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1 Creative Commons 2024 Disability Lecture: Changing the disability narrative - from unseen to understood Oxford and Harvard alumna Beth Kume-Holland shares her personal journey from Oxford undergraduate and researcher to award-winning CEO and international disability rights advocate. Beth Kume-Holland, Sarah Stephenson-Hunter, Irene Tracey 16 May 2024
2 2023 Disability Lecture: Going beyond standards in technology and accessibility Dr Jessica Boland shares her experiences as a hard-of-hearing/deaf academic in science and technology, and her passion for improving accessibility in higher education. Jessica Boland, Tim Soutphommasane, Sarah Stephenson-Hunter 14 Jun 2023
3 Creative Commons Practice Makes… Disabled-Led Theatre Jess Thom of Touretteshero and Hannah Simpson, author of Samuel Beckett and Disability Performance, discuss relaxed performance, accessibility, and the Touretteshero production of Beckett’s Not I. Jess Thom, Hannah Simpson, Helen Dallas, Madeleine Saidenberg 20 Oct 2022
4 2022 Disability Lecture: Hands Off - navigating unwanted touch, consent and disability Dr Amy Kavanagh delivers the 2022 Annual Disability Lecture Amy Kavanagh 23 Aug 2022
5 Creative Commons Navigating non-market forces in a nascent entrepreneurship ecosystem Rudolph Okai talks to Ashraf Mizo about his entrepreneurship experience and what the company (Nayla) he founded is doing. Ashraf Mizo, Rudolph Okai 10 Jun 2022
6 2021 Disability Lecture: The intersections of disability, science and academia Dr Hamied Haroon explores the intersections of disability, science and academia. All views expressed in the lecture are the speaker’s own. Hamied Haroon, Sarah Stephenson-Hunter, Louise Richardson, Catherine Walter 06 Jul 2021
7 2020 Disability Lecture: #WhyDisabledPeopleDropOut Dr Kate West, a neurodivergent student-turned-academic, reflects on the neurotypical University. Kate West, Sarah Stephenson-Hunter, Louise Richardson, Catherine Walter 01 Jun 2020
8 From Inclusion to Exclusion from School: Transforming the lives of young people with special educational needs and disabilities? This seminar explores the process of formal and informal exclusion from the macro, meso and micro level to understand some of the complex interactions between policy, school and individual factors. Jill Porter, Ruth Moyse 25 Feb 2020
9 2019 Disability Lecture: The Triple Cripples... creators, educators, rule breakers, and the personification of empowerment Jay Abdullahi and Kym Oliver, a team of two black disabled women, reclaim the word ‘cripple’ in their fight against three layers of discrimination. Jay Abdullahi, Kym Oliver 13 Jun 2019
10 Valuing Women With Disabilities Valuing Women With Disabilities: Infantilised, Medicalised, Pauperised? Marie Tidball, Helen Brookman, Julie Jaye Charles 21 Feb 2018
11 Creative Commons FMR 35 Disabilities among refugees and conflict-affected populations In 2007 the Women's Refugee Commission launched a major research project to assess the situation for those living with disabilities among displaced and conflict affected populations. Rachael Reilly 12 Dec 2017
12 Autonomy, Community, Destiny: Re-Imagining Disability The second seminar in the Disability and Curriculum Diversity series at TORCH Elizabeth Frood, Dom Hyams, Marie Tidball 07 Dec 2017
13 Work, Time and Stress: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Stress & overwork in both education and professional life in the Victorian era and the 'dynamic' nature of disability and the impact of the stresses of modern life has. Sally Shuttleworth, Marie Tidball 07 Dec 2017
14 Complexity in our multiple identities: the 2017 Disability Lecture University of Oxford Annual Disability Lecture Dan Holloway, Torø Graven, Rebecca Surender, Marie Tidball 10 Jul 2017
15 Disability Narratives and Histories Launch event for the TORCH Disability and Curriculum Diversity series. Marie Tidball, Helen Hillman, Richard Sandell, Elleke Boehmer 04 Jul 2017
16 The 2017 Merton Equality Conversation: 'A Duty of Care' The opening talk at the 2017 Merton Equality Conversation, given by Lord David Puttnam at the TS Eliot Theatre, Merton College, Oxford, on Tuesday 7 March 2017. David Puttnam 11 May 2017
17 2015 Disability Lecture: Hilary Lister, from Jesus College to sailing solo around the UK Hilary Lister is giving the first University of Oxford Disability Lecture. Hilary was an undergraduate at Jesus College who has since gained fame as a quadriplegic sailor. She was the first disabled woman to sail solo around Britain. Hilary Lister 07 May 2015
18 How Disabled Design Changed the History of Modernism. This lecture explores disabled design as an alternative to canonical aesthetic and political histories of David Serlin 16 Oct 2014
19 Creative Commons FMR 35 Local integration of refugees in Brazil Local integration is a complex economic, political, social and cultural process. Julia Bertino Moreira, Rosana Baeninger 08 Apr 2013
20 Creative Commons FMR 35 Amnesty for clandestine refugees in Brazil The story of clandestine refugees in Brazil. Alex André Vargem 08 Apr 2013
21 Creative Commons FMR 35 Enhancing refugees' integration: new initiatives in Brazil Recent initiatives in Brazil have strengthened protection and enhanced integration opportunities for refugees. Liliana Lyra Jubilut 08 Apr 2013
22 Creative Commons FMR 35 Brazil and the spirit of Cartagena The Declaration of Cartagena is important as it includes elements that link the three threads of international protection, humanitarian law, human rights and the rights of refugees, in legislation, interpretation and operation. Luiz Paulo Teles Ferreira Barreto, Renato Zerbini Ribeiro Leão 08 Apr 2013
23 Creative Commons FMR 35 Protection in natural disasters Preparing for, responding to and recovering from natural disasters is as much about human rights as about delivery of relief items and logistics. Elizabeth Ferris 08 Apr 2013
24 Creative Commons FMR 35 Migration, mobility and solutions: an evolving perspective There is growing recognition that refugees' mobility is a positive asset that can contribute to their lasting protection. Katy Long, Jeff Crisp 08 Apr 2013
25 Creative Commons FMR 35 Responding to IDP reproductive health needs Despite the administrative, logistical, political and cultural challenges of working in Darfur, the Gereida Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care Centre has made significant progress in a short time. Shanon McNab, Isabella Atieno 08 Apr 2013
26 Creative Commons FMR 35 To return or stay? The views of Sri Lankan refugees in India challenge some of the assumptions inherent in promoting repatriation as the most desirable durable solution to protracted displacement. John Giammatteo 08 Apr 2013
27 Creative Commons FMR 35 Accountability to disaster affected populations The hardest aspect of accountability to disaster-affected persons seems to be managing the tensions between the timeliness and the quality of a response. Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response 08 Apr 2013
28 Creative Commons FMR 35 The case for a Conclusion Why support UNHCR's proposed ExCom Conclusion on Disability. Brendan Joyce 08 Apr 2013
29 Creative Commons FMR 35 In-house (dis)ability In May 2007 UNHCR established an internal working group to look at developing in-house policies for people with disabilities both for the benefit of people of concern to us and for staff members. Safak Pavey 08 Apr 2013
30 Creative Commons FMR 35 Social inclusion: a Pakistan case-study An inclusive approach to water and sanitation provision can facilitate good hygiene behaviour, improve self-reliance and reduce the prevalence of many preventable diseases. Munazza Gillani, Mohammad Bilal Chaudhry, Niazullah Khan 08 Apr 2013
31 Creative Commons FMR 35 Negotiating inclusion in Sri Lanka In providing effective assistance to displaced people with disabilities in Sri Lanka, partnerships and negotiating skills have proved essential. Valerie Scherrer, Roshan Mendis 08 Apr 2013
32 Creative Commons FMR 35 Disability in the UN cluster system The cluster system offers space for raising awareness among humanitarian actors and for putting disability on the agenda, but it impairs local and cross-cutting dynamics at field level. Adele Perry, Anne Héry 08 Apr 2013
33 Creative Commons FMR 35 Services and participation in Yemen Assessing the needs of refugees and asylum seekers with disabilities has traditionally been much neglected in refugee assistance programmes. Aisha M Saeed 29 Mar 2013
34 Creative Commons FMR 35 Education access for all Despite the challenges and barriers experienced by displaced learners with disabilities and the evident need for further human and financial resources, inclusive education in crisis contexts is possible. Helen Pinnock, Marian Hodgkin 29 Mar 2013
35 Creative Commons FMR 35 Brokering the culture gap Although refugees who enter the United States are encouraged to integrate into American life, many struggle to navigate the country's service delivery system, especially those with disabilities. Rooshey Hasnain 29 Mar 2013
36 Creative Commons FMR 35 Resettlement for disabled refugees Over the past few decades there have been some positive (albeit inconsistent) changes in US refugee admissions policy as well as in UNHCR's guidelines for resettlement, especially relating to refugees with disabilities. Mansha Mirza 29 Mar 2013
37 Creative Commons FMR 35 Reception of asylum seekers with disabilities in Europe With regard to the reception of asylum seekers in the European Union, provisions for the protection of people with disabilities are found in a wide range of regulatory sources. Ana Beduschi-Orti 29 Mar 2013
38 Creative Commons FMR 35 Failing London's disabled refugees Small, refugee led community organisations are disproportionately taking the strain for supporting London's disabled asylum seekers and refugees. Neil Amas, Jacob Lagnado 29 Mar 2013
39 Creative Commons FMR 35 Early engagement New Zealand welcomes refugees with disabilities, but this article investigates how well they are supported after arrival. Celia Brandon, Candy Smith 29 Mar 2013
40 Creative Commons FMR 35 New Zealand: beyond the quota The New Zealand government accepts refugees with disabilities and has established structures and partnerships to facilitate their participation in society. Rowan Saker 29 Mar 2013
41 Creative Commons FMR 35 The Convention: on paper and in practice While various international instruments are in place to protect the rights of persons with disabilities, knowledge of these at a grassroots level is limited. Cassandra Phillips, Steve Estey, Mary Ennis 29 Mar 2013
42 Creative Commons FMR 35 Displacement limbo in Sierra Leone When does war end and peace begin? When a peace accord is signed? When the intervention forces leave and those responsible are put on trial? Or when civilians can return home and resume their livelihoods? Sam Duerden 29 Mar 2013
43 Creative Commons FMR 35 Kakuma's first raffle In the face of continuing funding cuts to programmes, residents and staff in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya have had to find new ways to support persons with disabilities. Menbere Dawit with the Kakuma Syndicate Disabled Group 29 Mar 2013
44 Creative Commons FMR 35 Shifting community views: reducing stigma in Dadaab Among the greatest protection risks facing refugees with disabilities in Dadaab are discrimination and stigmatisation. Devon Cone 25 Mar 2013
45 Creative Commons FMR 35 Intersection of disability and HIV/AIDS Intersection of disability and HIV/AIDS. Myroslava Tataryn 25 Mar 2013
46 Creative Commons FMR 35 More than a ramp People with disability live in families and live in communities. We cannot be separated from society. (Simon Ong'om, Chairperson of the Gulu Disabled Persons Union). Gulu Disabled Persons Union 25 Mar 2013
47 Creative Commons FMR 35 Perception and protection in Sri Lanka An assessment conducted in Sri Lanka in 2008 revealed that displaced people with disabilities were extremely vulnerable to protection incidents and their vulnerability was increased by their lack of voice. Francesca Bombi 25 Mar 2013
48 Creative Commons FMR 35 Vulnerability and disability in Darfur The difficulties faced by persons with disabilities throughout the displacement process contribute to their increased vulnerability. Maria Kett, Jean-Francois Trani 25 Mar 2013
49 Creative Commons FMR 35 Addressing the data challenge The humanitarian relief community needs to collect disability-specific data through rapid needs assessments, registration processes, accessing local knowledge and disability monitoring. Kathleen B Simmons 25 Mar 2013
50 Creative Commons FMR 35 Disability in displacement People with disabilities face many additional difficulties before, during and after displacement but provision of appropriate assistance and protection for all is feasible. Aleema Shivji 25 Mar 2013
51 Creative Commons FMR 35 A shared vision Comments from United Nations Special Rapporteur on Disability. Shuaib Chalklen 25 Mar 2013
52 Towards a Fairer Society Dr Sally Mapstone, Hugh Dent MBE, Professor Fiona Caldicott and Peter Quinn discuss the issue of equality and diversity specifically within the University of Oxford, looking at gender, race and disability issues. It was filmed at the Alumni Weekend 2011. Sally Mapstone, Hugh Dent, Fiona Caldicott, Peter Quinn 20 Oct 2011