Why we run a Festival

IF Oxford is organised by a charity (number 1151361) with Trustees and a small team that work year-round to produce the Festival which began in 1992.

We believe Festivals are a powerful and cost-effective way to bring people together, inspiring curious minds of all ages and backgrounds to access and help shape new ideas.

Our events enable a diversity of people (both presenters and audiences) to start conversations that establish relevance and build trust around complex topics. This Festival is a moment in time to recognise, test and enjoy great ideas, or learn something new.

In 2020, the Festival took place as a month-long digital offer. See the infographic report (link below) from IF 2020, or explore our values 

2020 Festival report


Introductory meetings

Before you submit an event proposal, meet the Festival team and discuss your ideas;

Click the date to book your place:

Wednesday 24 March, 2.30 – 4pm

Tuesday 20 April, 10.30am – 12pm

Submit your event proposal by 30 April