Events at Brookes

These events are intended to be a pleasant social occasion and we expect all attendees to behave in a courteous manner and to treat other attendees fairly and respectfully. The University reserves the right to request any attendees to leave who, in its view, are impairing the enjoyment of others.

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Monday 14 October
18:00 - 19:00
Jamala Osman tells her life story: overcoming challenging circumstances to take action and charge of her future. She describes her journey of "spiralling into control", and how music helped her pursue and find her alternative life.
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Thursday 17 October
18:00 - 19:00
Ben White will question the role - and rule - of international law in Gaza. Ben is a writer and analyst, specialising in Palestine/Israel. He has written for Al Jazeera, The Guardian, The Independent and others - and has published four books, the latest of which is Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel. has appeared on TV and radio, and spoken at the Houses of Parliament, Amnesty UK, and universities in the UK, Canada and the USA.
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Wednesday 23 October
18:00 - 19:00
Sudanese-born Yassmin Abdel-Magied is an advocate for the empowerment of women, young people and people of colour. She founded her first organisation, Youth Without Borders, at the age of 16, published her debut memoir, Yassmin’s Story, at age 24, and followed up with her first fiction book for younger readers, You Must Be Layla, in 2019.
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Wednesday 6 November
18:00 - 19:00
Professor Katherine Smart’s stellar career brings together the academic, industrial and entrepreneurial strands of brewing and distilling. And it gives her special insights into modern brewing and distilling science - in which she has always had a deep interest. She will also share fascinating recollections from a career including scientific research, academic success, adjusting to senior roles in the corporate world and bringing her expertise into an entrepreneurial venture with a new gin distillery.
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Wednesday 13 November
18:00 - 19:00
Live projects are designed and made by architecture students in collaboration with local communities. They allow students to learn skills that they will later use in practice but more than that, they are transformational experiences for all involved. Join Professor Jane Anderson to find out how they work and why they are a powerful agent for collaborative and authentic learning.
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Thursday 14 November
18:30 - 19:30
Meet the Oxford Brookes alumnus who discovered the largest rainforest in Southern Africa! Julian Bayliss ’03 organises and runs scientific expeditions to inaccessible areas that have generally not been visited by biologists before. When not organising scientific expeditions, he is involved with protected area management and combating wildlife crime in Africa and during this time he has discovered over 20 new species to science.
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Wednesday 20 November
18:00 - 19:00
Farrah Storr, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE UK, will be speaking at our inaugural Making is Thinking, Thinking is Making event. She will talk about what she has learnt and how they have got her where she is today.
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Wednesday 27 November
18:00 - 19:00
Yaacov Yadgar will offer a deeper view of the nature of the debate on Jewish identity politics in Israel. He will challenge some of the ‘taken for granted’ assumptions regarding the politics of ‘The Jewish State’, discussing, among other things, recent controversies that have dominated the international media regarding Israel. Yaacov Yadgar is the Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies at the University of Oxford.
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Wednesday 4 December
18:00 - 19:00
Join five of today’s best food writers to discuss the particular qualities of their craft. Enquiries received by food magazines, newspaper supplements and cookery websites reveal that many people of all ages dream of becoming a food writer. But what distinguishes perfectly seasoned prose from half-baked hackwork? The expert panel has been brought together by the Jane Grigson Trust - an educational charity, which promotes a broad knowledge of what we eat, founded in memory of one of the most distinguished food writers of the 20th century.
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Wednesday 11 December
18:00 - 19:00
Francesca Martinez is a wobbly* comedian, writer, and speaker who has toured internationally and appeared on numerous TV shows. A sought-after social commentator on TV and radio, she has appeared on Question Time, Channel 4 News, Newsnight and This Week, and has made several appearances on Radio 4’s hugely popular The News Quiz alongside the late, great Jeremy Hardy. She has spoken about austerity, climate change, and disability benefits/funding cuts at numerous events, meetings and rallies. * She has mild cerebral palsy but she much prefers the word ‘wobbly’.
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Wednesday 12 February
18:00 - 19:00
Super-Glue is invisible to the naked eye, has exceptional strength and displays incredibly fast ‘reactions’ - superpowers that allow it to stick instantaneously to anything (well, almost anything) in a smooth and seamless fashion. But just like plastic, another wonder material of the late 1950s, it’s proving to be the equivalence of kryptonite for our global eco-system. Join Professor James Broughton in the Adventures of Super-Glue.
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Wednesday 26 February
18:00 - 19:00
Hadi Damien was arrested in the middle of Beirut Pride 2018 and placed in custody following the homophobic fabrication of a fake, sensational TV programme that was attributed to Beirut Pride. He was released after the suspension of the scheduled activities, and the initiation of criminal proceedings against him, relating to the organisation of events that "incite debauchery". He will share candidly his reflections on LGBTIQ+ matters and the meaning of Prides, as well as discussing ways to advance so-called LGBTIQ+ rights in Lebanon - a global conversation springing from his personal contribution and experience.
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Wednesday 4 March
18:00 - 19:00
How can work and caring be combined in contemporary UK society? Professor Tina Miller will explore the gender challenges and opportunities.
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Wednesday 18 March
18:00 - 19:00
Dr Mustafa Alachkar is the founder of Celebrating Syria: a festival of arts and culture. This event in Manchester enables Syrians in the UK to celebrate their culture and also to share it with their British friends and neighbours. In this lecture Mustafa will explore the role of culture and cultural identity in enhancing the resilience of Syrian refugees - the things that help them rebuild their lives in the UK despite the traumas they have experienced in Syria, during their journey to the UK, and in the UK itself.
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Wednesday 25 March
18:00 - 19:00
This talk by historian Dr Tosh Warwick tells the story of the unlikely international bond between Middlesbrough and North Korea that emerged during the 1966 World Cup and continues into the 21st century.
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Wednesday 22 April
18:00 - 19:00
The CEO of Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC), Lisa Ward joins Tracey Rosenfeld-Schueler and Rev Kate Harford for an interfaith discussion about the role of faith in protecting women and girls from violence, and in perpetuating violence.
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Wednesday 29 April
18:00 - 19:00
Dame Katherine Grainger will give her annual Chancellor’s Lecture on a key theme for the university - in her own entertaining and inspiring way.
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Wednesday 6 May
18:00 - 19:00
The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Annual Research Lecture. It’s not just faces and fingerprints that are unique. So are hands - and this is making it possible to catch child abusers on camera. Variations in the anatomical minutiae of the human hand mean each person’s hands are different, as anatomists have long realised. The importance of this to forensic human identification is now being demonstrated by Professor Black’s ground-breaking research. In this lecture, she will look at how research in the field of identification from the hand has assisted in the investigation and prosecution of crimes relating to child sexual abuse. The identification of a perpetrator in ‘first generation’ images is paramount if the vulnerable of society are to be protected and those guilty of the crime brought to justice.
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Wednesday 13 May
18:00 - 19:00
In the revolution around the digital transformation of journalism have we lost the connection between news and democracy? Join the former Guardian Editor-in-Chief Alan Rusbridger for his insights into how journalism is changing and needs to change.
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Event registration summary
From the block to the bank:
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Gaza: beyond international law?:
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Black History Month: a special keynote lecture:
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The science and business of spirits and beer:
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Designing from life:
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Journeys of discovery: ecology and exploration:
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Everything I've learned about journalism...that your college probably won't tell you:
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Israel and the problem of Jewish identity:
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The pleasure of the plate: how to write about food:
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The beauty of diversity:
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Super-Glue: hero or villain?:
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From Beirut to the world: pride, love & prejudice:
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How do we fit family life and paid work together?:
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Celebrating a rich culture:
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When a bit of England fell in love with N. Korea:
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Violence against women and girls:
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Chancellor's Lecture 2020:
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Anatomy and forensic anthropology:
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Breaking news: why journalism needs remaking:
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