• Experience Oxford Literary Festival
  • Experience Oxford Literary Festival

    Event type
    A one day on campus event
    Next date
    April 2020
    Year 12 / first year college students
    Whole day event
    On campus and in Oxford city centre
    Group size
    Maximum 30 students
    An educational and cultural trip to Oxford Brookes University Campus and the Oxford Literary Festival, providing students with an experience to inspire and motivate them with their English Literature and to give them a key discussion point for personal statements.  
  • Who the event is for

    Year 12 students with an interest in studying English Literature at a Higher Level.

    About the event

    An exciting multidisciplinary event which coincides with the Oxford Literary Festival. Students will get the opportunity to visit the Oxford Brookes Campus to view a drama production about life during the World War. After the event students will have the opportunity to go into Oxford City centre to attend a talk at the renowned Oxford Literary Festival.

    Aims include:

    • To increase students cultural knowledge
    • To increase students’ confidence at school
    • To develop a discussion point for personal statements
    • To raise the aspirations of students in the local community.

    Links to Ofsted criteria

    Personal development, behaviour and welfare by providing students with a cultural education through listening to inspirational talks.

  • Travel and catering

    Please see below for details

  • If you are travelling independently, please ensure you allow time to register when you arrive.

    By car

    Car parking is limited and we encourage you to use public transport wherever possible. Please note that there is no parking available at Headington Campus except for disabled badge holders.

    If you require disabled parking, please contact us.

    The following car parks use the 400 Park & Ride service which pick up from inside the car park. Alternatively you can use the Oxford Brookes U1 service which stops on the main road outside the car parks.

    For further bus information please visit:

    By train

    There are direct train services to Oxford from London and many other UK towns and cities. Please only use Oxford Railway Station in the city centre; Oxford Parkway is not serviced by our BROOKESbus.

    Please note that the U1 bus stop is located on the main road to the right of the train station on Park End street

    For more information on train services, visit National Rail Enquiries.

    By coach

    From London there are two direct coach services, both running every 10-15 minutes during the day, which drop you off right outside our Headington Campus.

    On arrival at the campus you will be met by a student ambassador and taken to the main reception to register.

    Sponsored coach travel can be booked by the Oxford Brookes Schools and Colleges Liaison Team. If you require this, please indicate on the registration form.

    By coach

    If you are travelling by coach, we'll let your school/college what time to arrive.

    Please arrange for the coach driver to drop you off at the B4 bus stop on the London Road (the lay-by which the Oxford Tube pulls into). This is a busy road so you should ensure your students alight from the coach as quickly as possible. On arrival you will be met by a student ambassador and taken to the main reception to register. At the end of the day please arrange for the coach driver to collect you from the same place, the B4 bus stop.

    Please note – there is no parking available for coaches on the day so please arrange with your coach company to park elsewhere, for example at Thornhill park and ride.

    By minibus

    We do have a limited number of parking spaces available for minibuses. Please contact us as soon as possible if you will require this.

    On arrival at the campus you will be met by a student ambassador and taken to the main reception to register.

    Catering will be provided on the day. Dietary requirements can be catered for if provided a minimum of two weeks before the event.