Oxfam events in Scotland

If you would like more details or to book a place on any of these events, please email Sara, scowan@oxfam.org.uk, or call 0141 285 8874. 

Oxfam groups have regular meetings throughout the year, to find out more and see if there is a group in your area contact Kezia, kgriffin@oxfam.org.uk





Nov 23rd Building a Movement, Edinburgh (venue TBC), 12noon - 4.30pm

Local groups sharing skills and ideas for a better world.. Join us for an afternoon of workshops and action planning, as local groups working on a range of campaigns across Scotland come together to meet and share their skills. For seasoned campaigners, or those just starting out, all are welcome to come along to meet like-minded folk and reinvigorate their campaigns to change the world! Contact Sara on scowan@oxfam.org.uk

Nov 1st Constituency Campaigner Induction Training, venue TBC, 11am - 4pm

Oxfam's volunteer Constituency Campaigners raise campaign issues with politicians and decision-makers in their area to promote real and lasting change. To find out more about joining the programme click here.

Oct 16th & 17th Nourish Conference 2014 "Our Common Wealth of Food", Glasgow Concert Hall

This year Oxfam is joining Nourish Scotland as a partner in their annual conference which will ask if we can use a 'Common Wealth' approach to food. There is enough food for everyone, but people go hungry in Scotland as well as in poorer Commonwealth countries. The conference will be an opportunity to share experiences and ideas with farmers and policymakers from India, Malawi and the Caribbean countries. What would it take for everyone to eat well without messing up the planet? And how should Scotland play its part? There will be a World Food Day celebration and panel discussion at Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket on the evening of October 16th. You can find out more and book here http://nourishscotland.org/conference-2014-common-wealth-food

Oct 4th Edinburgh World Justice Festival, Edinburgh University, 11am - 4.30pm

Resources, Conflict and Climate Conference.2014 EWJF conference will look at some of the big drivers of development and conflict in the world. Top-notch speakers and informative and inspiring breakout sessions. Click here to find out more.

Sep 26th Light Fly Fly High, 7.30pm, CCA Glasgow as part of Take One Action Film Festival

A gripping story of defiance, filmed over three eventful years in the life of an inspiring young woman who refuses to compromise her integrity or her dreams. For more information about this screening click here http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/event/light-fly-fly-high-3

Sep 25th Inequality For All, 8.30pm, Edinburgh Filmhouse as part of Take One Action Film Festival

Does inequality matter? Arguments against its corrosive effects rarely come as cogently and powerfully in this rousing expose. This film charts the history of America's rich/poor and argues that the status quo is not sustainable. For more information about this screening click here http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/event/inequality-for-all-2

Sep 25th Inequality For All UK Film Premiere, 7.30pm, CCA Glasgow as part of Take One Action Film Festival

Does inequality matter? Arguments against its corrosive effects rarely come as cogently and powerfully in this rousing expose. This film charts the history of America's rich/poor and argues that the status quo is not sustainable. For more information about this screening click here http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/event/inequality-for-all

Sep 13th Oxfam Scotland Student Summit, 12noon - 4.30pm, St Andrews University

A chance for Oxfam Student societies to get together and plan for the coming year campaigning. Open to current society members and other students interested in getting involved. For more information or to book your place email Emma - ehorrell1@oxfam.org.uk

Sep 10th & 11th Reinventing Our Economy for People and the Planet, University of Glasgow

A debate and conference about alternative sustainable economic policy asking the key question 'how can we make our economy deliver for wellbeing and sustainability?' To find out more about this event and to register for your place click here http://reinventoureconomy.uk

Jul 25th Focus on Inequality, 9am - 1pm, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

This  event  is  an opportunity to come together and join the discussion on the  impact of economic inequality on those in Scotland and to look at ways forward. Oxfam  Scotland  will  be  launching a key piece of research on the day and will  be  joined  by one of our partners Gehan Macleod from GalGael to hear more  about  how they are challenging inequality in Govan and their visions for the future.

We  will  also  be  joined by Deputy First Minister Nicola Strugeon MSP and Co-convener  of  the  Green  Party  Patrick Harvie MSP for Yes Scotland and Deputy  Leader  of  the  Scottish Labour Party Anas Sarwar MP and a further speaker,  to  be confirmed, to represent Better Together, to hear from both sides  of  the  independence  debate  about  what  they  would do to tackle inequality. Join us to explore global and local inequality, to quiz the politicians and to ask for action to tackle inequality. For more information, or to book your place, click here.

Apr 30th Scotland's Place in Building a Just World 2014 Matters event, Edinburgh 6.30-9pm

In 2014 Scotland will vote on whether or not to become an independent country. What impact will this have on building a just world and how can all parts of government work to support this aim? Find out more and book tickets here

Apr 12th Campaigners summit *date change*

Oxfam Scotland Office, 10 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, 12noon-4pm. Open to all campaigners across Scotland, the Summit will provide a platform for in-depth discussions of Oxfam's latest campaigns on Climate Change and Inequality. The afternoon will include guest speakers and workshops which will highlight the key issues within these campaigns as well as provide opportunities to brainstorm campaigning strategies for groups and individual campaigners alike. For more details and to book your place email Kezia Griffin: kgriffin@oxfam.org.uk

Apr 2nd Constituency Campaigners Training, Scottish Parliament

Tour of the Scottish Parliament and Q&A session with Alison Johnston MSP. Your chance to find out more about the workings of the Scottish Parliament and get some tips about the best way to lobby your local politicians. Booking is essential email Helene - hcardona@oxfam.org.uk - for more details.

Mar 19th Energy, Environment and Climate Change 2014 Matters event, Glasgow University, 7.30-9pm

Speakers include Willie Rennie MSP, Sarah Boyack MSP and Patrick Harvie MSP. Many energy, environmental and climate change problems are global problems that need not only local solutions, but also concerted global action. How can Scotland play its part in helping to tackle these issues, as part of a union, or as an independent country? Find out more and book your place here

Mar 8/9th A Rich Man's World Jubilee Scotland Event, Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow University

In the wake of the global financial crisis and amid continuing austerity cuts and a debate on Scotland future, how do we fight for the world we want? A weekend to inspire and discover the trust behind the economic system. Find out more

Mar 8th Take One Action Film screening

To celebrate International Women's Day, Take One Action Film Festivals and Oxfam Scotland are presenting the "stirring, inspiring portrait of a vigorous campaigner for political and social change" (Variety). Screening at Filmhouse cinema, Edinburgh on Saturday 8 March (exact time TBC). More details

30 April - Scotland's Place in Building a Just World 2014 Matters event, Edinburgh 6.30-9pm

In 2014 Scotland will vote on whether or not to become an independent country. What impact will this have on building a just world and how can all parts of government work to support this aim?

30 April - Scotland's Place in Building a Just World 2014 Matters event, Edinburgh 6.30-9pm

In 2014 Scotland will vote on whether or not to become an independent country. What impact will this have on building a just world and how can all parts of government work to support this aim?