Former professor in the School of Architecture, Ian Davis on his new book that explores Oxford through senses, symbolism and association.
“My films are not polemics. I don’t make films that say ‘think this!’ But any film that motivates people to care about life is an activist film. I invite people to take away stuff to ponder, reflect on and argue about.”
Robert Adams graduated from Oxford Polytechnic with an Architecture degree in 1978. His daughter Tamsin Bryant did likewise in 2007 before returning to complete her Diploma in 2010. They are now co-directors of Adams Collingwood Architects – united not just …
In September 1990, Emma Parker jumped in her mum’s car and drove the 70 miles to Oxford Polytechnic from her home in Salisbury – determined not to miss out on the course she had set her heart on despite falling short of the grades she needed.
Hadil Louz is the eighth student to receive the Gaza Scholarship. Observe caught up with one of the scholarship’s founders, Sir Iain Chalmers, to find out how he and fellow Oxford Brookes honorary graduate, Dr Paul Brankin got it started.
Anne Youngson ’10 studied MA Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes after retiring. She has been shortlisted for a Costa First Novel Award and won the Society of Authors’ Paul Torday Memorial Prize.
Oxford Brookes is a long-standing champion of Fair Trade and in 2019 awarded Erinch Sahan, CEO of the World Fair Trade Organization, an honorary doctorate. Erinch spoke to Observe about sustainable ways of doing business that give economically marginalised and …
Siobhan Hall ’16 studied for a Paramedic Emergency Care foundation degree and is currently working for South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS).
Anne-Marie Faulkner is an Adult Nursing student who, thanks to the Tessa-Jane Evans Bursary, is fulfilling her dream of helping others.
Emily-Rose Vaughan-Fowler ’13 studied for a Nursing Diploma and is currently working as a Clinical Research Nurse.