Poetry Centre

  • Black History Month

    Dreams and Legacies

    Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre has commissioned poets and photographers to produce new work inspired by interviews with students and staff of colour at Oxford Brookes. In these interviews, conducted by Kanja Sesay (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser – Students), the participants discuss mental health, spirituality, family, and definitions of success. By setting the creative responses alongside text from the interviews, we hope to prompt the Brookes community into thinking more deeply about the experiences of students and staff of colour here.

    Excerpts from the interviews and the creative work which accompanies them can be viewed on this site, by selecting the artwork or poem from the menu or finding it on the map. The excerpts and poem and photographs have also been placed on panels around the University for Black History Month - at Headington, Harcourt Hill, and Wheatley. Zoom into the map below to explore the locations and then go and find them. We would welcome your thoughts and feedback. Please email niall.munro@brookes.ac.uk.

  • For more information about the Black History Month events at Brookes this October, please visit the Equality and Diversity webpages.