Think Human

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    Think Human: The Big Questions

    18:30–23:59, 15 May 2018, Pubs and coffee bars across Oxford

    What are the big questions facing humanity in the 21st Century? We all recognise that times are changing along with the ideas and opportunities open to us. Climate change and the potential for nuclear conflict threaten the very existence of our planet and humanity. On the other hand changing attitudes to gender differences and sexuality, promise a fairer more equal society. Contemporary issues point to dilemmas and hard choices that will have to faced. Will Brexit be a good or a bad thing for UK society? The movement of peoples across the globe poses big problems but also offers the prospect of saving and enhancing lives. Technological development can save and prolong lives but will human beings become dependent upon the machines that they create? Brookes' Philosophers, Historians and Political Scientists invite you to discuss the big questions facing humanity in the 21st Century in your local.

    Join us from 6.30pm in the Cape of Good Hope, and then across Oxford in the following order:

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    Human Library: Resist! Remain!

    16 May 2018, 16:00–18:00, Bonn Square, Oxford

    Think Human Festival’s Human Library takes on the theme of revolution. Leading academics from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University will act as ‘human books’ which visitors of all ages will be able to ‘loan’ and engage with. This pop-up, immersive, user-led event will provide a unique opportunity for visitors to interact with an expert from a range of perspectives including; historic, literary, political, legal and educational for 15 minutes per ‘book loan’ against the back drop of revolution.Revolutions appear violent, eruptive affairs which can change social and political landscapes dramatically and then seemingly fade from view. However, they continue to matter and contribute to the re-shaping of human identity time and time again. ‘Resist! Remain!’ will provide the chance to engage with and access humanities and social science disciplines in a fun, original and inspiring way, and aims to create a lasting impression of how these subjects can help to understand what it is to be human.

    Photography Exhibition

    25 April–12 June 2018, Old Fire Station Café, Oxford

    Exhibition of shortlisted entries from the Think Human Photography Competition.