Disability History Month

  • Oxford Brookes is proud to be part of the annual celebration of Disability History Month, providing an opportunity to promote, celebrate and raise awareness of the contributions of disabled people in our communities and society and highlight support for students and staff.

    This year we are featuring a range of events and activities. Brookes Library will have displays and staff and students are encouraged to post and share via social media channels to show their solidarity and support for #PurpleLightUp and International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

    Look out for more information across campus and check out our programme of events below.

  • Joining #PurpleLightUp and going Purple for Disability History Month

    Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student and Staff Experience), talks about #PurpleLightUp, our approach to inclusive support for our students, our commitments as a Disability Confident Employer and our openness and accessibility to the community.

  • Disability History Month Events 2019

    • The Beauty of Diversity

      11 December 2019

      An evening with comedian Francesca Martinez.
      Click through to book! Open to all.

    • Documentary screening - Unrest

      22 November 2019

      OBU Documentary Club screening - Unrest
      UNREST, doctors tell Jennifer it's "all in her head. Open to all.

    • Towards a Neurodivergent Academy

      2 December 2019, 12 noon - 2.00pm, Clerici G.28

      Dyslexic Academic: Towards a Neurodivergent Academy
      Informal workshop with Dr Kate West organised by the Staff Disability Network and sponsored by UNISON and UCU. Lunch provided. Please email Fran Jenkins fjenkins@brookes.ac.uk

    • Purple Light up

      3 December 2019

      International Day of Persons with Disabilities - bring your best purple!
      Show your support by wearing purple, eating purple and popping over to the Enquiry Centre, JHB, for 12.30pm .

  • Disability History Month Events

    • Documentary screening - For Once In My Life

      22 November 2018

      OBU Documentary Club screening - For Once In My Life
      A true story about a band made up of singers and musicians with a wide range of mental and physical disabilities. Open to all.

    • International Day of Persons with Disabilities

      3 December 2018

      International Day of Persons with Disabilities
      Show your support by wearing purple, eating purple and popping over to the Enquiry Centre, JHBB, 12-2 pm, where there will be demonstrations of assistive technology. Open to Brookes students and staff.

    • Silence and spiritual wellbeing

      4 December 2018

      Silence and spiritual wellbeing
      An introduction to meditative practices and how you might use them to self-soothe or stay well. Open to Brookes students and staff.
      12pm, Garden Room, Wellbeing

    • Dorset House Christmas Craft

      11 December 2018

      Dorset House Christmas Craft
      Brookes Library Special Collections pop-up event exploring the history of Occupational Therapy. Open to Brookes students and staff.
      Headington Library entrance/Forum area on level 0 in JHBB

    • Leadership and (dis)ability  - where are our disabled leaders?

      12 December 2018

      Leadership and (dis)ability - where are our disabled leaders?
      Where are our disabled leaders? A discussion on how to turn disability rights into reality – led by Dr Ossie Stuart and Dr Alex Donnelly. Open to all.