The weeks are flying by at the moment. As it's Friday, here's your weekly update on what's been happening in Oxfam House over the past five days.
To make sure everyone stays up-to-date with the Syria crisis, and Oxfam's response to it, our Internal Communications Team are currently sending a weekly email out to all staff. It outlines the current situation and tells us about the work...
I got up at 4.30am on Sunday and, along with colleagues from Oxfam's Events Team, headed straight to the British Academy. It was London Marathon day and we needed to get our post-race reception ready for our fantastic team of runners. The early start was completely worth it. The reaction of the runners as they arrived at the reception was unforgettable.
If you want to be part of Oxfam's 2014 London Marathon team, you can...
This time last week, we posted the first update on the week's events in Oxfam House. We got a good response to it, so it's nice to be able to bring you the next one! It feels like it's been a busy week. Lots has been happening - and the sun finally made an appearance, which makes everything a little bit better.
We have to start with Syria. It's our primary focus in Oxfam House...
On 8 March, and throughout the entire month, thousands of people across the UK are going to be celebrating International Women's Day by holding an Oxfam Get Together - and we can't wait.
Ever wondered what the Ops team look like who put on Trailtrekker, Trailwalker and provide the support and logistics for London Marathon, cycling and emergency challenge events for Oxfam? Now's your chance. You get a free demonstration on how amazing the award winning Oxfam bucket
is too. With over 12 unique, life saving features - you can see why we get a bit obsessed with it!
"This trailwalker thing, do you have to have a team, I can easily do it."
That's today's comment of the week in full. Shaune Caygill told us on Facebook that he thinks he can take on our 100km team challenge, Trailwalker. We wish him the best of luck! Having walked it myself, I can say it's no easy feat - but it is worth it.
We've just launched our brand new...
From 11-17 October, shwop your old shoes and handbags in M&S and get £5 off women's new shoes, boots and bags*.
Shwopping is a great way of giving your old handbags and shoes a second life. Around 10,000 clothing items go to landfill every five minutes, but you can do something to help reduce this by joining the shwopping revolution at Marks & Spencer.
How shwopping works…
It's so easy to do -...
Oxfam is going to receive the Freedom of the City of Oxford this October. The Lord Mayor will present the Freedom of the City scroll to our Chief Executive and our Chair at a ceremony at the Town Hall.
The granting of the Freedom of the City of Oxford is awarded under two categories - persons of distinction or persons who have, in the opinion of the council, rendered eminent services to the city. Only a few people - including...
Oxfam loves the movies. We've got more than 500 videos on our channel and together people like you have watched them nearly 4 million times! For this week's chart, prepare to make it 4 million and ten - turn up the volume, ready your finger over that "share" button, and check out some of our favourite Oxfam videos.
1. Breakdancing pregnant women
With more than 1.3m...
Our October music festival, Oxjam - which sees volunteers organise gigs across the UK - launches next week with a series of intimate gigs (24-27 September). And you could be there!
Q music magazine is giving away two tickets to each of the gigs in the Dalston Oxfam Shop.
The full line-up is:
Graham Coxon, Theme Park (acoustic set), plus support (24 September)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs...