The Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities, is an active programme of public events powered by research from across the Humanities.
Made possible by a landmark £150 million gift from philanthropist and businessman Stephen A. Schwarzman, the forthcoming new Humanities Centre highlights the essential role of the humanities in helping society confront and answer fundamental questions of the 21st century.
In the lead-up to opening the new building (scheduled for autumn 2024) the Humanities Division will host high-profile events through the Humanities Cultural Programme. A key aim of the Humanities Cultural Programme is to share research with, and learn from, as wide an audience as possible. 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.
The Centre will connect humanities research to new audiences, and the research coming out of the Centre will make a major contribution to the biggest challenges facing humanity, like AI and climate change. 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.