Speakers included: Sarah Teather MP, Chair of the Parliamentary Inquiry on Immigration Detention
Stall at Cowley Road carnival
Authors reading from their work included Professor Alexander Betts, Caroline Moorhead, Wyon Stansfeld.
Screening of ‘Leave to remain’
Refugee Week film screening
Screening of BAFTA nominated ‘I am Nasrine’
Mixed arts event
Old Fire Station
Performance from Ice and Fire
Animation: ‘1000 voices’ by Tim Travers Hawkins
Live music by musicians from Asylum Welcome and Crisis Skylight
Mixed arts event
Screening of ‘Hamedullah: the Road Home’ and Q and A with the film maker, Sue Clayton.
Live Iranian music
Off-beat comedy Le Havre .
Screening of the critically acclaimed ‘Welcome’.
Escape to Safety Exhibition
St Gregory the Great school
Interactive multimedia installation, built into a lorry, was positioned outside the school throughout Refugee Week, and Asylum Welcome volunteers lead a series of workshops aimed at encouraging young people to understand the problems faced by asylum seekers in Britain.
Asylum Monologues Performance
The Asylum Monologues by Sonja Linden performed by Ice and Fire’s Actors for Human Rights.
Austen Ivereigh, writer, journalist, commentator and campaigner, spoke about his work with London Citizens and the Strangers into Citizens campaign.
14 June 2010
Oxford town hall
Speakers included: Shami Chakrabarti (Director, Liberty) Dawn Chatty (Deputy Director, Refugee Studies Centre) and Emma Ginn (Coordinator, Medical Justice)
Oxford Refugee Week Fair
19 June 2010
Live music, food and exhibitions celebrating the contributions of refugees to the UK.
Book launch ‘See How I Land’
23 November 2009
Quaker Meeting House
Poems from the book ‘See How I Land’, read by the authors. A project run by the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre in partnership with Asylum Welcome.
Event ‘Walking in the Shoes of Asylum Seekers’
24 November 2008
Asian Cultural Centre
Speakers included Helen Bamber (founder of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture and the Helen Bamber Foundation and Canon Nicholas Sagovsky (member of the Independent Asylum Commission and the Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey).
Refugee Week debate
Meeting focusing on the theme of the report of the Independent Asylum Commission, ‘How we treat people seeking sanctuary in the UK'.
Speakers included Tariq Ali (novelist, historian, political campaigner) and refugee Innocent Empi (political activist who fled persecution in the Democratic Republic of the Congo).
Grounds of St. Mary Magdalen's Church
To raise awareness of destitution.
Refugee Week book launch
Contributors to Nikki van der Gaag's and Rory Carnegie's book How the World came to Oxford talked about their experiences as asylum seekers and refugees in Oxford.
Introduced by Mark Haddon, novelist. Music by Jali Fily Cissokho, kora player and griot singer.
Refugee Week event
OxfordTown Hall Meeting
Speaker: Jon Snow, journalist and broadcaster.