Common Ground Symposium 2018: Core Events Teaser!

Common Ground are proud to announce the Core Events for our highly anticipated 2018 symposium, which will be held in Oxford from 4th-11th May.

The symposium will comprise a week-long programme of events spearheaded by four Core Events, outlined below. The Core Events follow a rough chronological theme: our opening night, ‘Entrenched Roots’, will reflect on the past; the two panel events will tackle issues of first race, then class, in Oxford’s present; and our closing night, ‘Uprooted’, will celebrate our diversity and look to the future – to what a more equal Oxford could look like, and how we can get there.

A statement of purpose for the symposium is to follow, as well as further details of the Core Events and many others being organised by the Common Ground Team!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Review: ‘Colonialism and Climate Change’

By Amelia Cooper.

A panel held at Common Ground’s inaugural symposium welcomed Dalia Gebrial, a campaigner who currently works for People & Planet, and Leon Sealey-Huggins, an academic who focuses on the social relations of climate change, to speak alongside Asad Rehman, Executive Director of War on Want, at a panel chaired by student campaigner Lily MacTaggart. Their shared message was clear: the discourse on climate change requires a radical overhaul, and should be reframed as a question of climate justice.

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