Humanities Cultural Programme


The Humanities Cultural Programme is an active programme of public events and projects, powered by research in the Humanities at Oxford.

Working in collaboration with both local cultural partners and the world's leading organisations, performers, artists, film-makers and musicians, the HCP seeks to increase the social impact and understanding of humanities research and reaffirm its value to our common future.

Engaging new audiences and participants of all ages, the HCP is a founding stone of the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities, due to open in the academic year 2024/25. It will bring the world’s leading performers and artists to Oxford, lead exhibitions, and theatrical performances, film screenings, and musical performances in its facilities.

The new Humanities Centre will be home to seven humanities faculties, and also give all of Oxford humanities state-of-the-art academic, exhibition and performance spaces designed to engage the Oxford community and the public at large, and attract new audiences.  Modern amenities and digital capabilities will finally allow for the full breadth of Oxford’s unparalleled collections and research in the Humanities to be shared more widely.

The HCP is part of TORCH, led by the TORCH Director, Prof Wes Williams and Dr Victoria McGuinness, Head of Cultural Programming and Partnerships.

The Humanities Cultural Programme has an expert external Advisory Council and internal Steering Committee. The programme is managed supported by an very experienced events and project management team.

For general enquiries, please contact the Humanities Cultural Programme Team on 

Past Events