Veronika Schröpfer ’14, Head of EU Research Projects at the Architects’ Council of Europe, talks about how architects can support the health sector in the Covid-19 crisis.
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Research on the Covid-19 frontline
Adult Nursing alumna, Susan Johnston ’13 talks about her role in Covid-19 research at the John Radcliffe Hospital (pictured above) in Oxford and how NHS workers are continuing to apply their skills and expertise, essential […]
Happy cakes for healthcare heroes
Raising spirits and showing kindness is crucial to getting through the Covid-19 crisis, and Happy Cakes founder, Julia Atkinson ’92, has been baking delicious cakes for hospital workers and homeless people. She talks about how […]
Experience Oxford in a beautiful new book
Former professor in the School of Architecture, Ian Davis on his new book that explores Oxford through senses, symbolism and association.
Mike Leigh – motivating people to care
“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.”
Like father, like daughter – a family firm making buildings better
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 […]
The confidence to do things differently
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.
How to start a scholarship
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: realising novel ideas
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.
Erinch Sahan: enterprising fairness
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 […]