Artweeks is the country's biggest open studio event with more than 500 free exhibitions across the whole of the county. Amazing art is available to view or buy in a huge variety of different locations.
Dragonfly Co-operative is a group of five women plus guest artists who love to make jewellery. All the profit from sales create a fund to buy IT equiqment for charities. This fund is managed by Ingotec, a social enterprise which was started by OUCS staff, to offer low-to-no-cost IT services to charities.
We try to operate ethically, and use environmentally friendly materials wherever we can. Being intrinsic hoarders, we love to re-use, recycle and generally reduce waste, which is reflected in our recycled range.
The co-operative consists of staff from OUCS and Jane our seed-bead queen who works within Sociology. Those who work in OUCS do so in a variety of roles within the following sections: Personnel, Learning Technologies and Infrastructure Systems and Support Group. OUCS staff have been very supportive in other ways too including purchasing our goods, bringing us broken jewellery to repair or donating unwanted/broken jewellery and saving waste products. We are really grateful to all our volunteers and supporters.
Enquiries: david.hastings 'at' oucs.ox.ac.uk
Simon is a talented photographer and Miranda a keen artist. Together they have travelled far and wide, across Eastern Europe, Russia, China and Japan, capturing simple images of everyday people and places. They enjoy the freedom travelling brings and the pleasure of being completely immersed in a foreign culture - watching a new world unfold.
At the University of Oxford, Miranda manages various projects for the Director of IT and Oxford University Computing Services. She specialises in communications and public relations. Simon is an Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation solicitor in London.
Denise completed her BSc in Fine Arts in Madison, WI in USA where she was born. A job in advertising after university started a love affair with Apple Mac computers and desktop publishing. Someday Denise hopes to own a B and B in a sunny climate and provide relaxing art holidays for the guests.
He has been a keen amateur photographer for several years and rarely travels anywhere without a camera. While he may turn his hand to almost anything, he has a particular passion for travel in the USA, from the major coastal cities to the spectacular mountains and deserts of the west. Here he presents some of his favourites from recent years.
He especially likes photographing dilapidated or ruined buildings, both modern and ancient, and takes the opportunity to do so wherever he travels - most recently in trips in the UK, Europe, the USA and India.
OUCS began its involvement in Artweeks in 2010 - Artweeks at OUCS: 2010