FT Foundation CEO Visiting Oxford 16th January 2017

December 3, 2016


We are delighted that Mike Gidney, CEO of the Fairtrade Foundation, will speak at the Oxford Fair Trade Coalition AGM.

January 16, 6:00-8:00 pm, Long Room, Town Hall, Oxford, OX1 1BX.

Please reserve that date in your diaries!

The business of the meeting will take place from 6.00pm for a maximum of half an hour. Mike Gidney will speak at 6.30 for about half an hour on his vision of the future of Fairtrade and the role of FT towns, universities, colleges, schools and faith groups.  There will then be half an hour for questions and comments before sharing a glass of FT wine or juice together.

This is a time of considerable change for Fairtrade, so it will be interesting to have a chance to hear and ask questions about its future.


Pioneer of Fairtrade Gold Visiting Oxford 28th February 2017

December 3, 2016

wbm2-5_valeriogold_comp_largeAs part of the 2017 Fairtrade Fortnight calendar, we are delighted to announce that Greg Valerio, MBE, pioneer of Fairtrade gold will visit Oxford and will be speaking about his work on the evening of 28th February 2017. 

Greg is an inspirational speaker and is at the frontline of making Fairtrade practices a reality in a notoriously tough industry.

Please save the date and look out for further information in the New Year.

Meanwhile, take a peek at http://www.valeriojewellery.com/

Seminar: Nicaragua Then, Now and in the Future

November 26, 2016

Latin American Centre Seminar Series

Michaelmas Term, 2016 

to take place at 5pm on Monday 28 November 2016 in the Latin American Centre, Main Seminar Room,

1 Church Walk, Oxford, OX2 6LY, unless otherwise noted.

 Nicaragua Then, Now and in the Future.


 The Latin American Centre and the Oxford-León Association would like to invite you to our celebratory seminar on Nicaragua, as part of the 30 anniversary of the twining between the city of Oxford and León in Nicaragua. The seminar titled “Nicaragua Then, Now and in the Future” will take place on 28 November at 5pm in the Latin American Centre.

The panel will have two participants: Professor Valpy Fitzgerald of the Oxford Department of International Development and Dr Paul Oquist, Minister – Private Secretary for National Policies of Nicaragua. The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councilor Mohammed Altaf-Khan, will say a few words at the beginning. The event will be chaired by the Director of the Latin American Centre, Dr Diego Sánchez Ancochea.


Diego Sánchez Ancochea

Untold Stories Film Night 22nd November

October 31, 2016


Fairtrade Shop Seeks New Voluntary Director

October 30, 2016

Fairtrade at St Michaels is Oxford’s leading retail outlet for fair trade goods. By selling a wide range of beautiful craft and high-quality food products made by small-scale producers and farmers from all over the world we make a real difference to their quality of life and to the sustainability of their communities.
Based in Cornmarket since 2003, the shop is run profitably on the co-operative model, underpinned by a number of shareholders, and steered by a small board of voluntary directors. It employs four part-time staff supported by a large group of enthusiastic volunteers. Profits are ploughed back into the wider fair trade movement. In the last decade £45,000 has been distributed to a range of projects aimed at enhancing the lives and business opportunities of poor people.
More detail is available on our website http://www.fairtradeatstmichaels.co.uk
The board meets monthly and provides strategic direction, financial oversight, personnel management and marketing support. We are looking for one or two new directors to contribute to our part of the fair trade movement who will be happy to work in a highly consultative and warmly supportive environment. Professional experience in marketing, HR or retail would be advantages as would the willingness to contribute to the operational running of the shop on an occasional basis.
If you are interested in finding out more about this role contact us at info@fairtradeatstmichaels.co.uk 

Enjoy Fairtrade Tea and Cookies to Support Macmillan this Saturday

September 22, 2016


Sweet Talk Your Favourite Local Place!

July 28, 2016
divine choc july 2016
Does your local shop, café or deli stock
super-ethical Divine chocolate bars?
We can help you spread Fairtrade chocolate deliciousness to
a location near you! We have FREE Divine chocolate bar
samples and product information that you can collect to share
with your favourite local venue to encourage them to stock
some of the fantastic Divine chocolate range.
Ask for your samples and information
at Fairtrade at St. Michaels – sweet!