Disability History Month

16 November to 16 December 2022

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.

Disability History Month 2022

Running from 16 November to 16 December, the Staff Disability Network will be marking Disability History Month with a range of activities and sessions. Nationally, this year’s Disability History Month theme is Disability, Health and Wellbeing.

Staff and students can also visit our Neurodiversity resources and Wellbeing at University reading lists created by the Library.

Lloyd Building lit up for Disability History Month

Programme of events

Live Comedy Show - Tom Skelton: 2020 Visions (What if I Hadn't Gone Blind?)

Tom Skelton: 2020 Visions (What if I Hadn't Gone Blind?)

Wednesday 7 December 2022, 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Could you see the funny side to going blind? 12 years after losing most of his sight, ‘deliciously talented’ (Guardian) Oxford Brookes alumnus Tom Skelton looks back and wonders what might've been. But would Tom from 2020 swap places with fantasy Tom with 20:20 vision? The show looks back at the last decade since Tom lost most of his sight in 2010 due to a genetic condition and explores his regrets, what ifs, and realities of life as a VIP (visually impaired person)!

This event is open to all and includes light refreshments afterwards.

Lloyd Building lit up for #PurpleLightUp Disability History Month


Friday 2 December 2022

To kick start the celebration of Disability History Month, on Friday 2 December, we will be taking part in #PurpleLightUp led by Purple Space which marks International Day of People with Disabilities on 3 December. 

We will be lighting up Lloyd Building and Headington Sports Centre in purple.

Man on a rowing machine

Staff wellness checks

5 to 9 December 2022

Through the week beginning 5 December, you can access Staff Wellness Checks.

Book a slot at Headington gym for a 15-20 minute consultation with the fitness team, measuring weight and body composition using our InBody scanner. Blood pressure and resting heart rate will enable the team to provide feedback, and provide advice on training and exercise to improve health and wellness.

Please book with Nailson: npatrocinio@brookes.ac.uk.

Bollywood dance online class

Bollywood dance sessions

Tuesday 6 December 2022

There will be two Bollywood dance sessions on Tuesday 6 December:

  • a virtual session at 1.00pm (Zoom) 
  • an in-person session 5.00pm to 6.00pm (Dance Studio).
Person on a climbing wall

Climbing wall sessions

Wednesday 7 December, 2.00 to 4.00pm

Please email to book: climb@brookes.ac.uk.

Person doing yoga

Yoga sessions

Tuesday 13 December, 1.00-1.45pm and 1.45-2.30pm

There will be two yoga sessions on 13 December in the Dance Studio - 1.00pm to 1.45pm and 1.45pm -2.30pm (accessible class). Mats will be provided.

Please book with James Ridgley directly: jridgley@brookes.ac.uk.

Other events

DAWN and DMU Women: Autism in Women

Tuesday 29 November, 12.00pm - 1.30pm

Lots of people are quite unaware of how autism presents in women. There are lots of women out there struggling and they perhaps don’t know why. This webinar will address autism in women and late diagnosis.

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Past events