TORCH Goes Digital! Activism

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” - Anne Frank

Although Oxford is well known for its associations with the English political elite and global intelligentsia, the city has also been the site of much class conflict, student activism, and racial tension over the course of its eight hundred year history. This week, the theme for TORCH Goes Digital is 'Activism'. We will be exploring a variety of themes over this week, including artistic expression and political struggle, academic reflection and social responsibility. What shape will activism, and politics as a whole, take in our changing world? 

Activism Poster

Working with the great wealth of material created by the incredible researchers at the University of Oxford and beyond, the TORCH Team has curated a brilliant programme of blog posts, podcasts, news articles, poems, performances and more for you to enjoy. 

This week, we will be showcasing content including: 

Remember, we are happy to consider content submissions related to this theme, be it a poem, artwork, blog post, or book review!

Unleash your creativity, and send your suggestions and content to