15 March 2017
Director Ken Loach inspires film students at Oxford Brookes
BAFTA-winning director Ken Loach visited Oxford Brookes University yesterday (14 March) to open the 15th annual Oxford Human Rights Festival. Ken came to the University to introduce a screening of his hard-hitting, multi award-winning film I, Daniel Blake (2015) and deliver a Q&A session in conversation with Paul Inman, Pro Vice-Chancellor at Oxford Brookes.
02 March 2017
Audiograft returns for 2017 with experimental music and sound events
The annual Audiograft festival returns this March with its mix of experimental music and sound events providing a rare chance to see some of the world’s most innovative sound artists and musicians.
13 February 2017
Film Studies students and staff curate programme of classic films for Ultimate Picture Palace
Until Monday 13 March, the Ultimate Picture Palace will screen an eclectic mix of musicals, horror, gangster epics and adventure films, all of which have been chosen by staff and Master’s students on the course.
31 January 2017
Student art exhibition is inspired by Ashmolean artefacts
Foundation Art and Design students at Oxford Brookes have been inspired by the collections at the Ashmolean Museum and will show their work at a four-day pop up exhibition at OVADA beginning on Friday 10 February.
20 December 2016
Out of the Blue support local hospice with another festive charity single
Out of the Blue, Oxford’s premier all-male a cappella group have released their new Christmas Charity Single, a version of the festive classic ‘Sleigh Ride’.
06 December 2016
Successful ONE STEP, ONE VIEW exhibition by Chinese artist Pan Gongkai
Around 150 people attended the successful launch event of the architectural design exhibition by the highly regarded Chinese artist Pan Gongkai taking place in the Glass Tank on 6 October.
30 November 2016
In Conversation with Arti Shah: The School of Arts welcomes the star to Brookes
On Friday 21 October the School of Arts had the pleasure of being in conversation with none other than Arti Shah – who is well known for her work in: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2014).
18 November 2016
Welcome one, welcome all!
The Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment hold its 2nd cross Faculty International Student Welcome Events.
04 November 2016
Student brings top critics to Cowley for film festival
An Oxford Brookes University student is bringing six nationally-recognised film critics to Oxford as part of a film festival taking place throughout November.
27 October 2016
Supporting arts, culture and the creative economy across our cities and regions
University Alliance is shining a spotlight on universities’ role in cultural leadership, supporting the arts and driving forward the creative economy in their cities and regions.
03 October 2016
New Glass Tank programme begins with Chinese architectural artist Pan Gongkai
An exhibition by reputed Chinese artist Pan Gongkai will open in the Glass Tank at Oxford Brookes University on Friday (7 October).
30 September 2016
Three, six or 36: how many basic plots are there in all stories ever written?
Angus Phillips was interviewed by Alison Flood from the Guardian (13 July 2016) for a piece about the number of basic plots in literature.
29 September 2016
Relaxed evening at first Café Diffusion
Those who attended the School’s Sonic Art Research Unit’s inaugural Café Diffusion event in Brookes’ Union Hall in June, enjoyed a fun evening of electroacoustic music, sonic art and conversation.
15 September 2016
Master’s students launch ten-day arts festival in Oxford
Master’s students studying Interdisciplinary Arts Practices at Oxford Brookes University are opening a unique festival of contemporary art, social sculpture and sonic art in Oxford today (15 September).
25 July 2016
MA in Music offers new vocational element
This summer sees the completion of the first year of the revalidated MA Music. The new course is distinctive in the way in which it combines a highly respected academic programme with a Professional Experience module for those students who wish to enhance their professional skills.
22 July 2016
Art graduate selected for Modern Art Oxford’s Platform 2016
Elizabeth Holmes, who graduated from the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University this year, is one of the emerging artists selected to participate in the project alongside two other graduates from Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford and Reading University.
19 July 2016
Images of violence from Mexico to open in the Glass Tank
Entitled Images of violence from Mexico: A performance art based enquiry, the exhibition maps the research journey of Veronica Cordova de la Rosa, a Mexican artist and PhD student in the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes.
07 July 2016
Brookes is proud to sponsor Cowley Road Carnival 2016
Oxford Brookes is proud to sponsor this year’s Cowley Road Carnival and play a key role in Oxfordshire’s biggest community event which takes place on Sunday (10 July).
06 July 2016
Invitation to artists to feature work in PopArt Gallery LDN
Two Brookes alumni, Samantha Ball (Fine Art 2014) and Karel Kingsley (Law with Sociology 2015), have joined forces to launch PopArt Gallery LDN, this summer.
04 July 2016
Student work will form the new Brookes Public Art Collection
A selection of work from both the Fine Art Degree Show and Architecture End of Year Show has been chosen to form part of the newly established Oxford Brookes Public Art Collection.
16 May 2016
Student will publish book for young adults to reduce mental health stigma
A student at Oxford Brookes University is launching a book aimed at reducing stigma around mental health issues for young adults..
9 May 2016
Fine Art Degree Show 2016 is Off The Wall
Oxford Brookes Fine Art graduates of 2016 will present their multimedia degree show titled ‘Off The Wall’ this week.
4 May 2016
Local filmmakers celebrated at first Oxford Filmmakers Night
The Oxford Brookes’ Documentary Club will be hosting its first Oxford Filmmakers Night on Thursday 5 May to celebrate local filmmaking talent.
4 May 2016
This Month’s Big Night Out and Recitals Feature Great Performances from Brookes Music Students
Oxford boasts a multitude of performances spaces and opportunities. Brookes music students feature in any number of formal or informal events ranging from the Holywell Music Room to the O2 Academy.
28 April 2016
OICPS at the London Book Fair 2016
Students and staff from the Centre (Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies) were busy throughout the London Book Fair, held at Olympia from the 12 to 14 April 2016.
27 April 2016
OutBurst 2016 welcomes Olympic Gold medallist rower Ben Hunt-Davis
OutBurst is back for its fifth year bringing to life the expertise that’s buzzing around Oxford Brookes University to the doorstep of the public in Oxford.
25 April 2016
Oxford Brookes student short film nominated for awards
Three BSc Digital Media Production students from Oxford Brookes University have been nominated for two awards, following the debut of their short documentary on suicide amongst young adults.
2 March 2016
Rose Hill Art Project
Between 2012 and 2013, seventy-two residents of Rose Hill participated in The Rose Hill Art Project devised by artists brook & black to support community consultation and the development of artwork to form part of the new Rose Hill Community Centre.
29 February 2016
MA Music Graduate performs in Royal Opera House
We are extremely proud to announce that Benjamin Hulett, one of our MA Music graduates, recently appeared in the Royal Opera House’s production of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. The performance was broadcast on BBC Radio 3, live from Covent Garden.
25 February 2016
Father of Malala inspires all at Oxford Brookes
The father of Malala Yousafzai, the young woman famous for campaigning for the education of girls in Pakistan, recently met Brookes students and shared his hopes for the future of education at a visit to the University earlier this month (11 February) for the Oxford Human Rights Festival.
4 February 2016
New degree builds on furniture training heritage
Activate Learning has partnered with Oxford Brookes University to deliver the Furniture: Design and Make Foundation Degree and BA (Hons)..
08 January 2016
Brookes lecturer displaying sonic artwork at Winter Lights Festival, Canary Wharf
Ray Lee, award-winning composer and lecturer in the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University will be taking part in this year’s Winter Lights Festival at Canary Wharf, London (11-22 January).
16 December 2015
Award win and book launch for Caroline Davis
Oxford Brookes Senior Lecturer in Publishing, Caroline Davis, was presented with the 'Outstanding Academic Title 2014'.
15 December 2015
Out of the Blue release 2015 Christmas charity single for Helen and Douglas House
Oxford’s all-male a cappella group, Out of the Blue, has released their 2015 Christmas charity single to raise money for local children’s hospice Helen and Douglas House.
8 December 2015
Brookes Musicologist hosts successful Opera study day
Dr Alexandra Wilson, Reader in Music at Oxford Brookes recently organised a study day for the general public at the Institute of Musical Research in London, entitled Popular Opera in Britain, Past and Present (28 November 2015).
02 November 2015
Official signing of the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University
The latest chapter in the growing relationship between China and the UK. The event took place on Saturday 24 October officially launching the new educational facility which will begin teaching from January 2016.
26 October 2015
End of an era? 15 years of CSI
Brookes research staff and students along with colleagues from across globe discuss the final episode of CSI covering such disciplines as criminology and law, the episode was screened on 16 October 2015.
27 August 2015
Brookes’ research into memories of cinema-going in 1950s Italy
As Italy’s biggest film festival kicks off this week, the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (2-12 September 2015) Brookes highlights its on-going research into memories of cinema going in 1950s Italy.
3 August 2015
Art graduate selected for Platform 2015
An Oxford Brookes graduate has been selected by Modern Art Oxford to take part in the fourth Platform 2015 project. Platform is a region-wide project created to support new graduate artistic talent across the south east of England.
30 April 2015
Posthumous exhibition celebrates life and work of Brookes Fine Art graduate
somnium mundi is a posthumous exhibition of the work of artist Oliver Wortley, who graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2013.
14 April 2015
Audiograft returns for another successful year
Annual festival audiograft took place this year from 11-27 March. Audiograft is curated by The Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU) and includes a mix of experimental music, sound art concerts and exhibitions.
2 April 2015
Foundation Art and Design alumnus David Farrar awarded Fellowship by Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts
David Farrar, alumnus of the School of Arts’ Foundation Art and Design course, has been awarded a Fellowship by the Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts (VCCA), USA.
1 April 2015
Leander Reeves Anniversary Lecture Series
Leander Reeves, Senior Lecturer in Publishing, gave an open lecture on magazine publishing, as part of the Oxford Brookes Anniversary Lecture Series.
2 December 2014
British Book Design and Production Awards 2014
The British Book Design and Production Awards were held on 20 November 2014 at a glittering event in central London at The Grange St Paul's Hotel.
26 November 2014
Dr Jane Potter discusses Wilfred Owen’s poetry for WWI anniversary on BBC Radio 2
Dr Jane Potter, Senior Lecturer in Publishing at Oxford Brookes, was chosen to share her views on Wilfred Owen, a renowned First World War poet. In November, Dr Potter featured on BBC Radio 2
18 November 2014
Oxford Brookes’ MA Art student selected to be part of the Noise Festival 2014
Viviane Fallah, who studies Art at Oxford Brookes University, was chosen to submit a portfolio to this year’s Noise Festival. Her work was chosen from over 5,000 entries to be part of the Noise showcase.
11 November 2014
Headington gets chalked up for The Big Draw
Oxford residents have joined thousands of events all over the world for ‘The Big Draw’, by drawing their journeys in Headington. On 18 and 25 October, around 600 people of all ages came out to make chalk drawings of their journeys along London Road.
5 November 2014
Oxford Brookes School of Arts represented at second International symposium of Mokuhanga in Tokyo
September saw delegates from all over the world gather to Tokyo for the second international Mokuhanga conference. The conference was held at Tokyo University of the Arts from 10 to 14 September 2014.
9 October 2014
Successful MA Interdisciplinary Arts Festival for Brookes students
The School of Arts hosted another innovative and creative MA Interdisciplinary Arts festival which was enjoyed by many visitors. The event featured a number of students’ work from a range of MA Arts courses.
9 October 2014
Opera’s future discussed at OBERTO conference
On Tuesday 9 September 2014, Oxford Brookes: Exploring Research Trends in Opera (OBERTO) held their fourth annual conference, discussing the present and future of this historic art form.
9 October 2014
Learning the key to success at Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) publishing summer school
On 7-18 July 2014, Oxford Brookes played host to a number of guests attending the publishing summer school.
20 August 2014
Fine Art Graduate success at Free Range Show
Recent Fine Art graduate Zoe Maslen has been shortlisted for the Jerwood drawing prize. Zoe’s work was exhibited in the Glass Tank as part of the Fine Art Degree Show, ‘Play’.
3 July 2014
A new chapter for Oxfordshire's publishers
The Oxfordshire Publishing Cluster Group, a group coordinated by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, has been awarded £150,000 to develop locally run training courses for people in the publishing industry.
30 June 2014
First year Oxford Brookes student is camera assistant on first ever straight line journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats
First year film student Rowland Daniel has recently completed a work placement as camera assistant on the Beeline Britain project.
17 June 2014
Oxford Brookes is the first educational institute in UK to teach the newly released RED Epic-Dragon Camera
Shooting at 6K resolution (over 9 times the resolution of HD and surpassing even the new 4K standard of Ultra-HD being introduced), this positions Oxford Brookes University in a very strong and future-proofed position.
17 June 2014
Oxford Brookes Students attend the glamorous Cannes Film Festival
In May 2014 Film Studies was thrilled to be able to offer 20 student accreditations for the Cannes Film Festival.
16 May 2014
School of Arts staff scoop awards at Brookes Union Annual Teaching Awards
On the 2 May Brookes Union hosted the second annual teaching awards which were created by Brookes Union in partnership with the University.
16 May 2014
MA Publishing students create a bilingual catalogue about the Banlieue network
Students & staff from Publishing, School of Arts have been working develop an exhibition catalogue in partnership with the Department of English and Modern Languages.
28 April 2014
A diverse exhibition of Foundation Art & Design students at the Pitt Rivers and the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford
In March the Foundation Art and Design students exhibited their work at Pitt Rivers and The Museum of the History of Science in Oxford.
24 April 2014
Dr Alexandra Wilson awarded British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship Competition
Dr Alexandra Wilson, Reader in Music at Oxford Brookes has been awarded one of the British Academy’s prestigious Mid-Career Fellowships
2 April 2014
Thousands flock to Ashmolean Live Friday
Thousands of people were wowed at a night of 'Wisdom, Wonders and Widgets' hosted jointly by Oxford Brookes and the Ashmolean Museum.
17 February 2014
Arts alumna wins funding for Social Sculpture Research Unit
Fern Thomas who studied for both her undergraduate and postgraduate in the School of Arts has gone on to win funding from Creative Wales, allowing her to stay with the Social Sculpture Research Unit.
22 January 2014
Art and Design Foundation has outstanding outcomes
Brookes’ Foundation Studies in Art and Design course from the School of Arts has been judged by Ofsted to provide outstanding outcomes for students.
18 December 2013
Brookes Helps Jericho Phoenix Cinema Celebrate its 100 Birthday
Earlier this month, the Phoenix Picturehouse celebrated its 100th birthday with the launch of a new book that chronicles the life and times of the two-screen cinema at the heart of Jericho, Oxford.
2 December 2013
Oxford Brookes Launches First Distance-Learning Publishing MA in Europe
In January, an innovative new distance learning MA in Publishing will begin at Brookes’ Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS).
27 November 2013
Sustained success for Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
This year, the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment has continued to come out on top against its competitors in the university rankings.
22 November 2013
New Oxford Youth Ambassador for Poetry Visits Buckingham Palace
Azfa Awad, Oxford's Youth Ambassador for Poetry, funded by Oxford Brookes University and Oxford City Council, has commenced her new role with a significant first engagement - an evening of poetry at Buckingham Palace.
21 November 2013
MA Interdisciplinary Arts Festival showcases rich variety of artworks
During September, the School of Arts invited the community to see an eclectic range of artworks, ideas and dialogues by 10 MA Interdisciplinary Arts students.
23 October 2013
Opera Anniversaries Conference and Wagner One-Man Show
This September, OBERTO (Oxford Brookes: Exploring Research Trends in Opera) held its annual day-conference at Oxford Brookes University, with the theme ‘Staging Operatic Anniversaries’.
31 July 2013
Fine Art student wins prestigious award
Graduating student Viviane Fallah has recently become one of 10 winners of the 2013 Free Range artist award, chosen by a judging panel to be among the most talented graduating artists.
31 July 2013
Funding awarded for South African print culture project
British Academy funding has been awarded to Caroline Davis of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies under the International Partnership and Mobility Scheme.
20 June 2013
Music and History student to work on British Library exhibition
Rachel Arnold, a third year Music and History combined honours student, has been asked by the British Library to contribute some blog posts for their new exhibition Propaganda: Power and Persuasion.
20 June 2013
Brookes student shortlisted for national entrepreneurship award
An Oxford Brookes School of Arts student has been shortlisted for an entrepreneurial award following submissions from across the UK.
20 June 2013
Success for Oxford Brookes student in the BBC Music Magazine Awards
MA Music student Benjamin Hulett is celebrating his recent success in the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013, in which he contributed as a soloist for the recording of Handel’s Alceste.
14 June 2013
League table success for Arts courses
Oxford Brookes School of Arts programmes have seen significant improvements in the most recent editions of three major university league tables.
29 May 2013
BBC radio programme dedicated to book by Arts Fellow
School of Arts Early Career Research Fellow Emma Webster has had an episode of BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed dedicated to a book she has worked on in collaboration with some of the leading researchers in the field.
22 May 2013
Art and Design Foundation students participate in Oxford Fashion Week
Oxford Brookes students Jasmine Smith and Paige Richardson recently collaborated with local hair stylist Anne Veck and her team on a fashion photoshoot for the Oxford Fashion Week collection.
15 May 2013
Subject librarian elected as Chair of prestigious Art Libraries society
Chris Fowler, subject Librarian for Publishing and the Creative Arts, has been elected to become Chair of ARLIS/UK & Ireland - the professional organisation for people involved in library and information services.
15 May 2013
Distance-learning MA in Publishing in development
The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is developing a distance-learning option for its popular Publishing MA programme.
14 May 2013
Film Studies lecturer invited to teach course at Czech University
Film Studies Reader Dr Warren Buckland was recently involved in a short course at Masaryk University in Kamenice, Czech Republic, lecturing on one of his main research specialisms: Film Style and Aesthetics.
03 May 2013
Amazing Brookes showcase at Pegasus Theatre
Amazing Acts, Oxford Brookes University's week-long residency at the Pegasus Theatre in Cowley, has now finalised the programme for 2013.
15 April 2013
Alumnus to exhibit at the London National Theatre
Foundation Art and Design alumnus Peter Bobby will be exhibiting 'High-rise' in three solo shows, presented in three differing contexts in Cardiff, London and Bristol.
4 April 2013
Students' Union Teaching awards celebrate amazing teaching at Brookes
A number of staff from the School of Arts have been nominated for the very first Students' Union Teaching Awards, which are voted for by Brookes students.
27 March 2013
Student’s work displayed in Brooklyn Library
Fine Art undergraduate Hattie Hayes has taken part in two projects with the Sketch Book Project and the Brooklyn Library, New York.
26 March 2013
MA Publishing student to help judge BBC Short Story Competition
MA Publishing student, Emma Carroll, who is studying Children's Publishing, will help judge 500 WORDS; a short story competition for children run annually by BBC Radio 2 via the Chris Evans Breakfast Show.
26 March 2013
Arts and Humanities Research Council funded studentship: MA in Music
The School of Arts invites applications for the one-year AHRC-funded studentships in Music.
18 March 2013
Brookes alumnus has designs on your money
Brookes alumnus and co-designer of the Olympic torch Jay Osgerby '89 has designed a £2 coin for the Royal Mint with his design partner Edward Barber.
18 March 2013
Human Rights Film Festival throws spotlight on Youth Rights
Oxford’s Human Rights Film Festival returned to Oxford last month (21 - 24 February) with a series of thought-provoking screenings, guest speakers and live performance.
21 February 2013
Dixieland goes off with a bang
Dixieland went off with a bang and a roar as a cohort of Brookes' music acts entertained a crowd of 400 students, alumni and staff. The 1920's theme produced a thoroughly enjoyable evening with a vintage atmosphere.
21 February 2013
Audiograft 2013 | 25th February to 3rd March
Audiograft is a festival of experimental music and sound art curated by the Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU), promoted in collaboration with Oxford Contemporary Music.
15 February 2013
MA Publishing Student wins Touch Press Innovation award
Matteo Cocco (MA Publishing 2011-12) has won the Touch Press prize for an Innovative Digital Major Project.
8 February 2013
Student's interactive LEGO clock finds fame
Postgraduate student Alexander Allmont, who is in his second year of a part-time MPhil/PhD degree, has a new permanent installation at the Mechanical Art and Design Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon.
4 February 2013
Space & Time - An exhibition by Brookes Art and Design students
Over the Christmas break students from the Art & Design Foundation course at Oxford Brookes have been making work for an exhibition about Space & Time - two huge concepts with infinite possibilities.
28 January 2013
Winning pavilion design announced
The winning design has been announced for an installation which could form part of the public face of Oxford Brookes’ new campus development.
24 January 2013
Dr Daniela Treveri Gennari receives prestigious AHRC award
Dr Daniela Treveri Gennari, Programme Lead for Film Studies at Oxford Brookes, has received the prestigous AHRC award and a £690,000 funding contribution for her ‘Lost Audiences’ research project.
6 December 2012
British Academy award for Brookes composer
Artist and Brookes lecturer Ray Lee was a winner at the prestigious 2012 British Composer Awards this week.
26 November 2012
Arts Music graduate Philly Lopez sings with Stevie Wonder
The Brookes Alumna has recently Recently performed with Stevie Wonder at Glastonbury, with Il Divo on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, at the closing ceremony of the Olympics and at Downing Street.
6 November 2012
School of Arts Doctoral Bursary in Music (Opera Studies)
The School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to announce that it is able to offer a Doctoral Bursary to a new PhD student in Music for full time study commencing in January 2013.
27 July 2012
Tracey Warr, Research Associate in Fine Art Theory has been awarded a grant to develop the River Runs project into an international research network examining a possible future Water Age.
The research on show in a three-week exhibition will transform Modern Art Oxford into a unique River Research Centre this summer (30 July – 19 August).
29 June 2012
Olympic torch designer accepts Honorary Degree
Olympic torch designer Jay Osgerby has spoken about the importance of his year-long Foundation course in Art & Design while accepting his Honorary Degree.
10 May 2012
'42degrees' displays work by BA (Hons) students graduating in Fine Art from Oxford Brookes
The 'ambitious and assiduous' art showcase that is the Oxford Brookes 42degrees Fine Art Degree Show opened its doors to the public between Saturday 12 May – Saturday 19 May 2012