Think Human

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  • The 2018 Festival

    In May 2018 all our Think Human Festival events were free to attend. Sessions ranged from live music to panel discussions on writing fiction. You can explore all of the events we provided during the week below. Our schedule of events for 2020 will be added below as they are confirmed so watch this space. 

    Monday 21 May

    Time Event Venue Event type Age
    11:00–14:00 Dangerous Speech and Images: Criminality in the Internet Age Chakrabarti Room Workshop 12+
    13:00–15:00 (Un)official histories: researching being human Special Collections, Brookes Library Exhibition All ages
    14:00–15:30 Understanding Intersectional Oxford Union Hall Workshop All ages
    17:00–19:00 Protest Songs: Protest and Resistance in Changing Times John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre Panel and Live Music All ages

    Tuesday 22 May

    Time Event Venue Event type Age
    12:00–13:00 Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre presents Kei Miller Learning Studio, Clerici Building Poetry Reading All ages
    13:00–15:00 (Un)official histories: researching being human Special Collections, Brookes Library Exhibition All ages
    13:00–15:00 The Brexit Generation: A debate on the UK’s future outside of the EU Union Hall Debate 14+
    14:30–15:30 Virtual Human Evolution Union Square Exhibition All ages
    17:00–17:45 Tea and a 3 Minute PhD Union Hall Showcase INVITE ONLY
    17:00–18:00 Re-imagining John Wesley Lincoln College Lecture All ages
    18:00-19:00 There’s been a Murder! But why do we care? John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre Lecture FULLY BOOKED

    Wednesday 23 May

    Time Event Venue Event type Age
    10:00–13:00 Journeys to, journeys from: pathways through time Union Square Installation All ages
    11:00–12:00 Thinking Evil in Dark Times Union Hall Performance All ages
    12:00–13:00 Fragmented and Convoluted: Working-Class Experiences of Navigating Higher Education Chakrabarti Talk All ages
    13:00–15:00 (Un)official histories: researching being human Special Collections, Brookes Library Exhibition All ages
    14:00–16:00 “Stimulate Your Senses” Five Senses Tour Ashmolean Museum Exhibition FULLY BOOKED 
    18:00-19:00 Writing Working-Class Fiction John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre Panel Discussion All ages
    19:30-21:00 Sinéad Morrissey - Poetry Reading Old Fire Station Café Poetry Reading All ages

    Thursday 24 May

    Time Event Venue Event type Age
    10:00–12:00 Teddy Bears’ Picnic Harcourt Arboretum Performance INVITE ONLY
    13:00–15:00 (Un)official histories: researching being human Special Collections, Brookes Library Exhibition All ages
    14:00–17:00 Affirming the Arts and Humanities in the Primary Curriculum Glasgow Room Workshop All ages
    14:30–16:30 Human Story Theatre Harcourt Hill Lecture Theatre Performance All ages
    18:00–19:00 Educating for Mental Resilience Westminster Chapel, Harcourt Hill Panel Discussion All ages
    19:30–21:00 Clare Pollard – Poetry Reading Old Fire Station Café Poetry Reading All ages

    Friday 25 May

    Time Event Venue Event type Age
    10:00–16:00 Craft Activism: Collaborative crafting as activism, the search for justice & the creation of emotional objects OVADA Exhibition 12+
    12:00–13:00 The Rivonia Trial a model UN Committee Music, Green, and Dining Rooms, Headington Hill Hall Exhibition and Q&A All ages
    13:00–15:00 (Un)official histories: researching being human Special Collections, Brookes Library Exhibition All ages
    13:30–14:30 The Magical Tradition of the Household Dragon Chakrabarti Talk 11+
    14:00–17:00 Film, identity and power Ultimate Picture Palace Film Screening 15+
    17:30-19:00 Murder Among The Mateys Headington Hill Hall Investigation All ages
    19:30-22:30 Stanza and Stand Up East Oxford Community Centre Performance 18+

    Saturday 26 May

    Time Event Venue Event type Age
    10:00–14:00 “Stimulate Your Senses” 5 Senses Tour Ashmolean Museum Exhibition All ages
    14:00–17:00 Mum’s the Word The Ark-T Centre Performance 16+
    14:30–16:00 Routes into Research Ashmolean Museum Talk All ages
    18:00–19:00 Food writing: Enhancing the human condition Chakrabarti Lecture All ages