2019 Festival

The festival will take place between Thursday 28th February and Sunday 17th March 2019

Since the Festival began 30 years ago, a multitude of topics have been covered, ranging from the arts to the sciences, a variety of campaigns such as those concerned with homelessness and sweated labour and a broad range of groups and individuals have participated. The festival has also been about women’s creativity and raising issues on women’s rights.  Thus it has always tried to represent different women’s groups, different ages and nationalities as well as individual women.


This year’s theme, ‘We will survive and thrive’ falls into three parts. Firstly a reflection on the last 30 years, that is, both the successes and failures which have affected women’s lives in Oxford, nationally and internationally. Secondly it is about present issues which might affect women’s lives. Finally it is about hopes for the future.


OIWF Programme 2019 hires print


International Women’s Day 2019

The OIWF committee are organising an event in Oxford on Friday 8th March 2019, to celebrate International Women’s Day

As the theme this year is ‘We Will Survive and Thrive’, we are convening a panel of women to talk about their expereinces as a woman in their particular field of interest/experience.  So far we have confirmed:

Eleanor Smith, MP for Wolverhampton

Margaret Greer, Unison National Officer for Black Members