Poetry Centre

  • Black History Month

    Dreams and Legacies

    In 2017, Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre commissioned poets and photographers to produce new work inspired by interviews with students and staff of colour at Oxford Brookes University. In these interviews, conducted by Kanja Sesay (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser), the participants discussed mental health, spirituality, family, and definitions of success. The responses from these students and members of staff touch on issues that concern our wider society in Oxford and beyond.

    By setting the creative responses alongside text from the interviews, we hope to inspire people to think more deeply and in different ways about the experiences. The pieces in this exhibition allow us to reflect on our role in creating environments that promote equality and inclusion.

    On this website you can read and hear reflections on their work by the poets and photographers, and listen to the poets read their poems. The exhibition runs in The Lab (Abercrombie Building) at Oxford Brookes's Headington Campus from 1-21 October and then at the University Church on the High Street in Oxford from 22-31 October.

    Find out more about Oxford Brookes’s Black History Month programme for October 2018 on the University’s website.

    Your thoughts and feedback are most welcome. E-mail: niall.munro@brookes.ac.uk