Speaker event

3 December


Speakers included: Sarah Teather MP, Chair of the Parliamentary Inquiry on Immigration Detention


Stall at Cowley Road carnival

6 July


Inter-faith vigil

22 June

Bonn Square


Book reading

18 June

Blackwells Bookshop

Authors reading from their work included Professor Alexander Betts, Caroline Moorhead, Wyon Stansfeld.



17 May


Screening of ‘Leave to remain’



Refugee Week film screening

June 17


Screening of BAFTA nominated ‘I am Nasrine’ 


Mixed arts event

2 May

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

20 November


Screening of  ‘Hamedullah: the Road Home’ and Q and A with the film maker, Sue Clayton.

Live Iranian music

Off-beat comedy Le Havre .


Film screening

18 June


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

1 March


The Asylum Monologues by Sonja Linden performed by Ice and Fire’s Actors for Human Rights.


Speaker Event

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

New RoadBaptistChurch

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

Public meeting


OxfordTown Hall

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.