Event programme

Think Human Festival 2022

2-9 April 2022

Is AI taking over? Who really owns football? Do we still have a right to roam? How do we put girls in charge?

Think Human Festival 2022 will tackle these big questions and many others facing us today.

Our events are free, open to all and held across Oxford, providing opportunities to share current research in the humanities and social sciences that is relevant to everyone’s everyday lives.

Think Human events are designed to entertain, engage and inspire through debate, comedy, music, food, poetry and more.

Join us to explore how we can create the future we want to see.

Saturday 2 April 2022

Alex Farrow - Philosophy Pig

19:30 The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD), Old Depot, South Park, Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 7QJ

Alex Farrow's celebrated stand up show Philosophy Pig launches the Think Human Festival 2022

Alex Farrow

Monday 4 April 2022

Voices Made Visible: an exhibition of living and learning during lockdown

09:00 - 16:00 The Refectory and Glasgow Room, Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University

Add your personal contribution to this Photovoice exhibition of images and captions expressing experiences of the pandemic.

Voices made Visible

A Tale of Whose City? Tackling growth, gentrification and inequality in Oxford

17:00-18:30, The Courtroom, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX

Join us for a panel discussion tackling growth, gentrification and inequality in the UK's oldest University city.

Silhouette of Oxford

The Future of School

17:00 - 18:00 Online 

Join us to discuss what schooling should look like in a post-pandemic future.

small girl dancing

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Voices Made Visible: an exhibition of living and learning during lockdown

09:00 - 16:00 The Refectory and Glasgow Room, Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University

Add your personal contribution to this Photovoice exhibition of images and captions expressing experiences of the pandemic.

Voices Made Visible

Launching Oxymoron: a new creative cooperative for Oxford and beyond

17:00 - 18:30 Arts at The Old Firestation, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ

Join us for the launch event of Oxymoron, a new creative co-operative aiming to bring together Oxford's diverse communities.

Sketched drawing of woman

Diversifying children's literature: whose worlds are we sharing?

18:00 - 19:30, Lecture Theatre, Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University

Ever stopped to consider the stories we share with young readers and what they might be telling them about the world?

bookshelves full of books

All Fired Up - Poetry Showcase

19:30 - 20:30 Online

Join us for an online poetry showcase with a reading from award winning poet Mary Jean Chan. 

Mary Jean Chan

Wednesday 6 April 2022

How was it for you? Mothering experiences and the pandemic

10:00 - 12:00, The Pavilion, Flo's - The Place in the Park, Rymers Lane, Oxford, OX4 3JZ

Join us for storytelling of mothering in the pandemic and help us explore whether notions of motherhood have changed.

linocut

How was it for you? Mothering experiences and the pandemic

13:00 - 14:30, The Pavilion, Flo's - The Place in the Park, Rymers Lane, Oxford, OX4 3JZ

Join us for storytelling of mothering in the pandemic and help us explore whether notions of motherhood have changed.

linocut

But what’s the catch? Investigating eco friendly marketing

10:30 - 11:30 G06, Clerici Building, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University

Join us to explore the perceptions and realities of eco-friendly marketing.

We will be having a coffee tasting at the Avo Cafe after the panel event.

Food in hands

Don't lose your way: walking and protecting our rights of way

16:00 - 19:00,  Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University

Join us on a guided walk across Oxford before we return to Headington Campus to discuss   how rights of way can be defended and promoted.

Footpath sign

Thursday 7 April 2022

Voices Made Visible: an exhibition of living and learning during lockdown

09:00 - 16:00 The Forum, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University

Add your personal contribution to this Photovoice exhibition of images and captions expressing experiences of the pandemic.

Voices made visible

Mythbusting AI

13:00-14:30, Union Hall, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University

Don't Panic! Mythbusting our relationship with intelligent machines.

Binary

What if? Creating the future we want

16:00 - 18:00, Barracks Lane Community Garden, Barracks Lane, off Cumberland Road, Oxford, OX4 2AP

An interactive workshop with Rob Hopkins and Nicole Pohl.

Mountain and quote

Friday 8 April 2022

Voices Made Visible: an exhibition of living and learning during lockdown

09:00 - 16:00 The Forum, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University

Add your personal contribution to this Photovoice exhibition of images and captions expressing experiences of the pandemic.

Voices Made Visible

Our Food: Our History. Explore the inherited recipes of a diverse community

10:00 - 16:00 The Pavilion, Flo's - The Place in the Park, Rymers Lane, Oxford, OX4 3JZ

Drop in and tell us about the recipes you've inherited. Add your family recipe to our East Oxford Heritage Cookbook.

Recipe books

Acting Outside the Box - Though This Be Madness

13:00 - 15:00, Union Hall, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University

Join us for a screening of Mandala's Though this be Madness followed by discussion on the impact of school exclusions.

Though this be madness poster

Dylan at 80 - Live music and discussion

17:00 - 19:00, The Forum, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University

Join us for live music and discussion exploring Bob Dylan's life and legacy.

Bob Dylan

Saturday 9 April 2022

Listening and attending to others: Iris Murdoch and Samaritans

17:00 - 18:30, Arts At The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ

Actress Annette Badland reads Iris Murdoch on attending to others, and we discuss how listening more can help everyone.

Iris Murdoch

Unbody by Jay Bernard

An interactive augmented reality installation by award winning poet Jay Bernard.

18:00 - 22:00 OVADA, ,The Warehouse, The Warehouse, 14 Osney Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NJ 

NB: A 30 minute slot will be allocated to attendees following registration

Jay Bernard

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