Intergenerational lives and learning

A hybrid conference celebrating the benefits, opportunities and challenges of multi-generational family lives

Copyright : Ezster Halazi, Stow Fair 2023.

Friday 9th February 2024

9-30 to 4-00pm

The Glass Tank, Abercrombie, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP

Please note: You will find it difficult to park vehicles near the campus, but Oxford has three excellent Park and Ride Car Parks on the outskirts. Bus 400 runs between Thornhill Park and Ride every 10 minutes with buses stopping directly at Headington Brookes.

Buses stop at B4 and B5 by the Main Entrance to the Gipsy Lane Site. The Glass Tank is in the Abercrombie Building, left at the top of the Piazza, after the Colonnade Store building.

Further details and booking.

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families often comprise three or four generations living together or close by. Traditions and culture, skills and trades, music and story, financial and emotional support transfer between them. Schools that succeed in including Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils in one generation continue to work well with succeeding generations of the extended family.

Our conference will give participants an opportunity to share and discuss how intergenerational life works for them, how it is experienced by different generations and the challenges posed by contemporary society.

Oxford Brookes is the home of the RIBA studio which is a practice-based route to qualification as an Architect. Its programme director is ACERT member Maria Faraone, and we plan to incorporate content from course participants into the day.

We hope the day will be advertised around all the Oxford colleges, so students with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller heritages, and those who want to support our campaign for equal rights can meet us and learn more about what ACERT does.

Exhibitions and Stalls

  • Angel Donaldson: The Nawken Knowledge Project 
  • Prof. Thomas Acton:  Romanistan Publication Bookstall
  • Claire Barker: Hampshire EMTAS Traveller Team
Information about Headington Campus, its opening hours, facilities and how to get there.
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Folk Arts and Communities day at UEA

The Gypsy and Traveller contribution to the English Folk tradition will be recognised at a free Education Development Day on 15th November at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

Hazel Marsh and Dr Esbjörn Wettermark introduced the Gypsy & Traveller Voices in Archives project at the ACERT Conference in February. Here they are joined by Candy Sheridan and Gloria Buckley in a day of activities.

Here are the full details.

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Roma students co-create environment exhibition

Rosemarie Cisneros co-created an exhibition called IMPORT AND EXPORT with Roma young people in Sheffield.  There were secondary schools involved and is a great example of what is possible when schools support and create space for new ways of thinking about Roma pride and climate justice.

The exhibition was supported by the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Equity and Inclusion and the Romani Cultural & Arts Company as part of the GM6 Programme.

The exhibition includes a screendance work that is part of a trilogy linked to climate justice. The film is called OCEAN: Import & Export.

Rosa would be happy to speak with any schools or individuals to think about ways of reusing the work or expanding on the exhibition. 

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