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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


They belong to the armed wing of the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which is also an active guerrilla movement. The mission of these female fighters? Defend Kurdish territory in Iraq and Syria, and defeat ISIS (the armed militants of the so-called Islamic State group), all while embodying a revolutionary ideal advocating female empowerment.

 In Collaboration with CENDEP (Centre for Development Emergency and Practice) and Celebrating INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

You are invited by CENDEP to an Open Lecture  – free and open to all – which will contribute to the debate on gender equality issues.

Open lecture: 
Why gender diversity matters in corporate Britain

John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
Wednesday 7 March 2018, 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Tea Colaianni, Non-Executive Director of Mothercare will discuss the most pressing issues facing women in business with Professor Simonetta Manfredi, Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Transfer.



The Documentary Club screens documentaries made by independent film makers addressing a wide range of cultural, political and social issues. This is intended to broaden the perspectives of Brookes’s students and to engage with the broader community beyond OBU.

Each Thursday during the 2017-18 academic year at 7pm in the John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, Headington Campus, we screen a range of documentaries for FREE.

We welcome students, staff and members of the public to join the team of volunteers throughout the year.

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