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The Power of Love: a Valentine’s Day celebration

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Oxford Brookes University, John Henry Brookes Building

Headington Campus

Gipsy Lane

Oxford

OX3 0BP

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A festival about love... and loss, exploitation, sexuality, power and manipulation

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It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re thinking about love... and sexuality, power, loss, and everything connected to the history of emotion.

Come and uncover the early history of Valentine’s cards - loving, comic and sinister. See, smell and taste foods associated with love and sexuality. And learn how love in the LGBTQ+ community is shaped by the society we live in.

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Join three talks on the themes of love, sex, power and more.

  • Gaslighting and the sinister side of 'love' - 10:00 - 11:00, John Henry Brookes Building, 128.
  • Cards against humanity? Cruel Victorian Valentines - 12:00 - 13:00, John Henry Brookes Building, 128.
  • Aphrodisiacs and love potions - 13:00 - 14:00, John Henry Brookes Building, 128.

Exhibition: 10:00 - 15:00, The Forum.

Enjoy live performances of love songs by The Wedding Present and Oxford band Candy Says. Join top panelists, including Grammy-award winning producer Andrew Scheps, to discuss how we express love in music today.

  • Live music: 17.00, The Forum, John Henry Brookes Building
  • Panel discussion: 18.00, Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building

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Oxford Brookes University, John Henry Brookes Building

Headington Campus

Gipsy Lane

Oxford

OX3 0BP

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