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Join us for this year’s University of Oxford Sanctuary Fair Part 1 on 24 April from 2-6 pm at Worcester College. This event aims to bring together different members of the University to better understand our commitment to being a University of Sanctuary and how to make this a reality across the intercollegiate university.

We welcome everyone to join us as we learn more about what being a University of Sanctuary means for all of us, and how students, faculty, and staff across different colleges and departments are committed to ensuring an inclusive culture for sanctuary seekers in the university and beyond. This will be our launch event in preparation for our 1st anniversary celebrations of being an accredited University of Sanctuary in May 2024. 

We look forward to seeing you on 24 April at Worcester College. 

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The University of Sanctuary Fair is a collaborative event organised by the University of Oxford, Oxford Sanctuary Community, the Refugee Studies Centre (University of Oxford), Worcester College (University of Oxford), and Asylum Welcome.


PANEL DISCUSSIONS (Hall 2.30-5.30)

2.30-2.35:  Opening remarks

2.35-3.20: What does being a University of Sanctuary mean for an intercollegiate university?

3.30-4.15: Building an inclusive culture across the University

4.30-5.15: The University acting in and engaging with the community

5.15-5.30: Closing remarks

University of Sanctuary Fair, part 1, poster

Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

The Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture is held in Trinity term. It is named after Professor Elizabeth Colson, a renowned anthropologist.

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture

The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture is named in honour of Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, the founding Director of the Refugee Studies Centre. It is held each year in Michaelmas term.

Public Seminar Series

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Saturday, 20 July 2024, 2pm to 3pm @ The Crypt Cafe, St Peters Church, Northchurch Terrace, London N1 4DA