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Festival of humanities and social sciences
3–14 February 2020
We are delighted to announce that following a fantastic response to our call for event proposals the Think Human Team are developing an exciting programme of free events for the 2020 Festival taking place 3-14 February. Do revisit these pages in the coming months for updates on the programme of events and booking information.
In May 2018 over 2,000 people joined us for the first Think Human Festival in 2018. Across 6 days and 35 events. Sessions ranged from free workshops, debates, activities and performances, covering topics as diverse and divisive as Brexit, criminality in the internet age, protest songs, and the history of magic.
We invite you to join us again in 2020 to test your assumptions, expand your perspectives, explore human identities, and let Think Human empower and inspire you!
Academics from Oxford Brookes University recommend books that made them who they are. Tag us on social media with the
Professor Anne-Marie Kilday recommends The Ghost of Blackwood Hall, a book in the Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene.
Dr Rico Isaacs recommends Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson.
Professor Simon Kövesi recommends Don Juan by Lord Byron.
Professor Joanne Begiato recommends The Saracen Lamp by Ruth M. Arthur.
Dr Patrick Alexander recommends The Rights of Passage by Arnold Van Gennep.
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