Brookes alumnus Roger Brown has recently co-curated an exhibition on the British Impressionist painter Wynford Dewhurst at Manchester Art Gallery.
Three undergraduates from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have had their research selected to represent Oxford Brookes at a national level. Additionally, Olena Zyelyentsova and Georgia Shortman have been invited to share their research at the Posters in Parliament conference in March 2017.
Oxford Brookes historian Dr Melanie Reynolds has been interviewed on Woman’s Hour (Thursday 29 Dec 2016) discussing her recently published book
Oxford Brookes historian Dr James Cooper provided live commentary on US President Donald Trump’s inauguration day (20 January) with Heart FM News.
Last year the world saw a number of terrorist attacks, including the bombings at Brussels airport, the lorry attack in Nice on Bastille Day, the mass shooting at the Orlando nightclub in the US, the attack on the Christmas market in Berlin and the recent Istanbul nightclub shootings as people celebrated the New Year.
Oxford Brookes History Professor Glen O'Hara has been speaking to the press about electoral prospects in the lead-up to the next UK General Election.
Students studying History of Art at Oxford Brookes University are benefiting from a new module introduced to give them an insight into the theory and practice of curating.
Last year, the Art History team launched a new second-year module, Curatorial Practice.
Out of the Blue, Oxford’s premier all-male a cappella group have released their new Christmas Charity Single, a version of the festive classic ‘Sleigh Ride’.
On the 29 November, Oxford Brookes held an event to celebrate the results of the latest National Student Survey (NSS).
Dr Tom Crook, senior lecturer in Modern British History, has been appointed as chair of the university's research degrees sub-committee.
The upcoming Glass Tank exhibition on “The War Beyond the Western Front” features the research undertaken through a collaborative project between Tudor Georgescu, Stephen Barker and the Soldiers of Oxfordshire (SOFO) Museum, and kindly funded by the AHRC Centre for Hidden Histories at the University of Nottingham.
Hannah Cooper, an Oxford Brookes History graduate, has recently started a career in probate genealogy, a career that allows her to directly apply skills learnt over the course of her degree.
Third-year History of Art student, Imogen Blears, completed a three month internship position at Sotheby's, one of the world's largest brokers of fine and decorative art, jewellery, real estate and collectibles.
Professor David Nash, lecturer in 19th and 20th century British history, has been interviewed by a documentary interested in whether or not The Da Vinci Code is blasphemous.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to recruit new students.
Professor of Art History Christiana Payne has featured in an award-winning film, highlighting the work of landscape painter Jeremy Gardiner.
Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University Michele Paule explores real and media worlds of the high-achieving girl at the start of the 21st Century to show how girls are still struggling with some persistent myths about how they learn and how they should be.
The Department of History, Philosophy and Religion are pleased to welcome Dr Emmanuel Betta to the research community at Brookes.
Five students from across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have received prizes for outstanding academic achievement in their first year of studies.
The Philosophy Course at Oxford Brookes has introduced two new modules into the first year syllabus.
Two Oxford Brookes academics have been awarded a prize for a research paper which explores the history of the regeneration of the East London docklands and the setting up of the London Docklands Development Corporation.
The department welcomes PhD student Katerina Kosta to the research community at Oxford Brookes. Her research will investigate sustainability in higher education, an emerging field as universities seek to become ‘greener’
Daniel Reed, a PhD student from Oxford Brookes University and a previous winner of a Royal Archives award, has now gained funding from the Royal Historical Society.
Emma Corr, a History and History of Art joint honours graduate from Oxford Brookes University has recently completed a journalism internship with regional newspaper the Leicester Mercury.
Dr Helen De Cruz, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Oxford Brookes is organising a short story competition for the American Philosophical Association, to inspire writers of philosophical fiction.
The Research Excellence Awards are a new initiative introduced by the University as part of Oxford Brookes’ commitment to supporting research-active academics.
This month sees the launch of a new book by an Oxford Brookes historian on the development of public health in the nineteenth century.
Last week, Melanie Bashor successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled “Engineering Tolerance: Origins of Multicultural Education Policies in the Atlantic World from 1941?1988.”
Natalia Miteva, a current Communication, Media and Culture student at Oxford Brookes University prepares to head back to her final year of study after completing a work placement with motor giant BMW Group UK.
The Department of History, Philosophy and Religion are pleased to offer two MA by Research studentships, one in the field of Methodist History and Culture and the second in the field of Religious History.
On Friday 13 May, the History of Art team at Oxford Brookes headed to the Ashmolean museum for LiveFriday, an after-hours experience.
The Guardian UK released their new University league tables and the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion achieved excellent rankings for a range of subjects.
On Tuesday 24 May 2016 Professor Roger Griffin attended a reception at 11 Downing Street, hosted by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, as part of a non-party political event aiming to making a positive case for EU membership from a historian’s perspective.
A new book by an Oxford Brookes academic has challenged historians who cast nineteenth -century working-class women as the villains of infant life.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer a number of full-time PhD Studentships across a range of subject areas for a September 2016 start.
On Friday 15 April Oxford Brookes held their first ever University-wide research conference showcasing current undergraduate and postgraduate student research.
Oxford Brookes University has been named in the Times Higher Education’s 150 Under 50 Rankings for the first time.
The Department of History, Philosophy and Religion are delighted to announce two new Doctors of Philosophy: Dr Alexandra Barmpouti and Dr Hanna Choudhury, who both successfully defended their theses in March this year.
This week sees the publication of a new book by Alysa Levene, Reader in History at Oxford Brookes University.
Professor Andrew Spicer has recently taken up the post of Literary Director of the Royal Historical Society (RHS).
Curatorial Practice is a new module offered by the History of Art department designed to introduce students to the world of curatorship.
Professor Glen O'Hara spoke at the British Academy last week about British business' relations with the European Union.
To mark its 150th Anniversary, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University, is pleased to offer a number of full-time PhD Studentships across a range of subject areas in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, starting in January 2016.
David Nash, Professor in History at Oxford Brookes University will be appearing in tomorrow’s episode of BBC 1 series Who Do you Think You Are? (Thursday 17 September).
Professor William Gibson from the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion was named as the editor of a new international journal in an announcement in the Times Literary Supplement last Friday (19 June).
Two students on the History Work Based Learning module have been kicking off a new project to trace former Brookes students who fought in major conflicts.
Oxford Brookes history graduate, Liam Howley, was interviewed on Sunday 15 February 2015 with Helen Blaby on BBC Radio Northampton about Charles Bradlaugh, the MP for Nothampton 1880–1891.
Professor Glen O'Hara has contributed another of his semi-regular pieces to The Independent online.
The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) has produced a fantastic result for the History subject area and History students at Oxford Brookes.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences recently celebrated the launch of six new publications across various subjects.
Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw recently contributed to an episode of the BBC Radio 4 series Beyond Belief on ‘Plague Narratives and Ebola’ which sought to explore the impact of religion and ideas of sin, guilt and punishment on explanations for the current, devastating epidemic of Ebola.
David Aldridge, Programme lead for Professional Education courses, recently led a seminar at the Institute of Education discussing ‘How Ought War to be Remembered in Schools?’
A range of research studentships are now open to applications in ten subject areas across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The closing date for applications is 24 November 2014 and successful applicants will begin their studies in January 2015.
Academic freedom and historical writing in modern Indian history are serious issues that currently concern Professor Waltraud Ernst, Professor of History.
Professor Joanne Bailey uses gender as an analytical tool in all her research into the history of marriage, parenting, and ideals of women’s and men’s behaviour.
The Faculty had two winners on the night, each receiving a beautiful glass trophy. Dr Ian Holgate won Best Single Learning Experience for a fantastic and "inspirational" visit he organised for Art History students to the Tate Britain and Tate Modern.
Professor Joanne Bailey contributed to BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking discussing ‘Eighteenth-Century Sexual Politics’.
Oxford Brookes’ annual festival at Pegasus Theatre, this year entitled OutBurst, is again set to thrill audiences with cutting-edge research showcases and events.
Roger Griffin, Professor of Modern History, is coming to be recognised internationally as a major expert on terrorism. Following the recent Boston and Woolwich attacks, Roger has written for the University publication Research Forum on what motivates people into enacting such atrocities. An edited extract of the article is presented here.