Events

Fair Trade Events in Oxford in 2018

OFTC and Shared Interest stall at One World Fair

Please do contact us if you would like your Fair Trade event listed here. We look forward to hearing from you.

Details of OFTC Steering Group Meeting can be found here.


Friday with Friends – Upping our Fair Trade Game

Friday 14th September, 7.30 – 9.00 pm, Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles

A talk and discussion with Sabita Banerji, OFTC Chair, Bart Ashton, Bursar of Lady Margaret Hall, and Michael Mckinley of Shared Interest.


Oxford Fairtrade City renewal & new International Fair Trade Charter launch

Tuesday 25th September, 12 noon, Town Hall, St Aldates

Join us to celebrate the renewal of Oxford’s status as a Fairtrade City & to help launch the new International Fair Trade Charter by the World Fair Trade Organisation and Fairtrade International. The new Fairtrade City certificate will be presented to the Lord Mayor of Oxford. Fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.

Please contact chairoftc@gmail.com if you would like to attend.


How is Fair Trade faring now in a changing world?

Friday 12 October 3.00-4.30 pm, United Reformed Church Summertown 

An illustrated lecture by former OFTC Chair, Carol Wills. Carol is also an Honorary Member of the World Fair Trade Organisation. Lecture followed by tea and discussion. £5 charge for URC building fund.


Fairtrade at St Michael’s 15th Anniversary Party 

October 21st, 3 – 6 pm Tap Social, North Hinksey Lane, just off the Botley Road

Congratulations to Fairtrade at St Michael’s – the fair trade shop in the heart of the City – on their 15th anniversary! An amazing achievement and a tribute to the hard work and dedication of all their volunteers, staff and suppliers and to the loyalty of their customers. You are invited to a party to  celebrate. There will be plenty to interest and entertain all ages with a variety of fair trade stalls plus music, poetry, displays, craft activities, board games, refreshments and, of course, cake. Full details of the venue and programme will follow soon. Check www.fairtradeatstmichaels.co.uk for information.


One World Fair and Fair Trade Festival

Saturday 3rd November, 10.00 – 1700, Town Hall St Aldates

Oxford Fair Trade Coalition joins forces with the Oxford Oxfam Group this year to turn the iconic One World Fair that they have run for 30 years, into a Fair Trade Festival as well. There’ll be the usual fabulous stalls in the main hall… and now you can also have Fair Trade stalls, activities, talks, games, exhibitions in the historic Assembly Rooms – along with delicious home-made food and live music.


Fair trade in Palestine

Coming soon! 

A talk by OFTC members, Carol Wills and Elizabeth Laskar on their visit to Palestine.


What does Fair Trade mean for Human Rights?

December 10th – time and venue tbc

Erinch Sahan, Chief Executive of the World Fair Trade Organisation will be the key speaker at the Oxford Fair Trade Coalition AGM, which falls on International Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 

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