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November 2018

The Arts of Integrating – lecture by Professor Alison Phipps, OBE

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blackfriars, St Giles
Oxford, OX1 3LY
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"Las Casas Institute for Social Justice Annual Lecture 2018. God and the Illegal Alien. The Arts of Integrating a lecture by Professor Alison Phipps, OBE, With Gameli Tordzro, Naa Densua Tordzro and Tawona Sitholé. Refugee integration is a concern across the Western world. How to ensure cohesive societies? How to develop policies which will allay fears? How to set limits or erase limits around who may or may not ‘integrate’? As a result the concept of integration has become highly…

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Seminar – The Kindertransport: Contesting memory

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3TB
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"Seminar by Dr Jennifer Craig-Norton (University of Southampton) The 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport is a fitting time to reflect on the programme and reassess the ways in which it has been remembered in this country. The enduring narrative of the Kindertransport as a heroic response that rescued and saved 10,000 predominantly Jewish youngsters under the age of seventeen has reappeared in the national conversation in the context of current refugee crises. Utilising rare archival evidence from Kindertransportees’ case files as…

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Photos, Food and Music to Support Refugees in Oxford

November 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Michael’s Church, 33 Lonsdale Road, Summertown
Oxford, OX2 7ES
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£8

"Join us for a fun fundraising weekend in support of Asylum Welcome. Since retiring three years ago, I’ve been working as a volunteer adviser at Asylum Welcome, helping asylum seekers and refugees to navigate the many bureaucratic and everyday obstacles they face. In my work as a documentary filmmaker, I travelled to many fascinating places. The photos in this exhibition are from some of the countries I have visited over the years, along with ones taken in Oxford and around…

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Photos, Food and Music to Support Refugees in Oxford

November 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
St Michael’s Church, 33 Lonsdale Road, Summertown
Oxford, OX2 7ES
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£5

"Join us for a fun fundraising weekend in support of Asylum Welcome. Since retiring three years ago, I’ve been working as a volunteer adviser at Asylum Welcome, helping asylum seekers and refugees to navigate the many bureaucratic and everyday obstacles they face. In my work as a documentary filmmaker, I travelled to many fascinating places. The photos in this exhibition are from some of the countries I have visited over the years, along with ones taken in Oxford and around…

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25th anniversary demonstration – Campsfield House

November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Campsfield House main gates, Langford Lane
Kidlington, OX5 1RE
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"25 YEARS TOO LONG! Anniversary demo It will be 25 years since Campsfield House became an immigration detention centre, and members of the "Campaign to Close Campsfield and End All Immigration Detention" are planning a series of events.  These will include a meeting at the Town Hall on the Friday evening, and the usual gathering  in  Exeter Hall, Kidlington (2.30-4.30pm) after the demonstration.   It is a short walk to the hall from Campsfield House.  Both the Oxford MPs spoke last year; Layla Moran,…

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Quiz night in aid of Brightwell Supporting Refugees

November 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Lion Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, OX10 0RT United Kingdom + Google Map

"Brightwell Supporting Refugees are running a Quiz night at the Red Lion in Brightwell on Monday November 26th, 7.30 for 8pm start. Book tables by ringing the Red Lion (01491 837373)."

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Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes

November 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nissan Theatre, St Antony’s College, 62 Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6JF United Kingdom
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"A film by Nick Stadlen. The film lasts 88 minutes and will be  followed by a discussion led by the film-maker. Former High Court Judge and Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow Sir Nick Stadlen tells the story of Nelson Mandela's co-defendants at the Rivonia trial, the lawyers who saved them from the gallows and some of the other brave men and women who supported them in their fight for the freedom of South Africa. It is an inspiring story of immense courage and…

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