About Oxford International Women’s FestivaL (OIWF)

Founded in 1989, the Oxford International Women’s Festival has played a significant part in the community for over a quarter of a century.

The festival each year brings together women from different communities across oxford. It offers an exciting and informative programme of events that aims to celebrate women’s achievements, while taking an honest look at the obstacles women and girls face in the current day, particularly championing work happening locally in oxford.

A wide variety of events take place each year in various venues throughout Oxford city and the broader county. From exhibitions to workshops, topical talks, performances and plenty of events of under 16’s – there is something for everyone to get involved with!

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Past Events

2014 saw the 25th Anniversary of the Oxford International Women’s Festival, and as part of the celebrations we created an archive of events from past festivals, for people to enjoy again.


The Oxford International Women’s Festival could not exist without the dedication of our volunteer collective. Across the 2-week period in March, we are always on the look out for volunteers to help.


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