One World Week

One World Week (OWW) is an annual celebration of the diversity and uniqueness of the many cultures and people that we have at Brookes. It is a week of internationally-themed events organised by staff and students at Oxford Brookes. 

(Locations & times subject to change)

 

 

Static Display - Islamic Society

All day in Union Square

Postcards to the World

Send a postcard to the world. Tell us where you're from, where you've been and where you'd love to travel to. Watch our muliticultural Brookes community appear. 

Union Square, JHBB

 

 

11:00 - 13:00
Musical Performance -Chinese Society

Union Square, Brookes Union, JHBB

13:00 - 14:00
The History of Pole - Pole Fitness

Find out about the origins of Pole dancing 
Union Square, Brookes Union, JHBB

14:00 - 16:00
Want to see the world? Work and volunteer your way around the globe.

Careers Service
The Forum, JHBB

16:00 - 17:00
What a wonderful world - Oxford Brookes Pathways 

An extravaganza of music and songs from around the world. Just come and listen or feel free to join in or even perform.
Union Gallery, JHBB

17:00 - 19:00
BYOB: Bakes of the World - Baking Society 

Bring your own bake to Baking Society’s Bakes of the World event. 
Union Meeting rooms 1 and 2


17:00 - 19:30
Pub Quiz 

Hosted by Quiz Society and Oxford Brookes Pathways
Sports Bar, Brookes Sport

18:30 - 21:00
Film Screening - "Evita" - Fortune Singers 

Union Hall, JHBB

 

10:00 - 12:00
Art Interactive - Art Society

Pick up a pen and join us in creating a collaborative piece of art! For OWW we want you to channel your inner artist and show us what your nationality means to you. You don’t have to be the next Picasso to take part! You can draw your native dish, landmark, flower or maybe something more personal. We look forward to seeing you there! 
Union Square, Brookes Union, JHBB

12:00 - 14:00
International Lunch - Various societies 

Join us for our annual International Lunch event. Our societies will be sharing their favourite foods from all around the world with you. It’s all free! 
The Terrace, JHBB

13:00 - 14:00
Traditional Tea Ceremony - The Confucius Institute 

We will take the audience through a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. With one staff acting and one explaining, the audience get a full understanding of the steps required to produce a culturally beloved ceremony. Following the ceremony completion, the audience will be invited to taste the tea prepared and ask questions about tea culture in China.
Union Square,  JHBB

14:00 - 14:30
Dance Showcase - Dance Society 

Union Square, JHBB

17:00 - 18:00
Meditation - Academic and Student Affairs 

An experiential introduction to Mindfulness Meditation. No previous expression necessary. Guided commentary by an experienced meditation teacher.
Headington Hill Hall

17:00 - 21:00
International Games - Table top gaming

JHB 402

18:00 - 19:30
Christian Union, Themed Quiz

Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

19:00 - 21:00
Film Screening - "Rafiki" - LGBTQ+ Society 

Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives, but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.
Union Hall, Brookes Union, JHBB

12:00 - 13:00
Interfaith Panel (panelists from CU, Hindu, Jsoc + Isoc)

Interfaith discussion on multiculturalism. Islamic Society, Jewish Society and Christian Union.
Union Gallery, JHBB

14:30 - 15:30
Calligraphy - Islamic and Japanese Society

Find out more about traditional calligraphy.  
Union Square, Brookes Union, JHBB

17:00 - 18:00
Taster Session - Model United Nations Society

An open Model UN debate session about the importance of multiculturalism.
Gibbs Building - G217

 

10:00 - 12:00
Art Interactive - Art Society 

Pick up a pen and join us in creating a collaborative piece of art! For OWW we want you to channel your inner artist and show us what your nationality means to you. You don’t have to be the next Picasso to take part! You can draw your native dish, landmark, flower or maybe something more personal. We look forward to seeing you there! 
Union Square, JHBB

11:00 - 13:00
Cheeses of the World - Cheese Society 

Taste different cheeses from around the world. 
Union Square, JHBB

11:00 - 13:00
Teas from around the world - Tea Society

Taste your way around the world in tea. 
Union Square, JHBB

11:00 - 13:00
International Bake Off

Championed by Anne-Marie Kilday, Pro Vice-Chancellor Student and Staff Experience, hosted by Cathy Burleigh
Staff members can bring in internationally themed baked good for all students and staff to vote for in a bake off style competition. 
The Forum, JHBB

13:00 - 14:00
Chinese Handkerchief Dance - The Confucius Institute 

From the most northern Chinese province, our instructor will perform a traditional Chinese handkerchief dance to give a glimpse into a beloved traditional performance. After the demonstration, the audience will be guided step by step through the performed piece to learn the moves for themselves. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about dance culture in China, traditional dances and other traditional performances after completing a full group performance.
Union Gallery, JHBB

13:00 - 14:00
Intersectionality in Practice - Fem Soc

An event celebrating the importance of rooting our diversity celebrations and anti-racist campaigns in intersectional feminism. A panel event that explores identities, largely marginalised ones, and how allies can uplift the voices of those who need it most. 
Union meeting rooms

14:00 - 17:00
Kimono Give it a go -  Japanese Society 

Union Square, JHBB

18:00 - 21:00
When Music meets Fashion - African Caribbean Society 

Union Square, JHBB

 

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