Oxford Sanctuary Fair 2023
Thursday, 11 May 2023, 10.30am to 6.30pm
Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1BX
A free, all-day drop-in event connecting refugees, students, and the local community.
Come along to Oxford’s first town-and-gown Sanctuary Fair - a free, full-day event at Oxford Town Hall, on Thursday 11 May.
The Fair is open to everyone and provides an opportunity to learn more about refugee issues and how we can all make a difference.
It will include panel discussions and interactive workshops featuring students, academics, activists, politicians, community leaders, and influencers, many of whom have experienced displacement first-hand.
Stalls from community organisations will give you a chance to meet those who are making a difference on the front line, and to find volunteering opportunities and practical actions to support refugees and asylum seekers in Oxford and beyond.
Sanctuary Fair 2023 is a collaborative event hosted by Asylum Welcome, the Refugee Studies Centre (University of Oxford), and Oxford City Council.
If you would like to register your attendance at the event, you can do so here.
Find out more about 'Access to Oxford Town Hall' here.
Sanctuary Fair programme
Download the final programme here
Assembly Room (10.30 - 12.00)
- Making Sanctuary a Reality in Oxford
- The Political Landscape of Migrant Rights in the UK
Main Hall (12.30 - 18.30)
COMMUNITY Panel | 12.30 - 13.30
Arriving, Surviving, and Thriving in Oxford
EDUCATION Panel | 13.45 - 14.45
Access to Education for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
HOMES Panel | 15.00 - 16.00
Hosting Refugees in Oxfordshire
FAITH Panel | 16.15 - 17.15
Supporting Refugees through Faith Communities
CAMPAIGNING Panel | 17.30 – 18.15
Keep Campsfield Closed: a Local Campaign
St Aldates Room (12.45 - 17.15)
ADVOCACY Workshop | 12.45 - 13.30
What can I do? Advocating for migrants’ rights today
CAREERS Workshop | 13.45 - 14.45
Career Pathways in the Refugee Sector
DEMOCRACY Workshop | 15.15 - 16.00
Building a City of Sanctuary: Local Authorities and Migrants’ Rights
CREATIVE Workshop | 16.30 – 17.15
How Can the Arts Amplify Voices of the Displaced?