14 November 2022

Oxford Brookes Professor authors new BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme

An Oxford Brookes University Professor has authored a new BBC Radio 4 programme that will explore why society still assumes that women will be the main carers, both paid and unpaid, and what can be done for the roles to be changed.

Professor Tina Miller