Making a Difference: Community History and Social Change

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All are welcome to participate in a public event series being launched by the Oxford History Faculty’s new Community History Hub.


We will be discussing new directions in the field of History, being pioneered by community historians and academics working in partnership. The three events will take place across Oxford, as well as later being available to view online. They are free to attend, you simply need to book your place in advance via Eventbrite.

Our third and final event, Making a Difference: Community History and Social Change will be a panel discussion which features historians and policy-makers in conversation about how community-engaged research can be harnessed as a force for good, helping to tackle inequalities and socio-political issues in local communities. 

The format will be a brief talk from each panellist followed by a formal discussion between the panellists and then a time for the audience to ask questions.

We invite anyone interested in historical studies and social/political change to join us for a rich, engaging discussion. We also welcome you to get involved with our Hub’s growing network of History researchers and students by subscribing to our mailing list.


In advance of the event, we invite all participants to submit key topics and questions of interest for our panellists to reflect on and respond to during the panel conversation. Please email in your thoughts and suggestions to by 1pm on Wednesday 15 May.


LOCATION: Asian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way, Oxford OX4 1GH

DATE & TIME: Thursday 16 May 2024, 5-6.30pm

THE PANEL: Shabnam Sabir (Oxford City Council), Katrina Navickas (University of Hertfordshire), Alex Betts (Local & Global Officer, Oxford), Wongani Mwanza (Architect, Transition by Design)

CHAIRED BY: Meleisa Ono-George (History Faculty, Oxford)