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October 2016

Mapathon

October 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
John Henry Brookes Building, Oxford Brookes University
Oxford, OX3 0BP United Kingdom
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Who owns our lands? We're kick-starting House of the Commons 2016 with Oxford Mapathon, an interactive mapping session with an introductory talk by Andy Wightman, author of 'Who Owns Scotland', 'Community Land Rights: A Citizens Guide' and 'The Poor Had No Lawyers', together with Tom Kenny from Shared Assets. Our mapping sessions will follow through themes of food, housing and energy, chaired by experts in the subjects. Sign up for FREE on Oxford Mapathon Eventbrite. A delicious cooked meal will…

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House of the Commons: Day 1

October 21, 2016
Methodist Church, Cowley Rd
Oxford, OX4 1BN United Kingdom
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Programme: Setting the scene: The mess, and how we might find our way out. 10:00-11:15 - Root causes with Beth Stratford, Alice Belotti and Alastair Parvin Beth Stratford: Why building houses won’t solve the housing crisis…. Beth will map the various drivers of the housing crisis, with visual props, facts and figures – and a focus on the widely neglected demand-side problems, like speculation and excessive mortgage credit. Alice Belotti: So where does that leave us? - Estate regeneration and impacts on communities.…

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Three Acres & A Cow

October 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Methodist Church, Cowley Rd
Oxford, OX4 1BN United Kingdom
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£5 - £10

Tickets are available HERE NOTE: This event has expired.

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House of the Commons: Day 2

October 22, 2016
Methodist Church, Cowley Rd
Oxford, OX4 1BN United Kingdom
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Programme: The Root Issues - joining the dots 10:00-11:15 - Inequality and Neoliberalism with Ross Ashcroft, Sara Mahmoud Sara Mahmoud: The Housing Act and current policy environment - highlighting the multiple failures of recent governments and policy to offer real solutions to the housing situation. Ross Ashcroft: The big challenges ahead - neoliberalism, its failings and how it has fuelled the current climate, followed by a positive outlook to tackling some of the biggest challenges of our time. Gentrification, Resistance…

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House of the Commons Evening Sessions

October 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Methodist Church, Cowley Rd
Oxford, OX4 1BN United Kingdom
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£5 - £8

Join us in an entertaining evening of spoken words and music. We have an exciting line-up of performers including award-winning poet, prose writer, playwright, performer and educator Anthony Anaxagorou, Afro-Jamaican inspired multi-genre artist A. Maluka a.k.a André Dallas, inspiring spoken word artist and advocate for social change Princess Ashilokun and friends... The tickets includes a tasty soup before the performance. Door open at 6pm and the performances begin at 7pm. Tickets available HERE. NOTE: This event has expired.

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House of the Commons: Day 3

October 23, 2016
East Oxford Community Centre, 44b Princes Street (corner of Cowley Rd)
Oxford, OX4 1HU United Kingdom
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Programme: Inspiring examples from groups taking action for fairer housing locally and nationally 10:30-12:00 - London Co-operative Housing Group and Neighbourhood Planning with Sue Brownhill and Fiona Mullins Scene setting with Charlie Fisher (Transition by Design): An overview of groups and models, highlighting the fertile new ground for disruptive housing models that exists Fresh ideas for linking professionals with community action and housing struggles with Just Space (TBC) London Co-operative Housing Group, and introduction from Claudia Firth Neighbourhood Planning and…

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